Annually, influenza is blamed for
over 23,600 deaths and over 200,000 hospitalizations in adults in the
US. About 90% of such deaths occur in persons aged 65 years and older.
People are contagious for 1 - 4 days before
the onset of symptoms and up to 5 days after the first symptoms.
About 50% of infected people do not show any
symptoms but are still contagious.
Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat addictions for many years in the West. It has been used in hospitals in conjunction with standard Western treatments, like methadone for heroin addictions, and many addiction clinics operate using acupuncture to combat the symptoms and root causes of addiction.
The ancient healing art of Chinese medicine has been used to treat illness and disease for thousands of
years, but it is only relatively recently that it has been used in the West to specifically combat the
effects of addiction.
There are many different pathogens and biological threats that invade the
human body, and the immune system is responsible for protecting the body
against these invaders. The immune system functions like an anatomical army.
However, like an army, it can become fatigued and burnt out from waging
constant battle against the many invaders that accompany stress, poor
nutrition, environmental toxins, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Q:Is Vitamin C really effective in preventing colds?
A: Vitamin C is the most famous of all natural treatments for colds. Numerous studies have found that Vitamin C supplements taken at a dose of 1,000 mg daily or more can significantly reduce symptoms of colds and help you get over a cold faster. Benefits appear to
be greater for children than for adults, and the exact amount of the benefit varies widely
between studies. More...
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