Sep 03

With back to school, the cooler temperatures of September and cold and flu season right around the corner we want to take some time to focus on tools we use in our practice to boost the immune system. Acupuncture, in conjunction with herbs, can be a preventative approach during this time of year. Here are some of our favourite formulas to boost the immune system and to be used during cold and flu season.

Gan Mao Ling by Golden Flower Chinese HerbsGang Mao Ling 

The name of this formula translates to “Common Cold Effective-Remedy”. It can be taken once you have a cold or preventively during cold and flu season.

The majority of herbs in this formula have an anti-viral effect and can be used for:

  • Sore throat
  • Common cold
  • Sinus infection
  • Sinus congestion
  • Ear Infections


EchinaMed EchinaMed by bioclinic naturals

 In trials, as well as laboratory evidence, have demonstrated that EchinaMed is an effective stimulant of the innate immune system reducing the severity and duration of upper respiratory tract infections, and possibly mitigating the risk of secondary infections. EchinaMed has been found to increase the number of circulating white blood cells, monocytes, neutrophils and natural killer cells.

Proven to reduce the severity and duration of upper respiratory infections, including the common cold by up to 75%

Fun fact: it is certified organic and grown in farms in the Okanagan region right here in Canada  

Yin Chiao Formula by Golden Flower Chinese HerbsYin Chiao Formula

This popular formula is best taken at the onset of a common cold or flu with a sore throat and fever. This formula is used for:

  • Common Cold
  • Upper- Respiratory infections
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus congestion


Jade Windscreen Formula by Golden Flower Chinese Herbs

Jade Windscreen Formula

This is a classic formula to boost the immune system and used preventatively. This formula is used for people that struggle with reoccurring colds, immune system weakness as well as chronic sinus inflammation. 

Book your appointment with us today to get a jump start on prevention for cold and flu season!

Note: please do not start herbs without consulting with a trained professional to confirm there are no interactions with medications and to choose the right formula for your health concerns. 

We only use top quality herbs in our practice. To find out more of how Golden Flower Chinese Herbs are processed please click here.