There is no pharmaceutical medicine to cure a common cold or other illnesses caused by viruses. We have been taught that the only way is rest with healthy foods and drinks. Over the years, various ways to treat or prevent the common cold, such as the one in the article, Alternative Cold Remedies That Work
, have been suggested. Still, the article did say that the methods may not be successful.
We may take medicine to relieve the cold symptoms, but getting rid of it occurs naturally: our bodies fight the virus. That's why the ways suggested have mostly been centered on strengthening our immune system. After I became a student in the acupuncture and oriental medicine program, I began to use oriental medicine as another form of treatment. I would perform acupuncture on myself or make an appointment for it. I also take herbs that would fight the cold. Oriental medicine is mostly about restoring and maintaining balance, strengthening our bodies, and promoting the body to heal itself.