Holistic medicine works best when the earliest onset of your symptoms occur. If you tend to get several colds per year or always have some vulnerability to sinus infections, holistic medicine has a lot to offer you.
There is a simple first aid kit Dr. Hackett has for staving off colds, but if you do get sick there are several formulas available to treat a great variety of symptom combinations effectively, without antibiotics. Antibiotics should be reserved for severe symptoms and infections. Many formulas will work well in combination with antibiotics to help you get better and recover, faster.
Don’t wait for your mild flu and fever symptoms to get worse. You can stem your symptoms with acupuncture treatment and herbal formulas designed specifically for treating those patterns.
Ask Dr. Hackett how you can set up a prevention kit for your medicine cabinet. She usually recommends a few herbal formulas, some homeopathic remedies, and a few supplements. These combination kits are designed specifically for you and your family for the symptoms and patterns you tend to suffer when you’re sick.
That hacking, phlegmy cough that just won’t go away. Take your antibiotics, but get some further support with acupuncture and herbal medicine to help boost your lung health and resolve your symptoms sooner.
The immune system has been shown to be a second brain or independently functioning intelligence within the body, primarily the gut. Traditional Chinese Medicine roots the immune system in the strength of the digestion to convert the foods you eat into the proper energy/Qi required to live a long and healthy life. One layer of Qi, in particular is called Wei Qi or Defensive Qi. If your Wei Qi is strong, you are better able to resist disease and allergy symptoms do not develop so easily. So what does this mean in terms of physiological cascades we are used to hearing as explanations for how we resist external pathogens and irritants?
Gut flora and enzyme balance help us digest and absorb the nutrients we need from food. They also form part of our overall immunity since we resist negative bacteria and viruses ingested by having a strong ability to break them down when ingested.
There are certain herbs and supplements that also support our immunity. Huang Qi, for instance. Many herbal formulas that were developed hundreds of years ago and have helped generations of people recover from colds, upper respiratory issues, and flu symptoms.