Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Li Ching-Yuen (1677 or 1736 - May 6, 1933) - The Oldest Man - Both alleged lifespans of 197 and 256 years far exceed the longest confirmed lifespan of 122 years and 164 days of the French womanJeanne Calment.
Fall Seasonal Newsletter
By Rebecca Hope Vasquez, L.Ac.
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Seasonal Changes Affect the Body’s Environment.  When the hot days of summer give way to cooler temperatures, and the first windy and rainy days roll in, we become more susceptible to colds, flu and aches and pains – especially if we’ve forgotten to take a jacket or sweater to work with us.
Acupuncture for Prevention
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can prevent colds and flu by building up the immune system with just a few needles inserted into key points along the body’s energy pathways. These points are known for strengthening the circulation of blood and energy and for consolidating the outer defense layers of the skin and muscle so that germs and viruses cannot enter through them. Seasonal treatments just four times a year also serve to tonify the inner organ systems and can correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.
Herbal Remedies
There is a one thousand year old Chinese herbal formula that forms a handy complement to these immune-boosting treatments and it is elegantly entitled The Jade Windscreen Formula. It is made up of just three herbs: Radix Astragalus, Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Radix Ledebouriellae. These three powerful herbs combine together to tonify the immune system, strengthen the digestive system (so that we can be sure to gain the nutrients from our food), and fortify the exterior of the body so that we can fight off wind-borne viruses and bacteria. This handy formula which comes in pill, capsule or liquid form can be taken for a few days each month to stave off colds or flu or when there’s been a challenging work-load, or perhaps some loss of sleep.
Get Better Faster
If you’ve already happened to catch that cold, acupuncture and herbal medicine can also help with the chills, sniffles, sore throat or fever in a safe, non-toxic way that doesn’t bombard your body with harmful antibiotics
Gan Mao Ling (a more modern formula)
Since it is cold and flu season, I am also stocking a great formula, Gan Mao Ling, at Zen Sanctuary.
Gan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills), is a Chinese herbal medicine uniquely formulated for common cold and flu. It is a commonly recommended herbal remedy by Chinese doctors to help relieve symptoms of common cold and flu such as sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, and headache. The formula contains Chinese herbs that have shown anti-viral activities in studies.
Gan Mao Ling is most effective when taken at the first signs of cold or flu such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, and headache. However, it can be taken throughout the viral infection to help the speedy recovery. It is great for prevention, such as if you are exposed to a sick person or have been traveling. Take it with you on vacation during the cold and flu season.
Gan Mao Ling has been safely used with few adverse effects. Since this formula is safe, I suggest that EVERYONE have a bottle of Gan Mao Ling at home as part of a first aid kit. Gan Mao Ling is available at Zen Sanctuary in a bottle ($15) or in a box of convenient pocket packets ($22), which are perfect to take on trips/travelling. 

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(619) 269-9322 or my cell phone (619)928-9355 (best phone number to reach Rebecca)
Warmest regards, 
Rebecca Vasquez, L.Ac.