My kids have already caught a cold at school – just 7 days in they were sniffing and had sore throats.
Obviously we checked that the symptoms were not Covid ones and followed all the correct procedures.
The cold has passed now and they are back to their usual rambunctious selves.
We use a number of natural remedies to support colds in our house. Good old lemon and honey, lots of vitamin C rich foods, turmeric, ginger and garlic. We keep out fluids up with plenty of water, warmed slightly if needs be.
Also I use Shiatsu to support the immune system, clear the sinuses and boost the body’s energy.
I work the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians- lines of energy – that help support the lungs, chest, sinuses, nose and throat.
My favourite point this week has been Lung 7…..
It’s quite an easy point to find as its between a tendon and a bone – run your finger down the line towards your wrist – until you hit a natural depression – then you’ve found it.
Gently hold the point with a thumb of finger – see if you can feel what pressure it requires. Intention is important when giving Shiatsu so you may want to think about loosening the sinuses and throat or opening the lungs to allow deep breaths of air in.
This point is good for lung health, colds, sinus issues, asthma, breathing difficulties.
I’m always happy to show people how to locate and use points and can pull together a specific set to suit individual needs.
The weather is still very warm – and summer-like. As this changes, soon, more and more colds and coughs are going to appear. Building up and supporting our immune system is going to be so important.
So get going with ensuring your diet and lifestyle is healthy. Also get in touch if you think Shiatsu can help support you and your family.