I often say when explaining Qi to a patient. Qi is unseen but so is the wind, we do not see it move the trees but we know it is doing just that. The same is for the inside of our body’s Qi is unseeable, we do not see the Qi in our body move within us. We can feel it though tremors and convulsing all wind signs and symptoms. Wind is a climatic factor which exists both in the macrocosm outside of our bodies and the microcosm inside our bodies. Wind in our body resembles the wind in nature. Wind generates movement. It produces change and speed when things would normally be calm and motionless. Parkinson’s and Arthritic symptoms which wonder and move from body to body part would be considered a wind bi. Wind Pain.
Wind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered the main culprit in cold and flu. Pernicious wind can enter the body through the skin as an exogenous pathogen (a virus). Wind attacks the upper body and cold symptoms often appear in the head with stuffiness and cough. I would remove exogenous pathogen with an acupuncture point prescription geared at pushing the virus out of the body, and I would use points to help with a cough and congestion The lung channel job is to keep immunity strengthened. The lung is our Wei Qi which translates as fighting Qi.
Cold and flu medicines sold over the counter dry up the fluids and suppress a cough, but the root cause is not treated and in the end, you end up becoming to dry inside. ( another climatic factor within).
Cold and flu are virulent and once inside the body it can interiorize further causing a worsening of symptoms. Acupuncture and Herbs can help with the symptoms of running nose, postnasal drip, headache, congestion, cough, and fatigue.
I tell my patients that the quicker they get in when they catch a cold the quicker I can push out the virus so it does not interiorize causing a worsening of symptoms.
Come in for treatment of Cold and Flu. Call 802-859-8900
310 Pine St. Burlington Vermont.