In Chinese medicine cold and flu are in the category invasion of exterior wind which can be cold, heat, damp or dry type. Invasion of wind cold and wind heat are the most common types. Symptoms would be shivering, aversion to cold, low fever, no sweating, occipital headache, stiff neck, body ache, slight cough, runny nose with white dischage and sneezing. Treatment is acupuncture treatments plus herbs. Wind heat type is shivering, fever, slight sweating, runny nose with yellow discharge, headache, body ache, cough, sore throat, swollen throat, slight thirst, red tongue, floating rapid pulse, treatment is Acupuncture plus herbs. Acupuncture and herbs expel pathogens from the body and strengthen the body to promote recovery.