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How to Stay Healthy As Winter Changes to Spring

For most people, the change of seasons from winter to spring is something to look forward to. But it also means a time when people tend to get sick or seasonal allergies start to flare up. This can make things miserable for a lot of people. As the weather fluctuates between freezing cold and warmer, sunnier days, it also wreaks havoc on our immune system and our sleep. Frequently, our bodies can’t keep up with the constant changes and we get physically run down. But there are some things everybody can do to help during the time of transition from one season to the next. continue reading »

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Foods for Boosting the Immune System

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

 

Take garlic and ginger tea serve with dark brown sugar or honey every morning. Or use garlic and ginger to fry rice and eat at meals. It can lower blood pressure, cure gout, ease spinal pain, clear plague in blood vessels, promote yang & warm up the body for those with yin constitution, lose weight around the waist and smooth skin.

Green tea
Green tea with honey and sliced ginger

 

Foods for Boosting the Immune System:

 

Eggs

 

Egg yolks are loaded with choline, which is proven to help combat breast cancer.

 

Green Tea

 

Green tea can slow down the growth of cancer cell. Drink green tea after each meal can kill germs growth in mouth and can increase elasticity of arteries.

 

Mushrooms

 

They are loaded with antioxidants, riboflavin, selenium and other nutrients that keep the immune system healthy, help stave off cancer and prevent cancer growth. Wood-ear mushroom has blood thinning effect like aspirin which can prevent blood clog without the side effect,

 

Korean Ginseng

 

They can prevent cancer, calm nerve and treat neural disorder, treat low blood pressure, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and skin disease.

 

Cooked tomato

 

They prevent uterus, prostate, bladder and pancreatic cancer. Tangerine tomatoes are a little-known species, distinctive for their orange color. They have a better form of lycopene which is particularly effective in fighting breast, prostate, ovarian, cervical and colon cancer. It also can treat and prevent cataracts, muscular degeneration, diabetes, and more.

 

Herbs

 

Many tonic herbs have superior properties that have long been known to enhance the immunity of the body. Mushroom, ginseng, ling-zhi, cordyceps, Chinese yam, dang-shen, astragalus and many of the common herbs are part of the Chinese diet to boost our immune system, muscular degeneration, diabetes, and more.

 

Garlic

 

It is the most inexpensive common food that can give your immune system a boost. Add a couple of spoons of minced garlic to your steamed rice or fired rice, or to your daily cooking can help your body to prevent cold, fight virus and kill bacteria.

 

Water

 

Drinking plenty of water and steering clear of sugary beverages, like soda and energy drinks, may also help fend off infection by flushing out your system.

 

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Food Color and Nutrition

In Chinese medical theory, food is considered medicine. Food has qualities and functions biochemically and energetically that target specific organs. Not only that, but the action a particular food takes to benefit that organ in terms of taste, color and temperature is what is included in Five Element theory. Food has a relationship to both the natural elements as well as the organs in the body and balances the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to healthy, generating cycles. continue reading »

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Moxibustion and Dysmenorrhea

A study conducted by Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has determined that the use of moxibustion at specific days during a woman’s menstrual cycle can decrease pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a big problem for many women. This study used moxibustion, an accessory modality of TCM, to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The study and its systematic review showed moxibustion treatments were more effective at relieving pain only when the moxibustion began prior to the onset of actual menstruation. This is also the theory behind Traditional Chinese Medicine, that it should be used as preventive care. The efficacy of using moxibustion during the premenstrual time period holds great promise for those who are debilitated by dysmenorrhea. continue reading »

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Acupuncture for Boosting Your Circulation

Healthy blood circulation is a vital component of life for human beings. Without proper blood flow, life would cease to exist. Blood isn’t the only thing that’s important, it’s what the blood is carrying that makes circulation so important. Blood carries fresh oxygen, hormones and nutrients that we absorb from our food. Without these components, the organs and tissues of the body become depleted, weakened and eventually stop functioning. Any blockages in the veins and arteries can deprive the brain and the rest of the body from the needed oxygen, which can then lead to a plethora of other medical issues. continue reading »

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