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Acupuncture helps you to recover from a cold 50% faster

AUSTRALIA: Winter is well and truly upon us and statistics show that on average every Australian adult will suffer through 2-4 colds during this season. With over 200 cold viruses it is hard to avoid them. Or is it…

Did you know there is a natural alternative to cold and flu medicines that can help you recover in as little as 3 days? And it has been around for thousands of years! Acupuncture.

“A recent study published on Science Direct [1] supports the theory that acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms and duration of a cold by up to 50%”, comments Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA} Vice President Waveny Holland, “with recovery reduced to only 3 days in some cases”.

The common cold can linger for 3 weeks or more for some sufferers. However by visiting your Acupuncturist as soon as you feel any symptoms time the cold has hold of you can be reduced to a matter of days, not weeks.

“If you feel a cold coming on acupuncture can help to target your immune system in a positive way making it stronger and function better”.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs has been used as an effective treatment of upper respiratory tract infections for thousands of years in China. Chinese medicine and acupuncture focuses on the whole body making it stronger and function better.

“These treatments can make your immune system stronger and therefore better at protecting you from the cold virus”, continues Waveny. “This boost can give you a better chance at fighting the virus or even preventing you from succumbing to them in the first place. Why suffer from that sore throat, stuffy nose, fever, chills, congestion and headaches any longer then you need to when you can make an appointment to see your acupunctures and start healing immediately.”

The AACMA recommends that you visit your acupuncturist either before the cold season hits as a preventative measure or as soon as you feel the first signs of a cold.

The AACMA has made it easy for suffers to find a local, registered, Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist through their handy ‘Find a Practitioner’ database.

“We recommend finding a local acupuncturist through our AACMA database”, says Waveny, “we have over 2200 registered members listed, and all of whom are members of the AACMA, have a minimum 4 year degree in Chinese medicine and are registered with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Therefore you are guaranteed to know you are sourcing the best possible professional who can offer high quality treatment and care”.

The AACMA has been representing Chinese medicine professionals for the last 45 years and is considered Australia’s most trusted source for qualified practitioners in the field.

“An AACMA member Acupuncturist will perform a full assessment prior to providing treatment; and integrate any western medical treatment provided by your doctor”.

The AACAM ‘Find a Practitioner” online database is free and open to the public:

Interviews with Waveny Holland, or a local acupuncturist are available on request (

The AACMA Media Kit is accessible by clicking this link:


Contact: Amanda Kuhn – 0410 570 993 –

Who is the Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)?

The AACMA was established in 1973 when traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was relatively unknown by the western population of Australia. Today, the association represents the majority of qualified acupuncture and TCM practitioners in Australia. We encourage and enable our members to grow as TCM practitioners through professional development opportunities, research and collaboration.



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