Prevention is always best! Keep your lungs nourished and enjoy lots of pears.
Pears help moisturize dry skin and improve slow digestion. If you are coming down with a cough, add some honey to a baked pear to clear the cough and soothe your throat. Try this simple and delicious recipe: BAKED PEARS.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that “Wind is the mother of 1,000 diseases.” Be sure to keep your neck protected!! If you come down with a cold notice if you’re feeling feverish and have a burning throat, or if you’re achey and have a headache.
If your cold/flu has you feeling hot and feverish, eat cool and heat-clearing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables:
Drink plenty of room temperature water or tea.
If your cold/flu has you feeling achey and chilled, eat warming foods that encourage perspiration. These include:
- mustard greens and seeds
Drink plenty of warm fluids such as soups and tea.
Finally, consider scheduling an acupuncture and/or moxibustion treatment at Royal Road Clinic! We can focus on warming and boosting your immunity. Learn more about Moxibustion HERE.