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Antibiotics: Helpful or Harmful?

It’s wintertime, and due to the effects of cold and wind, your body is more susceptible to ailments like coughs, cold, and flu. And because your body is being stressed, you may at some point be advised to take antibiotics.

Many people who visit BIOM take an “integrated” approach to their health care, by combining Oriental and Western medicine. And because different medical “models” are being combined it’s important for you to understand how the different pieces fit together.

TheOriental Medicine practiced at BIOM focuses on building and maintaining the strength of your immune system. We do so through a combination of acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese medical herbs, Chi Kung exercises, and advice on diet and nutrition. During this season of coughs, colds, and flu, many people are also adding antibiotics to the mix, which has an impact on your immune system.

The following two articles discuss how Oriental and Western medicine interact with each other regarding the use and effects of antibiotics.

  • Antibiotics and Chinese Medical Herbs
  • Consequences of Excessive Antibiotic Use

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