Cold/Flu Season

Cold and Flu season is now upon us and no one wants to celebrate the holidays sick in bed.

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.

Over the past few weeks, I have treated dozens of patients who have 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.

After many years of having a family practice, I am convinced Eastern and Western medicine each have a lot to offer and this combination provides for the finest healthcare available.

Remember,  if you or a family member would like to incorporate acupuncture or any other modality of Oriental Medicine into your healthcare plan, always make sure the only person who treats you is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of Citrus Alternative Medicine, one of the few Nationally Certified Diplomates of Acupuncture in central Florida and a leading authority on Oriental Medicine in Citrus, Marion and Hernando counties.  He is a strong believer in education and has developed an outstanding working relationship with many of the most intelligent western trained physicians in central Florida, each of whom specialize in their particular field of medicine.  Citrus Alternative Medicine is located at 2639 W Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto.  In addition to providing Oriental Medicine, Citrus Alternative Medicine also has three state licensed massage therapists on staff.  To make an appointment or for any additional information, you can contact our office at 352-746-5669 or visit our website at www.citrusalternativemedicine.com.



Dr. Samuels is the Medical Director of Citrus Alternative Medicine, a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and a leading authority on Oriental Medicine in Citrus, Marion and Hernando counties. Citrus Alternative Medicine is located at 2639 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy. in Lecanto. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 5 pm and on Fridays, from 8 am until 3 pm. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 352-746-5669 or visit our website at www.citrusalternativemedicine.com.