Back in March, I sent out some suggestions for how to adjust to life during the pandemic. Click the button below for the continuation of this blog post and a reminder of these tips. You can also navigate through any of my other previous newsletters, now available as blog entries on my website.
At its simplest right now we need to do all those basic things that you have always known you should. You know, those things your mom told you to do!
Reduce sugar and alcohol, get good sleep, drink water, meditate, DO BREATH WORK to strengthen your lungs. Treat your body as if you are preparing for the most fun challenge you can think of. Call it training for the Olympics to make your kids feel better. Make it a game and not a drag!
Herbal medicine and folk medicine is all around us. It might already be in your kitchen! Click below for reminders on how to use simple herbs like Garlic and Ginger to support your immune system when you are feeling a bit under the weather. Simple and quick action on your part can make your healing go so much more smoothly!
The "active" stock formula that I have created for people to use includes diaphoretic herbs to clear excess heat, herbs that thin mucus and encourage expectoration, and immune modulating herbs to decrease the inflammatory response throughout the body.
Proactive support tincture - $40
For those who would like to be more proactive with their immune system I have made a "proactive" support blend. That blend includes immune building herbs to strengthen the weiqi of the body and moderate the immune response. I am using herbs that have historically been used for this such as Astragalus (Huang Qi) and Elder, Cat's claw, Huang Qin (Chinese Skullcap), Reishi, Bupleurum, and Licorice.