Acupuncture is clinically shown to be very effective at improving the loss of taste and smell associated with both respiratory viruses such as CoVid-19 and radiation therapy.*
Research shows that with acupuncture treatment 3 times per week the average number of treatments needed for taste and smell to return is 5, however some cases require as many as 20 treatments to see maximal results.
If you are suffering from long-term loss of taste and/or smell since and it has been at least 20 days since your first symptom of an infection, call us today at (217) 391-5446 to schedule your initial exam and consultation or fill out the form below to get your taste and smell back as soon as possible.
*Disclaimer: WE DO NOT OFFER TREATMENT OF COVID-19 OR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES. WE OFFER ACUPUNCTURE TO HELP WITH CHRONIC LOSS OF TASTE/SMELL.
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