As Austin transitions from summer to fall, so do our bodies, which means that we can expect an increase in colds, minor infections, and the flu. This is the time of year that my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center encourages thinking about preventative maintenance in order to boost the immune system. Preparing for the flu season can help reduce illness, colds and viruses, which can potentially affect an entire family or office because they spread so easily. Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free, and effective way to strengthen the body’s immunities by improving circulation, metabolism, strengthening the digestive tract, and reducing stress. Wouldn’t it be great to skip the flu season entirely? My Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center specializes in preventative health maintenance, using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and whole food Nutrition supplements to strengthen the body’s natural defenses. Acupuncture, nutritional supplements, and Chinese herbs can also help if you’re already experiencing cold or flu symptoms, reducing the need for over-the-counter medicines and antibiotics, which can actually damage the body if over-used. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, it’s important to address them right away in order to prevent additional problems, such as pneumonia, asthma, kidney infection, urinary bladder infection, glandular fever, sinus infection, and bronchitis, all of which can also be addressed with acupuncture, whole food supplements, and Chinese herbs. Taking care of your body is important and my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center would love to help! Give your body a natural boost by calling to make your first appointment today, before you find yourself in the middle of the flu season.