During this season we are often exposed to and or challenged with a cold or flu. Below are some the herbal suggestions and techniques to supporting your immune system. They’re easy to apply and are beneficial in enhancing vitality.
Techniques to support your immune system
THREE THUMPS FOR WELLNESS
Thymus Thump: (Tap or thump upper middle portion of your chest for about 1 minute or about 80 times.) The thymus thump helps if you are catching a cold, fighting infection or if the immune system is otherwise challenged. Stimulating the thymus also helps to:
- Boost the immune system
- Stimulate all of your energies
- Increase strength and vitality
Neuro-Lymphatic Reflex: (Massage in a circular motion your upper ribs on both the right and left sides of your sternum. Rub 5- 10 times. These points may feel tender.) The job of the neuro-lymphatic system is to keep the lymph system clear and flowing. By massaging these points toxins are moved out of the muscles, sending fresh energy through the body. If one’s lymph system isn’t flowing well one might feel ill, or have no energy at all. Rubbing the NLR points helps to:
- Increase energy level
- Balance blood chemistry
- Strengthen immune system
Spleen Meridian: This spot supports immune system by helping to determine whether the body will be able to metabolize particular foods, emotions, thoughts, energy or external influence. (Thump the lower sides of the ribs around 5 times.)
HOW TO WARD OFF A COLD OR FLU
Separating Heaven from Earth: This is an excellent exercise to use when you feel stressed, threatened by a cold or flu, or if you are feeling dragged down with no energy. This powerful stretch helps:
- Brings fresh oxygen to the cells
- Opens meridians for better energy flow
- Expels toxic energies
- Stimulates fresh energy flow through the body and joints
1) Place your hands in a cathedral position at your heart
2) Inhale deeply though your nose as you:
a) Stretch one arm high above your head, flattening your hand toward the heaven Stretch the other hand down, flattening your hand toward the earth.
3) Exhale returning your hands to the cathedral position.
4) Repeat by switching the arm that rises and the arm that lowers.
5) Do a couple more lifts on each side.
6) Coming out of the pose:
a) Bring your arms down.
b) Allow your body to fold over at the waist.
c) Hang there with your knees slightly bent taking two deep breaths.
7) Slowly return to a standing position, stretching out the spine, and then rolling the shoulders back.
HERBAL REMEDIES: By: Jessica Wilson www.wellnessthroughwisdom.com
1) If you’ve been exposed to, or have the onset of a cold or flu:
Super Echinacea from Herb Pharm:
- Take ½ your body weight in drops 3xs per day for three days.
2) When you feel sick or just to support your immune system:
Raw organic garlic cloves in a jar of raw organic honey:
- Place the peeled cloves in a jar of honey. (Make sure the garlic isn’t wet.)
- Eat a clove of garlic or spread the infused honey on toast or put some in tea.
- You can take this as often as you want.
Honey is a natural preservative it will last for years. It also has antiviral and antibacterial benefits.
To Your Success,
Peak Performance Coach