common colds and fluesare commonly treated with both acupuncture and herbs. Acupuncture is used to strengthen your imune system and treat some of the common symptoms such as runny stuffy nose, fatigue, stomach upsets, stiff neck, sore throat, etc. There are Chinese herb formulas that have anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects. There are also formulas that treat specific symptoms such as sore throat, and bronchitis. Overall, patients will experience less severity of symptoms and a shorter course of the disease.