A sore throat is a common ailment that can be caused by a number of factors, usually inflammation, infection, or irritation. It is a symptom of another problem; in most cases, the infection is to blame, but in some rare instances it can be something more serious than that. The pain from a sore throat can range from slightly irritating too extremely painful.
Determining the cause of a sore throat is essential to treatment. As mentioned, a viral infection is the most common cause, but bacterial infections, inflamed tonsils, environmental factors, tumors, reflux, and can cause a sore throat. Post-nasal drip and allergies are also typical causes, as well. I have treated singers and speakers, as well.
Acupuncture is appropriate for treating a sore throat, as we will look into all the history and other symptoms that might explain why the throat is sore. We have a holistic approach to analyzing your health and habits. We will preferably treat the causes to your throat symptoms and will treat the throat points as well as other points on the surface of the body. Boosting the immune system, and clearing the lymphatic system might be a good starting point. Diet changes could also be helpful. Treatments are gentle, painless, and relaxing.