Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
How does natural medicine measure up to conventional medicine for the treatment of colds?
A: Conventional medicine can neither cure nor prevent the common cold. Furthermore, none of the over-the-counter treatments have been found to shorten the duration of a cold or even provide significant temporary relief. Natural treatments, such as echinachea, andrographis, zinc, vitamin C, and ginseng, may be able to do better.
Additionally, you may try these specially formulated Traditions of Tao products helpful for cold treatment: “Cold & Flu”, “Immunity”, “Perpetual Shield”, and “Chest Congestion”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.