The common cold is one of the most common infections individuals encounter, lets be real, who hasn’t had the cold at some point in their life?! Even though it is so common there is no one treatment for it. However, recent studies have shown that acupuncture is extremely effective in lessening the symptoms of the common cold. Not only can acupuncture help to decrease the cold and flu symptoms if can also help to prevent you from getting sick in the first place with regular treatments. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities and boosting the immune system. It also increases blood flow and body fluids which help to cleanse our bodies and protect us from foreign invaders, such as the flu or common cold. So yes, acupuncture can help, especially when it is paired with an adjustment!