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How does acupuncture help the flu?

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Raised body temperature, respiration, pulse, and blood pressure may be lowered through acupuncture treatment in some cases of severe colds and flu. The World Health Organization supports the use of acupuncture for respiratory and infectious complications of the flu.

SOURCES: Medline Plus: "Flu," "Common Cold."


CDC. Immunization Action Coalition. American Academy of Family Physicians. 
WebMD Medical Reference: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 11, 2017

SOURCES: Medline Plus: "Flu," "Common Cold."


CDC. Immunization Action Coalition. American Academy of Family Physicians. 
WebMD Medical Reference: "Kids' Cold Medicines: New Guidelines."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 11, 2017

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