Here’s an interesting fact about the drug Tamiflu, used to treat flu symptoms and respiratory conditions – it is derived from the star anise, an anti-viral plant used in Chinese Medicine for centuries.
To help you catch that cold at the very early stages and knock on the head before it even starts – look out for:
- unusual fatigue for no particular reason
- feeling colder than everyone around you, having an aversion to air-conditioning, fans or cold breezes
- aching through your neck and shoulders for no particular reason – no a massage won’t fix it!
- your throat becoming dry and scratchy
Time to act and quickly!
Try a hot ginger drink before bed – 3 slices of fresh ginger root, freshly squeezed juice of one lemon, hot water and honey to taste.
This will make you sweat (which is a good thing – it means the body is winning the fight) and hopefully prevent anything from developing. Try it – you’ve got nothing to lose and it’s very helpful for a developing respiratory condition.
These are the very first symptoms of a cold and/or flu. Followed by a sore throat, hot and cold symptoms, headaches, coughing, etc. Now you need supportive treatment and lots of REST.
Acupuncture therapy, shiatsu therapy, reflexology therapy and Chinese Herbal medicine therapy can bolster the immune system to help keep the lurgies at bay, or – if you’re already infected – reduce the severity and length of your symptoms.
From the common cold, **asthma in adults, *allergic rhinitis (perennial and seasonal), influenza and bronchitis; Austin Therapies Acupuncture Clinic Belmont Brisbane has a range of supportive treatments and services that can help you breathe a little easier.
And, better still – our therapies won’t leave you feeling drowsy either.
So contact us today, and see how we can help you improve the quality of your life.