Cold & Flu

Good Advice 

Didn’t your mother or grandmother advice you to wear a hat and a scarf in a cold, rainy and windy weather in order to avoid cold and flu? Well, according to Ancient Chinese Medicine, if your immune system is impaired and you expose your head or neck to rain and cold wind, the muscles tighten preventing the harmonious Chi flow through ‘the wind and window of the sky points’.

The bacteria or viruses can then gain upper hand and cause cold and flu.

Also, keep your feet warm and dry! A research study confirms that exposing feet to a bucket of cold water leads to a runny nose and other common cold symptoms.

Difference between Cold and Flu Symptoms

As cold symptoms you first feel ‘run down – under the weather’ – with some chills. Then come runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat and cough with chest discomfort, perhaps mild headache, but rarely a fever.

With a cold you might feel a little tired, but not extremely so – as you do when suffering from flu symptoms. And you still have appetite.

The symptoms come when you’re most unaware, often when under some kind of stress or worry. This applies to cold and flu.

One of hundreds of different viruses we carry or are exposed to, is the culprit. If we do not take right measures to stop the most virulent one from multiplying, it can cause a flu.

Here is a list of Flu Symptoms, they are swift and severe:

  • Tiredness(can be extreme)

  • Fever/chills/sweating

  • Headache

  • Dry cough

  • Sore throat

  • Stuffy nose

  • Sneezing

  • Body aches

  • Loss of appetite

  • Usually no stomach symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea (except in very young children).

With flu, you simply want to stay in bed for the first 3 to 5 days. Full recovery usually takes 1 to 2 weeks.

The flu can also be deadly for older and the weak, especially if they are suffering from chronic conditions.

Prevention of Cold and Flu

You do not have to be part of the ‘flu-herd’ of millions of people who fall victim to the contagious influenza bacteria and viruses each year.

The numbers of cold and flu sufferers are mind-boggling. The estimated 500 million cases a year cost US economy $40 billion. It causes more than 36 000 deaths and sends 200 000 people to the hospital each year in the US alone.

And think of the misery cold and flu symptoms bring to those who suffer through them, some of them have to live through agonizing headaches, muscle aches, fever, sweating, sore throat etc.

It’s best to become actively aware that Cold and Flu Prevention is the best method of all!

Check out the following pages of our site which also give advice and solutions such as D.I.Y. Needle-less Acupuncture and Chinese healing herbs on dealing with a cold or flu.

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Stress Relief

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Stress can cause many symptoms and our health seems always much more valuable after we lose it.

Isn’t that the truth, but not to worry!

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You will learn about:

  • Chinese Medicine Stress Therapy

  • Stress causes

  • Stress illnesses

  • Anxiety Self Help

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  • Our Acupuncture Stress Relief methods can help you build resilience in order to manage your life with its twists and turns.

What Is Stress?

From the dictionary: Stressed out – debilitated because of stress. The Condition or adverse circumstances likely to disturb the normal physiological or psychological functioning of an individual – distress caused by this.

Root: middle English >distress, old French >estress–narrowness, Latin >scrictus-strict.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective on Stress.

Chi or Vital Energy flow is restricted.

Most physical-emotional-spiritual disorders manifest first as chi malfunction. Harmonious flow of energy, necessary for the nourishment and maintenance of tissues, organs and glands, is restricted.

Disorders of vital energy may later progress to affect blood, tissues and organs – through this our emotions and our spirit. This can then lead to physical illnesses such as cancer, which in Chinese Medicine is viewed as a blood stagnation.

Undisturbed chi flows naturally within the body, including the brain, considered to be the office, which directs the essential operations and energies. These, in turn, are governed by the heart.

Learn to master your vital energy! please click Strategies and non-invasive Acupuncture for Stress Relief.

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