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Alternatives to the Annual Flu Shot

As summer comes to an end, the cool crisp mornings signify the change in seasons and soon winter will be upon us. Although we experience this seasonal change with all the magnificence in the colors of fall’s foliage, few appreciate that we too undergo a seasonal change.

From a strictly scientific perspective, humankind has evolved in tandem with the Earth over millennia. As a result, we are an integral part of the Earth. Is it any wonder that we contain the same minerals and nutrients contained in the earth? Not at all! In fact, we are a microcosm of Earth’s macrocosm. Unfortunately, humankind’s perceived superiority on our fragile planet has lead us to believe we are in control yet separate from Earth’s rhythmic changes. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

With fall’s arrival, we too change with the season. Take note, because you will feel a difference in your body. Your skin will become more dry, wrinkled, and pale, while your movement will become less fluid as the warmth of summer is replaced by colder temperatures. Some don’t appreciate and identify this transition while others definitely note the change. Likewise, this transition in reverse occurs to our bodies when the Earth moves from winter to spring.

These two major seasonal changes leave us vulnerable to illness, most commonly respiratory related. We call this time of year Flu season and we hear about the importance of getting the annual flu shot. Unfortunately, this may not be enough. In fact, in recent years the Flu shot has only be 50% effective. Those odds are no better than flipping a coin as to whether the Flu shot will prevent you from getting the Flu. Moreover, many can’t tolerate the Flu shot due to sensitivity or an allergy.

Although we do not discourage our patients from getting the Flu shot, at Restorative Health we go further for our patients by providing two excellent alternatives or additions to the annual Flu shot:
We provide an oral homeopathic remedy of the year’s annual Flu shot, affording the coverage the Flu shot may provide without the concern of sensitivities or allergies.
We also provide an acupuncture treatment known as Wei Chi Tonification aimed at increasing your immune system function as it goes through these seasonal transitions. This treatment is given October through December for the Fall transition and then again from January through March for the Spring transition. It consists of three 45 minute acupuncture treatments one week apart for the Fall and Spring transitions.

If you have would like more information or want to purchase the homeopathic Flu remedy or to schedule your Wei Chi Tonification, please contact us at (202) 244-6661.

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