With the changing season and the recent drop in temperature, many people are susceptible to catching colds and flus around this time of year. This is also the time when the flu shot is advertised just about everywhere. I am often asked, “what do you think about getting the flu shot?”
There’s been a fair bit of debate over whether or not the flu shot works, or is even a healthy option to consider. As a natural healthcare practitioner, my first instinct is to say, don’t get the flu shot. But even if I were not an acupuncturist, some of the research out there would make me seriously consider the efficacy and safety of these vaccinations.