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Avoid the Flu With Traditional Chinese Medicine.

By Hugh Castor, Guest Writer  8th February 2013   Waking Times   Find Full Article Here:-

One of the best ways to not get the flu is to avoid it all together. The flu is thought to be spread mainly through contact with an infected person. So if possible, avoid direct contact with people who exhibit obvious symptoms of an active infection (chills, fever, malaise, body aches, coughing, etc) for up to 48 hours after their fever or main symptoms have passed.

Another route of infection is to pick up the virus on a dirty surface and then infect oneself by touching the mouth, nose, or eyes. This is less likely, but still possible. The following, somewhat obvious recommendations, are taken from the Centers for Disease Control guidelines to help minimize the chance of infection:

Wash hands frequently or after touching a suspect surface (door knob, faucet, etc).
Avoid touching the eyes, mouth, or nose
Avoid crowds and definitely avoid contact with infected people.
Wear a facemask when in contact with sick persons.

The next step in avoiding getting sick is to keep oneself in optimum health in order to have a strong and vigilant immune system. By following basic health maintenance one can lay a positive foundation for great health and avoiding illness.

* Proper rest, light and healthy foods, plenty of fluids, and hot baths provide the body with nourishment and support without overburdening it.
Western supplements – High doses of Vitamin C with bioflavinoids, Zinc, and Vitamin D can possibly help bolster a stronger immune response.
Western herbal immune stimulants – Olive leaf extract, Echinacea, Elderberry extract, and Osha are well known immune stimulants that work best to increase immune response when taken soon after contracting a virus.
Eastern herbs – Commonly available Chinese patent herbal formulas such as Gan Mao Ling, Chuan Xin Lian, Zhong Gan Ling conveniently combine strong multiple antiviral herbs to fight influenza. They can greatly diminish the severity and length of the illness if taken soon after contracting the flu. For more specific and individual remedies contact your local Chinese Herbalist.

About the Author

As a practitioner of  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Hugh Castor employs acupuncture, Chinese herbs, massage therapy, nutritional therapy, and Qigong as his main modalities. TCM is a highly effective system of healthcare is used the world over to treat a large number of health complaints.  You can find out more about Hugh’s practice and Traditional Chinese Medicine at his website: www.hughsacupuncture.com. Hugh can also be reached via email at hughcastor@hotmail.com.

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  1. July 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Great article. I will be experiencing some of these issues as well.

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  2. August 7, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something
    that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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