These are interesting times indeed. Though we’re not even two months into he Year of the metal Rat, it has already made a remarkable start. The Rat is known best for the carrier of the plague and the metal element is related to the lungs in Chinese Medicine. Though the office is closed to keep from potentially exposing you to any dangers, I am no less present, doing my best to impart helpful, healthful information with the aim of keeping you well and out of danger. I’m guessing you’ve already seen plenty of information about hand washing, social distancing and the like. I’d like to add some additional tools to your toolbox for these challenging times that are unique to my profession. Simply email or call me with any questions.
Chinese Medicine having several thousand years of knowledge has already lived through countless deadly epidemics. There are many foundational text in Chinese Medicine that treat these conditions. In China currently 80% of patients are receiving Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture in the Hospitals.
Please use your spice rack! Many of the herbs and spices in your spice rack have antimicrobial properties and can also help to eliminate the “dampness” in your body. Basil, black pepper, cardamom, clove, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, rosemary, curry, paprika, cinnamon, thyme, and the list goes on.... All of these can support digestion, fight germs and decrease dampness. Sipping on warm liquids all day can help flush the virus from your throat to your stomach where your stomach acid can kill it. Don’t get dehydrated!