The cold and flu can leave you sidelined for weeks if you don’t manage their symptoms correctly. There are several holistic medicine strategies you can explore that may boost your immunity and combat these illnesses. Here are a few treatments to consider the next time you’re sick.

How to Stay Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

1. Acupuncture

This technique clears blockages from your body’s energy pathways. These blockages can occur when cold and flu pathogens enter your system. During the treatment, a holistic medicine specialist will carefully apply needles to unclog the energy blockages. By increasing energy flow and the immune response to the pathogens, you may experience a faster recovery.

2. Hydration

holistic medicineYou can hydrate with water, sports drinks, coconut water, or teas. Drinking water keeps your mouth, throat, and nose moist, which will loosen built-up mucous. Replenishing your fluids will also flush toxins and keep you hydrated if you lose water from the illness’ symptoms, like sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea.

3. Fire Cupping

Fire cupping improves the body’s blood and energy circulation to resolve illnesses and pain. A holistic medicine professional will apply hot cups to your skin, which will create a vacuum seal and draw the skin into it. As a result, the cups will purge impurities and loosen tissue. This technique is effective at loosening respiratory congestion, which is a common symptom of the cold and flu.

4. Herbal Medicine

There are many herbs, fruits, and vegetables that can help you recover from the cold and flu. For example, ginger can soothe a cough or sore throat, as well as alleviate flu-related nausea. Garlic has excellent antimicrobial properties to fight the cold and flu, and the vitamin C in citrus fruits will support your immune system while you’re sick.

If you want to learn more about these natural treatments, contact our team at 808 Wellness: Healing Spa & Maui Yoga Studio in Kihei, HI. Our spa offers several holistic medical services, including hot stone massages and acupuncture treatments, as well as an online holistic boutique. Shipping available. View our full list of services online and retail, or call (808) 875-4325 to schedule an appointment.