3 Bears Chiropractic at the Healing Garage

It’s about more than a quick adjustment –

it’s about caring for body and soul, from the inside out.


Top 10 chiropractic clinics in Minneapolis, MN
Michele Renee's Practice has been recognized as one of the top Minneapolis Chiropractic practices.
Verified by Opencare.com
Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
Main | Digestion & Immunity »

An Eastern (and Good Sense) Approach to the Flu & Cold Season

If you feel like you're "coming down" with something, there are many things you can do:

  • Eat chicken soup
  • Take extra vitamin C
  • Take a nap. Get enough rest overall. Your white blood cells are depleted when you don't get enough sleep, and tissue healing occurs during sleep.
  • Take probiotics in larger doses: flood with double the normal dose
  • Take an herbal or nutritional supplement specifically designed to fight off viruses. There are lots of products out there, but a few good ones are Yin Chiao for sore throat and fever, Gan Mao Ling for chills and sore throat, and Airborne for either.
  • Avoid sugar: It reduces your immunity.
  • Soak in the tub: Use an infusion of thyme to help build white blood cells. Steep 1/2 cup of dried or fresh thyme in 4 cups of water for 30 minutes and add to your bath. Soak for 30 minutes.
  • Feeling sniffly, chilled, achey, or sore throat?  Try the white sock treatment: Soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes, then put on cold cotton white socks with wool socks over them and go to bed immediately. This treatment builds immunity by stimulating white blood cells.
  • Cleanse your sinuses with a neti pot: Use of the neti pot can ward off sickness by rinsing the nasal passages. This is also a good treatment if you're already sick and have lots of sinus congestion and/or infection, or even chronic sinusitis.
  • Acupuncture treatment can help build immunity: Visit The Healing Garage to learn more.

References (9)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>