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Acupuncture Today – April, 2021, Vol. 22, Issue 04

After the Storm: Herbal Medicine for Post-Viral-Infection Respiratory Symptoms

By Craig Williams, LAc, AHG
During the cold and flu season it is not uncommon to hear of clinicians prescribing such patent remedies as Gan Mao Ling, Yin Chiao Jie Du Pian, or Ge Gen Wan for acute presentations of the predictable symptoms of early-stage viral infection. The patient's initial symptoms often may resolve or lessen; so rather than resting adequately, the patient will continue with an active lifestyle due to family and/or work responsibilities. This is an extremely common clinical scenario, and in such cases the patient can suffer from lingering low-grade post-wind-invasion syndromes. 

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