Saturday, September 06, 2008

Cold Remedies, The TCM Way

It's been raining nonstop the whole of today. And I've been sneezing and having such a running nose! I woke up with a little bit of a sore, parched throat but I quickly drank a warm glass of water mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. That seemed to do it but my nose is still red and runny!

Yes, even SoupQueen sometimes get the sniffles!

That's the main reason I stuff myself with soups. So that I don't get the sniffles and have to down some pills. I was thinking of popping 2 cold pills and going to bed (since it is lovely and cosy to be in bed right about now) but I shall let my body battle the cold the natural way.

Maybe my cold is due to the sudden changes in the weather - it is hot and sunny in the morning and suddenly rains nonstop in the evening. The weather changes from warm to cold can be unnerving for my body.

Or it could be the KFC which I took for dinner last Tuesday. I was hankering for some fried chicken and thought, time to try out the new Spicy Crunch chicken. It wasn't very spicy but it was hot off the oven. I'm always fearful of anything fried or baked because of my tendency to get 'heaty'.

But cold or no cold, I made soup today too. Lotus Root soup. Yum. Can't wait for a bowl of warm goodness in a while. Did anyone try the Vegetarian Lotus Soup?

What I really wanted to share with you today is that I found a site which teaches you about the different types of Colds and Flus, according to TCM and the acupressure points you can press to lessen the awful effects of a cold.

Besides, the page also has a few folk remedies to cure a cold depending on what type of cold you have.
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