Preventing the a Cold during the Change of Seasons

Every year in early October I blog about home remedies for the common cold.  That’s because every year my patients come into the office coughing, sneezing, and with sore throats and ask me what to do.

Fortunately I don’t get a cold this time of year because I know a few techniques to prevent it.

Why do people get colds during the change of seasons?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine explain that you are more susceptible to a cold because body’s energy, or qi, is stressed. The qi is responsible for your immune functioning.  So when your qi is taxed, your … Read More

Healing Soup for the Change of Seasons

As we all know that the change of season can easily cause a common cold.   Eating soup is a good way to boost up your qi.

There is no big secret to vegetable soup.  I eat it all the time, especially during the change of seasons to prevent colds from coming on.  I particularly like it during the colder months, summer to fall, because it helps to warm the body and open the respiratory system with aromatic vegetables.

Ingredients:
1 large yellow onion
4 carrots
2 turnips
2 celery stalks
1 bay leaf
fresh parsley
1 teaspoon of sea salt … Read More