The answer to this question seems obvious because who really wants to deal with a cold or flu, but are they really bad for you?  If we look at the ads on the TV that target cold and flu remedies, it is easy to take something as natural as getting sick as an ominous sign.  Let’s explore this topic a bit and look at some possible remedies.

If we think about children, they tend to get sick frequently.  We even joke that they are like little germ magnets.  Children need to get sick in order to build a healthy immune system.  How does an athlete win the big race or game, and how does a person do well on a test or presentation without study or practice?  The immune system is the same way; it needs to practice in order to stay in shape.  It isn’t healthy to be sick frequently but every now and then, it is just what the doctor (or in this case practitioner) ordered.  If you have ever heard someone say, “I can’t believe he has cancer, he was never sick a day in his life”, it proves the point that never getting sick may lead to more serious issues.

Ok, so now you are sick, what can you do about it?  There are literally hundreds of remedies you can try ranging from homeopathic choices like Zycam, Chinese herbal medicines like Yin Chiao, to traditional remedies like Tylenol Cold and Flu.  Naturopathic Physicians have many supplements and remedies they recommend like Sambuscus or Elderberry tinctures/syrups.  It is important to know how each remedy is used to avoid wasting time and money or making your symptoms worse.  In my practice, I use Applied Kinesiology (AK) to pinpoint whether the body is harboring a virus or bacteria and perform soft tissue corrections to get the body to fight off the offending organism.  I also use AK to detoxify the body if more traditional remedies (like antibiotics) are used.  It is a way to get the benefit of the antibiotic but allows the body to detox anything in the medicine that isn’t of benefit to it.

Whether you use traditional or alternative therapies, it is important to be wise.  For someone who only wants to use alternative therapies, it is crucial to know when it is time to seek traditional western treatments up to and including antibiotics.  There are truly times and places to use antibiotics and traditional, western remedies.

Want ideas on the best way to treat your cold or flu?  Give Arizona Healing Alternatives, LLC a call today to help your body build its immune system again!


January 25, 2019 8:56 pm