BY Liz Kelchak, L.Ac
As cold and flu season approaches it is important to be armed with preventative remedies. Chinese medicine offers superior defense for colds, flus and viruses. It’s ability to treat or prevent cold and flu symptoms, far out-perform the Western pharmaceutical equivalents. If caught early, Yin Chiao has even halted the progression of the symptoms.
Indications for YIN CHIAO: low grade fever, mild chills, aversion to wind, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, headache, thirst, nasal congestion, sneezing, red eyes, dry cough with a small amount of yellow phlegm. It can also help with certain skin conditions that are red, itchy, sudden, and move around.
Contraindications: wind-cold symptoms (clear phlegm, feeling cold, etc.), not recommended for long term use
Dosage: Varies depending on size of pill- Daily until symptoms subside.
Stop by East Wind Acupuncture and stock up for the season ahead! There are several cold and flu remedies to have on hand, some formulas even treat pneumonia and bronchitis safely and effectively.
Be sure to consult your Chinese medical practitioner before starting any herbal supplements. Accurate diagnosis is the key in quickly treating and recovering from illnesses.