Chinese Medicine has been treating colds and flus without the help of western science for over 3,000 years. There is a very sophisticated differentiation between types and stages of viral illness in Chinese herbal medicine, and concrete symptoms associated with each different presentation. Do you have chills? Fever? Alternating chills and fever? A sore throat? Congestion in the head vs. the chest or both? Malaise? Fatigue? Phlegm that is difficult to expel or easy? All of this and more combine to create your specific and unique picture which can be diagnosed and treated with Chinese Medicine.
Thousands of years of clinical history as well as an individualized approach to treating viral illness gives Chinese Medicine a corner on the market of tried, tested, and truly effective supplements to treat illness and I’m going to share my top 5 supplements for cold and top 5 supplements for flu recovery here with you today.
I keep all of these are remedies on hand in the office and at home. I prescribe them regularly and use them often for myself and my family. At home, if we get sick we are usually over the illness in 3-5 days thanks to the remedies below. If you are pregnant or nursing, however, please consult your physician or TCM practitioner before taking any type of new remedy.
Top 5 Supplements for Colds and How to Use Them
Top 5 Supplements for Flu and How to Use Them
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Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.