Sunday, May 02, 2010
Last weekend, my husband got a cold. He is liable
to catch colds twice a year, often in the beginning of spring and winter. In
the last few weeks, he has been overtimes at his day job and also his mom’s
store. He worked 14 hours a day without rest.
Due to his tightly schedules, he could not get good
sleep. I noticed that he was exhausted already but he could not rest during the
day. I prayed he would not catch a cold but finally he did.
Our private doctor is my dad, so I called him and
told him, “My husband had a cold again.”
He always said, “Again…”
When I was growing up in South Korea, I took herbal
medicine for from my dad twice a year. I think he makes the formula depends on
my condition and symptoms. But I am sure it based on boosting energy,
tonifying, harmonizing and balancing Yin and Yang.
It supposed me to healthier than my husband even
though he is tall, good muscle tone, good diet, and generally healthier
My father suggested Tea therapy with acupuncture
treatment. Tea therapies are prevents cold or during catch a cold, it can help
If you have frequently cough, your qi is ascending,
producing fever during cold, Wu Wei Zi (???,Schisandrae,
???) Tea may help to reducing cough.
If you feel to low energy/qi deficiency, you can
use Sheng Mai San (???, Generate the Pulse Powder, ???); it made from Wu Wei Zi (???,Schisandrae,???), Ren
Shen (??, Ginseng Rx, ??) , and Mai Men Dong (???, Ophiopogonis Rx, ???).
When you drink cold water too fast, it creates
dampness on the stomach and produces phlegm; these are the reason for
developing cold symptoms. By
drinking Sheng Jiang (??, Zingberis Rx, ??) tea, it has warm and spicy characters so it expels
phlegm, warm the body and provide energy.
The orange peel tea, we called Chen Pi (??, Citri
Pericarpium, ??), it promote to circulates Lung Qi, descend the Lung energy.
When the Gan Cao (??, Glycyrrhizae Rx, ??) and Da Zao (??, Jujubae Fr, ??) boil together, it
helps to reduce phlegm in the nose, reduce inflammation, sinus drainage, also
can opens the orifice.
If you have a lot of phlegm, you put together with pear, honey and Jie
Geng (??, Platycodi Rx, ??) and make tea. Jie Geng helps to expel phlegm, pear is reducing hear in the
Lung, and honey promote health by harmonizing herbs.