Oriental Medicine & Prevention
Avoid a Sore Throat the Chinese Way
"They say when radishes are on the market, people can forget pharmacies."
~ Zhang Qian, Imperial Envoy 2nd Century B.C.
The second week of January is one of the most common times of year for people to get sick. Kids go back to school and parents get back in the swing of a busy work schedule after the holidays. Our minds and bodies are synched and often when our minds are overwhelmed, it's our bodies that take the beating. Sore throats, stuffy noses, body aches, and even the flu are all common symptoms of a mid-winter slump. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a ready remedy-give your body the right fuel and it will run smoothly.
During the winter, people are often prone to eating heavier foods. There are several reasons for this: when the weather turns cold, hot and hearty meals are more appealing. Due to short days and long nights, people are also prone to exercise less, and certainly outside time is limited. There is simply more time available for...READ MORE
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