Alternative ways that might help fight the flu

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Mesa County Public Health says we may have reached our flu season peak back in January, but there's still a lot of activity out there.

Along with the flu, whooping cough and Norovirus have been reported in our county.

An alternative health care provider is busy sticking, cracking, and brewing up some remedies that may help you.

"We see flu symptoms very regularly,” said Clinic Director for Healing Horizons Integrated Health Solutions, Dr. April Schulte.

The flu is still flying around.

"Sinus problems, I probably treat five to six times a day just in and of themselves,” said Dr. Schulte.

If vitamin supplements, Zinc, and a steady diet of oranges aren't your thing for preventing sickness, maybe this will be.

"Acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork and nutrition, all that can help with getting you over and recovering so much quicker,” said Chiropractor with Healing Horizons, Dr. Carolyn Gochee.

Practitioners at Healing Horizons say it’s all about prevention.

"It’s all about keeping the body functioning at optimal health,” said Dr. Gochee.

However, if you're too late and already have the flu, "we have very good herbs to clear infection that tend to work better than antibiotics for a lot of people, for sinus infections and lung infections,” said Dr. Schulte.

They say, there's no one set remedy.

Each patient is different so they need a different combination of these Chinese medicines, says Schulte.

"We don't sort of blanket statement an herb for any person because you want to individualize each person's care,” said Dr. Schulte.

Dr. Schulte says a little needle in your knee, might be the wellness key.

"Acupuncture can really clear up the lungs, stop a cough, reduce phlegm, clear up the sinuses and improve nausea," says Schulte. "There's another technique called cupping, and it's a suction technique that we use on the apex of the lungs on the back that's very effective for opening up the lungs."

If you are interested you can make an appointment at 970-256-8449.

They will be having an Integrated Health and Wellness Expo on Mar. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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