How to prevent it trough Chinese Herbal Medicine
What can you do to prevent or treat suspected Swine Flu? Using Chinese Medicine diagnostics, viral infections commonly fall into categories such as “Wind-Cold” invasion, “Wind-Heat” invasion, or “Heat-Toxins”. Various nutritional supplements and herbal formulas can be used to boost immune system activity and to remedy viral infections that manifest with these types of patterns.
* Increase intake of daily Vitamin D, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
* Yu Ping Feng San – This formula comes in many forms and with various herbs added, but the main herbs are Astragalus, Atractylodes and Siler, which, in combination, have been shown to increase immunoglobulins, macrophage activity, T-lymphocytes, Natural Killer cells and other immune actions. It is the main basic Immune System Tonic in Chinese Herbal Medicine and is traditionally used for people who get frequent colds, flus, and infections, and to increase energy and resistance. Constitutional Consideration: Best for prevention in people with a pale colored tongue.
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian - formulated to treat primarily Lung-Heat at the Qi Level when the patient displays the following symptoms: cough, slight breathlessness, fever, feeling of heat, thirst, tightness of the chest and upper back. This formula has also a strong anti-viral action.
Symptoms of the Swine Flu are:
* sudden fever of greater than 38.5 degrees Celcius (100.4 degrees Farenheit)
* Aching Joints
* Nasal Congestion
* General fatigue
* Diarrhea and/or vomiting
Diagnosis is made by sampling secretions from the inside of the nose and mouth during the first 24-72 hours of flu symptoms, or by testing blood samples for influenza virus presence.
Since the Swine Flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching an infected person and then touching your own eyes, nose, or mouth, there are also simple actions you can take to prevent contracting or spreading the virus:
* Wash your hands frequently, especially after contact with infected individuals.
* Wear a mask, if you are in the presence of someone with the flu.
* Avoid kissing or shaking hands, sharing food, cuttlery, or glasses in households where someone may be infected.
* Ventilate your house well.
* Wipe door handles, telephones, salt and pepper shakers, and any other surfaces commonly touched by many members of your household, daily.
* Focus on getting proper rest and excercise.
Avoid excess sugar and alcohol; these lower your immune resistance drastically!