We are welcoming summer on June 21st. The turn of the year creates the longest and warmest days.
So much joy fills this time of year while you are out enjoying the sunshine, outdoor activities, and planning your next vacation!
But with any season changes, your health may get affected.
Tune in to these top three ailments during summer and how to stay healthy with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Summer colds are very common. Perhaps you’ve had one in the past!
Contrary to popular belief, it does not need to be cold outside or winter time to catch a cold. When seasons change our body is more susceptible to colds.
Make sure you’re getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluids.
Studies show that some herbs can support the immune system, helping it better fight colds. Popular herbs for fighting the common cold virus are echinacea, licorice root, elderberry, and garlic.
Summertime is also a time for vacations. You’re spending more time outside, eating at new restaurants, spending time at resorts, summer camps, or cruise ships.
Have you been on a trip and either you or someone you’re traveling with gets food poisoning? It’s very common for this to occur in these enclosed spaces. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis, which is inflammation in the stomach that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
Specific herbs can bring your body back to balance after experiencing the 24-hour bug.
Is it a cold or is it allergies?
An allergy is an immune system response to an unknown substance. Typically not harmful to your body. These foreign substances are called allergens and create very similar symptoms to a cold such as congestion, runny nose, and swollen eyes. With the difference that allergies will last longer than a cold.
If symptoms persist longer than two weeks, then you probably have seasonal allergies.
Keep your body healthy by using best practices in preventing getting sick over the summer months. This includes things like washing your hands, covering your nose and mouth and being mindful of what you are eating.
If your flu symptoms or flu-like symptoms persist along with a fever or shortness of breath see your medical care provider, immediately.
If you have these kinds of issues and you are in the early stages of symptoms give Traditional Chinese Medicine a try!*
*Traditional Chinese Medicine does not treat COVID-19 or any symptoms like COVID-19.
Our practitioners are ready to support your wellness during the summer season.
Reach out to us and we’ll take care of you!
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