What To Take When You Get Sick

What To Take When You Get Sick

Whether You’re At Home Or Traveling

I hate getting sick. However, when I start to feel a little off – you know a scratchy throat or slight fever I begin this routine. This is what to take when you get sick too.what to take when you get sick

My Home Natural Medicine Cabinet Recommendations

  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. Learning what to take when you get sick is possible and we’re happy to help.
  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.

    runny nose concept with cold

  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. Working with a professional either in person or by phone can help you know what to take when you get sick.
  5. Pe min Kan Wan is best for a clear runny discharge of the nose. Super for allergies or runny nose colds. It will dry up, so let’s talk.

What To Take When You Get Sick

All five of these formulas are part of a well-stocked cold and flu home cabinet. What to take when you get sick can be confusing if you’re not a natural health provider. Let us guide you to better health naturally.  They are available through our office. To order simply give us a call.

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!

 

Reducing Joint Pain Without Surgery

Reducing Joint Pain Without Surgery

upper back muscle pain
Peripheral Neuropathy Pain In Elderly Ageing Patient On Hand, Joint Pain

Maybe I’ve share this with you privately. Do you suffer from pain?  Here’s my take on why surgery is a last resort! Muscle pain and joint pain both have options.

There are many other therapies to try first. Depending on where your pain is you can use some or all of these methods. Note, these links are to research articles and other blog posts. If you want more research there’s plenty about these topics.

Five Things You Must Try Before Surgery

 

  1. Stretching exercises. I can’t say enough about doing this three or more times daily. When I had Plantar Fasciitis, this helped me walk without pain. Sciatica and neck pain will never improve if you don’t stretch your back, legs, and arms – daily.The best time is when you wake up and right before bed. Doing exercise benefits both muscle pain and joint pain. Arthritis pain benefits too.

Natural Ways To Reduce Joint Pain

2. Eat to reduce inflammation. If nightshades cause you pain, you’ll need to avoid them. For many arthritis patients they do. In my 30 years of practice, I’ve seen this group of foods be problematic for many people with pain. Joint or muscle pain both can increase with certain foods.

Nightshades seem to also bother people with autoimmune illness. They can cause pain and inflammation. If you suspect this is a problem for you, don’t eat from this food group for 14 days. Then add one item back per week to determine what bothers you.

3. Make sure you stay away from grains, sugar, and dairy as much as possible. Each day there’s more evidence that eating these foods are harmful to you in many ways. Sugar is the worst. It is said to be very addictive. Have you ever tried to stop eating sugar? Bet you can’t do it for a full year! 

Grains are another one that’s hard to kick, so slow down and eat other things. Look at your day. Do you have grains at every meal? If so, plan to have grains at one meal each day.

hamstring muscle pain image.

4. Acupuncture is the best treatment next to Acupuncture injections. Insurance is including this as a standard benefit because it works so well. The research is immense that it can help with sore muscles, arthritis, and more. 

Quality acupuncture will include bodywork and cupping. The circulation and nervous system become engaged through proper bodywork before and after acupuncture.

Painful Joints
  1. Prolotherapy or acupuncture injectionsAt the top of my list and that of many others is this form of treatment because it is so safe and effective. The American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine recommends Prolotherapy. I am fully trained and licensed to provide this care. 

Muscle pain and joint pain both respond well to prolotherapy or acupuncture injections.

In conclusion, things I have little experience with but would suggest you look into depending on the type of pain and location. Stemcell and PRP therapy. You’ll need to do your research on who to see or if these would benefit you. 

I always say pain is no laughing matter, and it’s not. I’ve had my share too.