Beat the Winter Cold
Updated: Nov 18, 2018
When I treat you for a cold in acupuncture, we are activating points that bring your phlegm out of your body. Just like getting a good massage rids us of toxins, mucus holds the germs that make us sick. I go straight for the source to ease the symptoms immediately. In addition, I looooove...
THE BOSC PEAR!
Wonderful for coughing. Both productive and dry, the Bosc pear has marvelous healing properties that lubricate the lungs, relaxes the muscles, and helps calm coughing.
-clean pear well
-Remove stem (top and bottom of pear)
-Put pear in a pot and fill with water until the pear is covered
-Boil pear until soft and can be pierced with a fork easily
-Remove from stove
-Remove pear from water
-Remove the skin from the pear and eat the white flesh of the pear
-drink the water left in the pot, pear tea to moisten and lubricant the lungs and calm cough
Here are your cold symptom Do's and Don'ts for this season:
DON'T: dairy, spinach - they both increase inflammation and mucus in the body (yuck!)
DO: romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber
These three foods eat and digest mucus and phlegm. Have that phlegm ball in the back of your throat you can’t seem to clear? Make a yummy Greek salad with celery!