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Got the flu shot but still got the flu? Got the flu before you got the flu shot? There is still something you can do to help you fight the virus.

Book in for acupuncture, NOW!

“Don’t panic if you are already feeling the first symptoms of a virus, cold or potentially flu, you can book in for an acupuncture treatment immediately as it can help reduce the symptoms of cold and flu”, states Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association {AACMA} President Waveny Holland.

The flu season started earlier this year and has seen higher than average numbers in the reported cases of influenza.

Whether you have the flu shot or not, starting now on a course of Acupuncture could help you get through this horror flu season.

“Getting to your Acupuncturist as soon as you feel any symptoms certainly will help to fast track your recovery, possibly even reducing the time you suffer by 50%,” continues Waveny, “strengthening your immune system and back to feeling better and able to function as normal”.

The flu can last anywhere up to 3 weeks with very severe symptoms that are much worse than a cold and really affects the body harshly. Fatigue, muscle aches, fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea drains the body making it impossible to work or continue with our day to day routine.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs were the only treatments used effectively to treat upper respiratory tract infections for thousands of years in China.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture focuses on the whole body making it stronger, boosting the immune system and promoting better function.

“These treatments can make your immune system stronger and therefore better at protecting you from the cold or flu viruses,” states 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”.

Even if you have received the flu shot, acupuncture can help strengthen your immune system and compliment the support the shot might give you.

An integrated approach to your health care will serve you best.

The flu vaccine is designed to protect you from the ravages of the viruses predicted by the scientists to be likely to attack us this flu season combined with Chinese medicine treatments of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, you also get the benefits of supporting your body and helping it with any of the potential side effects that the Flu vaccine make cause.

“Including regular acupuncture sessions along with your flu jab will double the benefits helping to boost your immune system, strengthen your ability to fight off the virus and prevent the onset of common colds and flu. Choose wellness not illness”.

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 you 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 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 the highest 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 (



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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