This article was written by Eric Martin, a licensed acupuncturist at Bastyr University. It's a concise introduction to the idea of the common cold from the point of view of Chinese medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine has been refining its treatment of the common cold for more than 2,000 years. In Chinese medicine, symptoms of a cold -- headache, chills, fever, cough, runny nose -- are said to be caused by wind and cold, or wind and heat, that "invade" from the exterior and cause illness.
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