According to Chinese medicine, repeat use of antibiotics compromises your immune system.
One success story involved a 55 year old female patient who caught a cold in January. She had no previous illness or history of a weak immune system. She had pneumonia for three months and six unsuccessful rounds of antibiotics. She was coughing constantly, did not sleep well, and had very low energy.
During the initial four months of care at Traditions Acupuncture, she had acupuncture once a week. On the fifth month her office visits were reduced to once every other week. She started the herbal supplement Four Gentlemen. She was able to return to work in September with the confidence and energy she needed to do her job well. She currently has acupuncture once a month for immune support during the winter.