Fall is the season when we begin to see patients with sore throats, coughs, runny nose, body aches, fever or chills. Often patients will call to cancel an appointment because they do not realize that we can treat these ailments with acupuncture and herbs. Before those symptoms hit, the most practical approach is to arm yourself (and your medicine cabinet) with Chinese herbs that will ward off colds and the flu. Listed below are three Chinese herbs we have packaged together to provide you with a first defense against Cold & Flu season:
Jade Wind Screen: A classical Chinese herbal formula that is used to prevent colds and the flu. It is a great formula to take if you come in regular contact with other people who may be ill. But everyone stands to benefit from this formula. I take it regularly starting in the Fall and through the end of the flu season in the Spring. The formula works by building the wei qi or energy that protects the body. In other words, it builds the immune system and is taken preventatively. Cost: $19.95
Yin Qiao: Another important formula to have on hand. This formula can be used for a variety of symptoms including fever and chills, body aches, sore throats, and upper respiratory infections. Begin taking Yin Qiao at the first sign of a cold or the flu. Your symptoms will dissipate or the course of the cold or flu will be greatly shortened. Cost: $16.95
Fritillaria & Pinellia Formula: If you develop a cough with yellow or green phlegm, you will want to take Fritillaria & Pinellia Formula. This syrup can be used for a phlegmy cough, sore throat, and fullness in the chest or symptoms associated with bronchitis or pneumonia. This is a great alternative to over-the-counter cough syrups. This formula is also safe for children. Cost: $17.50
So how should the Cold and Flu season pack be used?
- Use Jade Wind Screen to keep colds and the flu at bay. Take 2 tablets twice a day.
- At the first sign of a cold or flu, begin taking Yin Qiao. Take 2 – 3 tablets every 3 hours for the first 24 hours. After the first 24 hours, take 2 – 3 tablets every 4 – 5 hours as needed until symptoms dissipate.
- If you develop a cough, take 1 teaspoon of Fritillaria & Pinellia syrup 4 times a day.
Cold and Flu season pack: $43.56 (20% discount)
We also have Jade Wind Screen and Yin Qiao available as children’s remedies. These are flavored syrups made without alcohol.
ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251