A Holistic Approach to the Common Cold and Flu

Your health should always be your top priority – especially during the cold and flu season, which we’re right in the middle of. Despite COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe, which requires its own set of rules to follow for prevention, we all still need to be aware of the common cold and traditional influenza.

In medicine, “holistic” means treating the whole person, their overall health, and taking a deeper look at what is going on with the entire body. By taking a more holistic approach to your health and visiting an alternative doctor, you’ll be able to get a much better understanding of what’s going on and what treatments would help.

First, it’s important to be able to identify the various signs and symptoms of the flu and the common cold:

The Flu:

  • Sudden fever
  • Eye pain
  • Chills and sweats
  • Headache
  • Aching muscles
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Vomiting  

The Common Cold:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Malaise
  • Cough
  • Low-grade fever
  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Mild headache
  • Slight body aches

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and you go to a conventional doctor, they will likely only prescribe rest and certain medications. That could help, sure. But you might feel significantly better if you consider some of the alternative ways to address a cold or the flu.

Here are some excellent alternative options to treat the common cold and the flu:


Compared to traditional cold remedies, Acupuncture can be quite effective against virtually every symptom of the common cold. Adhering to Oriental medicine guidelines, an acupuncturist places small needles at key points along your skin, subsequently activating your body’s immune system and balancing your body’s energy.

Chinese Herbs

In addition to acupuncture, herbal formulas have been shown to be quite effective for the common cold and the flu. Herbal remedies have been around for centuries and are great for helping the body deal with any illnesses that arise. They can improve your metabolism, boost your energy levels, and fight off stress and other negative feelings. The majority of these herbs can be found at your local herbal store, as well.

When most people think of the common cold or the flu, they jump to conventional treatments – but alternative healthcare is becoming a great option for more and more people. Fighting back against these ailments and healthcare in general involves much more than simply taking an over-the-counter medication. A holistic doctor can help you better manage these issues or avoid them altogether.

If you want to learn more about these alternative, holistic approaches to healthcare, or if you want to find a good source of herbs, visit Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture and schedule your free consultation. Good luck!