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Using Acupuncture for Viruses and Colds

Using Acupuncture for Viruses and Colds

As I write this, there’s a big scare about a virus in China. They call it the Corona virus. Thankfully it’s not hit the USA except for a few cases. Using acupuncture for viruses and colds is not new. It’s ancient medicine. Not just in China but throughout Asia Major and Minor.A woman with a cold of virus

Acupuncture and Herbals Year Round

How can we protect ourselves from this nasty and sometimes fatal infection and others? What can we do to avoid colds?  Sure, you can get a flu shot, if that is okay with you.

Still, the flu shot will not protect you in this case or against cold and viruses.

Below is my protocol that keeps me healthy. It can work for you too! My husband uses it and so other patients and clients. Using acupuncture for viruses and colds is a common request in our practice. Most patients choose to use acupuncture as a preventative and stay well.

This 3 step protocol works for all adults who are on a large number of western drugs or medicines.acupuncture on lower leg suggesting immunity protocol

3 Steps To Stay Healthy All Year Long

  1. Get acupuncture when you’re well. Yes, come in for wellness acupuncture once a month. That’s only 12 visits a year. Most people visit a coffee shop or their nail salon more than that!

Using acupuncture for viruses and colds out dates western medicine OTC drugs by centuries. It has no side-effects, can lessen how long you stay ill,         and ease some of your symptoms if you’re already sick.

If you don’t have a cold or viruses is can mean the difference between getting one or not.

Let Herbs Help

2. Follow my year-round herbal protocol. This consists of three formulas that you take daily. Accent On Health Wellness can provide you as a patient         or online shopper with the ability to get these year-round sent to your home.Herbal medicine concept as pills.

    1. An enzyme, vitamin, herbal blend to boost your immune system. Take two of these with breakfast all year to stay resistant.
    2. A unique blend of vitamin C. This one protects you against heart disease too.
    3. A particular type and strength of D vitamin. I recommend this formula because it not only keeps your immune system healthy, it powers you up against cognitive disease. Taking just plain ole’ D won’t do it.

If You Get A Cold or Virus Be Prepared At Home

3. If you start to feel like your getting sick, start taking these Chinese Formulas’. We’ll help you know

    1. Yin Qiao With Echinacea. This superior formula is excellent to start the minute you feel like something isn’t right. A mild sore throat or tingle for instance. A slight fever or ache that isn’t your normal you. We’ll give you instructions on how to take this to help you bypass these problems or lessen the severity when you give us a call.
    2. Chuan Xin Lian is a natural antiviral, antibacterial, and natural antibiotic without the side-effects. We’ll be happy to help you with the best dosing for you as our client or patient.
    3. Viracid is a delightful blend of western and eastern herbs that you should begin the minute you start to notice any symptoms. These indications include digestive problems. I take this with me when I travel to certain countries and take it daily as a preventive for stomach issues. It is excellent for any viral problem.
    4. Bi Yan Pian is my go-to for sinus infections or congestion. Now you have to know which type of sinus problem you’re having because it works on those that Pe Min Kan Wan does not.
    5. Pe min Kan Wan is best for a clear runny nose. Super for allergies or runny nose colds. It will dry up, so let’s talk.

Acupuncture on hand LI4Staying Well More Often With Acupuncture

Do you want a natural pharmacy in your home? Use this starter kit for patients and clients. It keeps you well and safe from most stuff your kids bring home and your co-workers share with you.

If you’re a current patient, simply phone the office to learn more. If you’re an online shopper or non-patient why not become a client! See your acupuncturist or come here. We’re happy to help you stay healthy.

Using acupuncture for viruses and colds can help you stay well or not get as sick. Don’t you want to avoid the sore throats, stomach upset, fever, and more?

How To Support Restful Sleep

How To Support Restful Sleep

We all could use a little restful sleep, yet many of us rarely take time to make getting a full night’s rest a priority.

Finding A Night Of Sound Sleep

restful sleepGetting a good night’s rest promotes a robust adrenal system and reduces stress. Different generations have handled sleep time in their way. The truth is we didn’t know how vital sleeping was for our health, aging, and mental state until recently. For a time, it was a badge of honor to be able to function on little sleep. But were we really functioning?

We know better now. Productivity happens best in healthy people who get restful sleep.

Making Your Sleep More Restful

Here’s a quick 5 step protocol to ensure you rest well every night.

    1. Don’t Eat 4 hours before bed. Most studies say 3 hours before bed though recently new research suggests the longer, you’re fasting period the better. To learn more about this, look into Intermittent Fasting.
    2. Take a Walk. Or exercise every day in some way. It doesn’t matter if you walk in the morning or later in the day. Doing something to improve circulation has been found to help you relax.
    3. Come Mediate. It doesn’t take long to calm your mind, even a busy mind. Most people think they have to have a ‘blank’ mind. All you need is to calm the run-away-train of thoughts. To do this, focus on your breathing. When a thought about the laundry, the rebellious teenager in your kitchen, or the pile of paperwork on your desk walks across the stage of awareness notice, it’s there and tell ‘it’ goodbye for now.

concept of sleep, kitten and puppy

  1. Make the bedroom sacred. Don’t use your bedroom for TV time or even reading time. It’s for sleep and intimacy. It’s that place you take pleasure in a deep dream state or sharing your passion with that particular person.
    If your only private place in your home is the bedroom, try to add a comfy chair or something else to sit in while you read or watch TV. Take the TV out of the bedroom and back into the family room.

    Getting A Little Help From Nature

  2. Supplements To Support Restful Sleep, I want to share six products that can be used to promote better rest and less stress in your life.
    1. 5-Hydroxytrophtophan 5-HTP increases serotonin levels to promote restful sleep, manage stress, and decrease sugar cravings
    2. PharaGaba- GABA’s natural calming effect on the brain has led to countless claims about the use of GABA supplements to reduce stress. Too much stress is linked to poor sleep, a weaker immune system, and a higher risk of depression, among other things.
    3. Magnesium Bisglycinate—The ‘Bis’ means instead of one glycinateamino acid (like in magnesium glycinate), there are two glycine amino acids.  Bisglycinate has twice the protection from stomach acids and gets into the gut in a more organic form than with a regular glycine.
    4. Recovery Pro is s a blend of alpha-lactalbumin, natural-source GABA, and magnesium bisglycinate. If you want to have fewer supplements to take this is a great tasting
      Chocolate-flavored powder that mixes easily in water and tastes great hot or cold.
    5. Melatonin-5 By Thorne supports restful sleep, helps balance circadian rhythms, and provides benefit for shift workers, those with jet lag, and individuals with an age-related decrease in melatonin.

      woman soundly sleepingForward With Restful Sleep

      However, I often prefer to use a timed-release formula that contains 6.5 gms of Melatonin the supports a 6.5-hour sleep cycle minimum.

    6. Remora Plus is a must along with the other formulas. Relora Plus blends two botanicals used in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 1,500 years and six B vitamins. It supports restful sleep and balances cortisol and DHEA levels.

Restful sleep doesn’t begin with your head hitting the pillow for most people. We live busy lives full of stress and drama. The goal of sleeping is to regenerate and be ready for the next day. That starts the day before when you wake up.

To learn more about how to support restful sleep contact our office or email us!