Joseph E. Samuels, Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Cold/Flu Season

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By: Joseph E. Samuels, D.O.M.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine



Build a powerful immune system through the use of Acupuncture and Chinese pharmacology.

Oriental Medicine is well known for its ability to treat most medical conditions as long as the condition does not require surgery. However, what you may not know is the fact that Oriental Medicine is one of the most effective health care modalities for preventing illness.

The human body is made up of many different organ systems and the overall health of a patient is generally determined by how well each system functions and interacts with one another.

The respiratory system for example, is composed of 6 basic parts, the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs.  One of the main functions of the respiratory system is to bring oxygen into the body.  This system will always be compromised during a cold/flu invasion because the virus enters the body through the lungs and decreases the function of the entire respiratory system.  Oriental Medicine has the ability to strengthen the function of every organ system in the body and in this scenario, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine needs to strengthen the function of the lungs so the patient will be able to fight off the infection.  This medical condition can be treated with the use of Oriental Medicine.  But more importantly, a cold/flu can be prevented from occurring in the first place.

During cold/flu season, I treat dozens of patients who come into my office complaining of cold/flu symptoms and I have a very effective treatment protocol for reducing the intensity of symptoms as well as the duration of time.  But more importantly, by using Oriental Medicine on a somewhat regular basis, we can build a powerful immune system to prevent many illnesses from manifesting to begin with.  There is a lot to be said for Oriental preventative medicine and because we have such easy access to it in this country, I believe we should take full advantage of its ability to protect us.