Archive | Cold & Flu

Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

Even as this article is being written in September, we at Tao of Wellness are  treating our first cases of cold and flu this season. It is important for you to recognize the first signs of a cold or flu by paying attention to your body. For when we can treat a patient  at the […]

Treat the Flu Virus Naturally

Can you grow onions or cilantro? If so, you   can grow medicine! Both these plants have antiviral properties, as do sage, rosemary, garlic  and ginger. The flu is a virus that mutates into different strains such as H1N1, SARS and avian flu. Tamiflu, a drug that has been used since 1999  to treat flu symptoms, […]

Staying Healthy During the Flu Season

Influenza or the “flu” is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Viral infections weaken a person’s immune system and frequently give rise to secondary infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia. If an afflicted person, especially the elderly and infirm, has a compromised immune system, the flu can be life threatening. People at highest […]

Have You Lost Your Sense of Smell?

Is your nose plugged up? Or are you having trouble turning off the running faucet that’s leaking from your nose? Did you know that Chinese medicine can help you knock that cold on the head? Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy are second to none in their effectiveness at treating the common cold and the flu. […]

First Aid — Little Secrets in the Kitchen

We have all experienced some physical accidents in our kitchen, which need immediate assistance. Sometimes we have to suffer from them because we have very little self-rescue training ideas that can prevent injuries from worsening or help them heal faster. The following are some home remedy secrets I want to share with you. Burns For […]

SARS, the Flu and Other Epidemic Diseases: What You Can do to Support your Immune System

Thank goodness that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is finally on the wane. Since it began in November of last year, the barrage of media coverage incited mass fear among the American public, emptied Chinatowns all over North America and stopped much travel between U.S., Toronto, Canada, China, and its neighboring countries. So far, people […]

What Can Traditional Chinese Medicine do for you During the Flu Season?

The holiday season is just around the corner. But don’t forget this is flu season as well. Generally, most flu activity in the US occurs from November through March. In an average year, more than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized, and more than 20,000 deaths are related to the flu. The “flu,” also called “influenza,” is […]

Stay Healthy Through the Flu Season

Since the beginning of humankind, Influenza, commonly known as the flu, has had devastating effects on the human population. Sometimes, entire civilizations have been wiped out by its fatal assaults. It’s only that in recent times, with medical advances, that the flu has become much better controlled. Still, it’s estimated that more than 20,000 Americans […]