TCM has the Best Solution to Ward Off Flu in Winter

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TCM has the Best Solution to Ward Off Flu in Winter


It is a widespread annotation that TCM understands flus, colds and coughs pretty well. Earliest medical texts in China analyses flus and colds enormously, its causes, levels of progression and their consequences if they are left untreated. A number of Chinese herbs is known to possess antibiotic and antiviral properties and are tremendously effective in treating in different states of colds.

Some Chinese treatment modalities such as acupuncture, therapeutic massage and herbal prescriptions are viable in treating different stages of colds, coughs and flus. These modalities does not render an symptomatic approach for the problem, but addresses it as a whole picture and aims at restoring complete body balance with less side effects.


Preventing cold and flu through TCM techniques

  • To protect and maintain the Qi of the body, dress warmly and don’t take shame in wearing many layers of clothes in winter. This is important as winter reduces blood circulation and decreases the Qi of the body hindering its normal function.
  • Practice the art of breathing through the nose, as its helps to warm up and filter the air. Also, breathing through mouth exhausts Qi producing digestive organs.
  • A lot of rest and sleep is needed during winter season and one needs to be emotionally stable to keep emotional stressors at bay to decrease the intensity of the infection.
  • Consume cooked foods, warm foods and cook them for a longer time during winter season. Mucus producing foods such as dairy, sugar, wheat, pastas and rice consumption should be decreased.


TCM treatment strategies for flu

1. Acupressure for treating cold symptoms:

Acupressure is known to decrease the severity and symptoms of cold tremendously. Affected individuals have to press the sore spots on their running and sore nose. For better results, acupuncture needles thus inserted could be kept overnight for a sound sleep.

Squeezing fleshy area between the index finger and thumb could help in treating a number of face problems including cold.

For sore throat associated with cold, fingernail could be used to press the sore areas just below the thumbnail. Headaches could be treated by pressing the sore areas on the back of the neck below the skull bone.

2. Chinese herbs:

Chinese herbal formulas work wonders in treating coughs, colds, sore throat and even fever. These herbs are derived from plants and are 100% natural. They are safe with no tracked side effects and strengthen the immune system against cold and flu attacks. Three herbs in combination, radix astragalus, radix ledebouriellae, atractylodis macrocephalae helps to boost the immune system, nourishes digestive system and arms the skin to ward off airborne viruses and pathogens.

3. Chinese cuisine for winter:Lemon Honey Ginger Tea

Chinese cuisine is one of the best known to treat flu and colds during winter months, one should avoid raw foods during winter months as much as possible, as they cool down the body further and increase the intake of soups and stews, beans, root vegetables, garlic and ginger added to soups. These foods warm the body to the core and help to keep the person nourished. Along with these foods, good rest helps in early recovery.

Pears and ginger tea works wonders on the lungs in the winter season. Pears nourish and moisten the lungs which are important in improving the immune system. Organic pears taken with skin offer best results in treating cough and cold. Anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial aspects of ginger helps in handling flu symptoms better. Ginger is best consumed as tea along with honey and lemon.

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