Navigation Links
Strengthening Immune System in Time for Cold and Flu Season
Date:10/6/2009

Students learn how herbal medicine and other TCM treatments help boost patients’ immunity

Burnaby, BC (Vocus) October 6, 2009 -- Traditionally, fall marks the beginning of flu season in Canada, when thousands of Canadians receive vaccinations that will prevent them from becoming sick. This year, as people prepare to immunize themselves against a new flu strain H1N1, PCU College of Holistic Medicine suggests that they also consider strengthening their immune systems through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

“When TCM treatments aren’t focused on particular pathogens, they can be used to improve a person’s immune system in order to fend off pathogens, including flu viruses,” says Dr. John Yang, Dean of PCU College and director of the campus’s holistic clinic. “Exercise, acupuncture, tuina/anmo or herbal formulas can all strengthen the immune system and prevent pathogens from invading the body.”

Dr. Yang, who also teaches in the college’s TCM Practitioner program, notices an increased number of patients turning to TCM herbal remedies in the fall, at the onset of flu season. Unlike flu vaccinations, where one vaccine is used to prevent contraction of the virus, herbal formulas vary from patient to patient, depending on the outcome of the practitioner’s examination and diagnosis.

“With herbal remedies, you have a formula to suit you,” says Yang. “If the patient has another condition, something chronic perhaps, these need to be addressed first.”

Students at PCU College develop a knowledge of herbal medicine and prescription of herbal formulas. They also learn the healing art of acupuncture and develop a thorough knowledge of the meridian system and acupoints. These skills are put to use in PCU College’s on-campus Holistic Healing Centre, which offers TCM and holistic services to the general public through the on-campus Holistic Healing Centre. More information is available at http://pcucollege.ca.

About PCU College of Holistic Medicine

PCU College of Holistic Medicine (www.pcucollege.ca) specializes in teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and alternative health care treatments in Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Since opening in 2002, PCU College has become one of the leading TCM training and clinical institutions in Canada and has built a diverse, multi-cultural faculty from around the world. The college is also home to PCU College Holistic Healing Centre, an on-site training clinic and herbal apothecary that is open to the public.

For more information
Warren Mailey
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288, ext. 2130

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/PCU/FluPrevention/prweb2999814.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. YMCA of the USA and Annie E. Casey Foundation Honor Five YMCAs for Family Strengthening Excellence
2. 10 Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies to Receive 2009 Annie E. Casey Family Strengthening Award
3. BD/PEPFAR Lab-Strengthening Initiative Marks Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa
4. Pelosi: We Are Leading the Way in Creating a Healthier America by Strengthening Health Care for Our Veterans
5. The Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY Team Up With LinkedIn to Host a Series of Networking Events Strengthening Career and Well-Being
6. ConvaTec Launches New AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressing with Strengthening Fiber
7. The Forensic Specialties Accreditation Boards Comments on the National Academy of Sciences Report - Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
8. Abbott Fund and the Government of Tanzania Celebrate Milestone in Strengthening Nations Health Care System
9. Collaboration needed for strengthening medical research in Europe
10. Bone-Strengthening Drugs May Be Overprescribed
11. Groups Call On Senator Charles Schumer to Lead Senate In Strengthening Medicare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Strengthening Immune System in Time for Cold and Flu Season
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon ... beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ... Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with ... ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz ... under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products ... cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. ... 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology ... will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: