Prevention and remedies for cold & flu

Managing Cold & Flu Season -- Be Home Ready

There are a number of things you can do to ready your home and help protect your family from cold and flu this winter.  Along with precautionary measures to prevent illness, you can arm yourself and your family with a number of Homeopathic and over-the counter items found in most health food stores.  

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Plus, below are a number of guiding tips for home.   We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our health professionals to learn more, or if you are experiencing symptoms and would like individualized remedies.

The Basics of Prevention:   Substances found over the counter at most health food stores:

  • Vitamin C for anti-oxident and immune support
  • Vitamin D to help boost immune system
  • Gummies or Chewables vitamins for children provide a tasty/pleasant way to keep immune system supported with vitamins and minerals
  • Echinacea  is very helpful if taken at the beginning of an illness, to help recover quickly
  • Host Defense is a great blend of mushrooms that boosts immunity, and acts as the immune systems first line of defense against foreign material in the body

  • Hand Sanitizer.  Practicing good hygiene is a must.  Wash hands frequently, or use hand sanitizers (health food stores will carry gentle, non toxic forms).  Try to avoid touching your face (especially mucous membranes, eyes, nose and mouth).  Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.

Homeopathic remedies -- The ABCs of What to Have on Hand if You Have Symptoms

  • Aconitum napellis:  take at beginning of illness, sore throat, cough and runny nose
  • Belladonna:  for fever, inflammation, aches and pains
  • Chamomilla: ear aches, ear infections, cranky kids

Other Remedies Available at Place360 Health + Spa

  • Nux Vomica - nausea, vomiting, unsettled stomach 
  • FlumaxPro: - a homeopathic blend for cold and flu symptoms like fever, chills, fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, sore throat and coughing.
  • Oscillococcinum:  works fast on flu like symptoms and decreases symptoms of sickness
  • Loquat syrup: good tasting (really!) syrup that coats the throat, great for quelling coughs and easing sore throats
  • Special herbal formulas: personalized teas and formulas may be prepared by one of our acupuncturists to match your exact ailment 

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