With the colder weather well and truly here, now is an important time to take some extra measures to ensure you don’t fall ill throughout the winter. Follow these top Traditional Chinese Medicine tips to keep your immune system strong and fight off the dreaded symptoms of cold and flu.
The immune-boosting benefits of Chinese herbal medicine are widely acknowledged, so much so that many Western practitioners are also advocating them to their patients too. Some of the top choices to stock up on as we head into winter are echinacea (antiviral and antibacterial herb), ginger (a powerful antihistamine and decongestant) and yin chiao (a nine-herb formula, which soothes the lungs and stomach and clears the nasal passages).
We all know that our bodies can have an adverse reaction to changes in the weather, but did you know that acupuncture can help? Among its many benefits, acupuncture can help your body find balance after experiencing changes in the environment, so with every changing of the seasons, it’s a good idea to book a session with a trusted acupuncturist.
A large part of the reason we fall ill in the first place is due to our body’s inability to fight off the germs and toxins we encounter in our external environment. Cupping therapy promotes healing and can help draw out toxins. In turn, this allows us to recover much faster and can dramatically shorten the length of time we spend feeling unwell.
Each year as we head into spring, millions of Australians start to experience symptoms of seasonal hayfever. Clinically known as Allergic Rhinitis, hayfever is one of the most chronic respiratory conditions in the country.
While we all look forward to the weather getting warmer, hayfever can be incredibly unpleasant, and often sends suffers running for anti-histamine medication. However, there are a variety of natural options that can be extremely useful in providing relief from hayfever and alleviating the associated symptoms.
According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, hayfever is the result of a weakened Wei Qi, or a weakened immune system, paired with the invasion of an external pathogen such as pollen. For this reason, Chinese herbal medicine seeks to provide relief from hayfever symptoms while simultaneously strengthening the immune system.
During consultation, your herbal medicine practitioner will consider each of your hayfever related symptoms as well as a variety of other lifestyle factors. Using this knowledge, they will then create an intricate herbal formula that is designed to alleviate your symptoms, balance your immune system and expel any harmful toxins.
Chinese herbal medicine maintains that each individual’s experience of seasonal hayfever is unique. Think of the last time you experienced hayfever. Did your partner or friend suffer identical symptoms? It’s unlikely – so why should your hayfever remedy be treated as such?
At Luciferous Traditional Chinese Medicine, we look at the underlying causes to examine what may be causing you to experience hayfever so that we can determine the best possible herbal medicine for you.
To book a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners, please contact us today.