Ah, winter-time . . .
Here in Cornelius, Winter can be downright “un-wintery.” We go from a nice, toasty warm indoor heat out into 30-40◦ weather. Sometimes the winds blow, sometimes it’s rainy. Sometimes, just when we get used to using indoor heat, the Cornelius area Winter decides to let the sun shine and the temperatures to turn into Spring.
How is a body to keep up? So many of us end up with colds, flu, sinus infections and the like. This is one area where Chinese Medicine excels. Herbal medicine and acupuncture can help the body adapt to the frequent weather changes, maintain healthy immunity, and even speed up the recovery process once you are sick.
Here are a few Herbal formulas, and a general description of what they do. But remember to consult with your Licensed Acupuncturist to decide which are best for you!
Gan Mao Ling – This can be taken, preventatively for the common cold and the flu.
Jade Windscreen – If you’re susceptible to catching cold, this is a “go to” formula. It is beneficial for immunity, but can also be used for an acute or sudden onset.
Jade Screen & Xanthium – This formula adds certain herbs to help combat sinus symptoms such as allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. It’s a great allergy formula for people with hypertension that can’t tolerate some of the “over the counter” pharmaceutical decongestants.
Viola clear fire – This formula contains herbs found to be especially effective against respiratory infections. Many of these herbs inhibit viruses, bacteria, and even fungi.