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Chinese Medicine For Colds and Flu | TCM Cold Remedy

Flu, common cold and other respiratory infections occur due to two factors, namely the entrance of an external pathogen into the human body, and a deficiency in the immune system that permits the entry. Therefore, instead of directly addressing symptoms such as cough and running nose, Chinese cold medicine prescribes a customised combination of herbs to combat an individual’s unique condition. The primary objective here is to expel the pathogen and restore the balance in one’s body. Depending on the combination of environmental factors, a different symptom emerges.
  • Wind – Cold: Pale face, fatigue and feeling chilly
  • Wind – Heat: Congestion of throat and nose, red eyes and flushed face
  • Wind – Dampness: Excessive mucus and phlegm, muscle stiffness
  • Wind – Dryness: Persistent cough and dryness in throat
  • Chinese Remedies For Colds | TCM For Flu

    Mucus is a discharge that can be seen “running” out of your nose. The causes of this can be caused by colder temperatures, allergies, or cold. In comparison to Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sees the nose as the “gate of the qi” and is seen as an important part of the body. With a disruption interfering with the flow in the nasal passage airway, this indicates that the qi is not flowing properly. When it comes to a runny nose for TCM and mucus with Chinese Medicine, there are quite a number of different ways to treat a runny nose or mucus. One common approach is the use of herbal medicine.

    Chinese Medicine For Flu

    Wind dampness is a common condition that results in a build-up of mucus. It can also make clearing mucus from the airway difficult, which can lead to respiratory infections. Traditional Chinese medicine is the solution to help with the clearing of nasal passage airway TCM examines external symptoms displayed at the surface level to diagnose the health condition of internal organs. The human body is an integrated whole, with all parts linked and interdependent. Illness, pain, and other health issues arise when the balance in the body is disrupted. Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to restore harmony and comprehensively supplement your health.

    Lonicera and Forsythia are two of the most commonly used herbs in TCM for treating colds and flu. Lonicera is thought to help clear heat and toxins from the body, while Forsythia is believed to purify the blood and promote the movement of qi (or life energy). Together, these herbs are thought to be effective in treating the symptoms of colds and flu, such as fever, sore throat, and coughing. Lonicera & Forsythia cold tablets can be found at our store. While traditional Chinese medicine can be very effective in treating cold and flu, it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner before beginning any treatment. This is because some herbs and acupuncture points should not be used during pregnancy or if you have certain medical conditions.