Energy Medicine for Cold and Flu
Quick Tips for Cold and Flu Relief
1. 4-Thumps – Tap K27 Points (end of Kidney Meridian) in the hollow under the collarbone and above the first rib on each side of the sternum (breast bone) to boost and restore energy, increase vitality, strengthen immune function and activate Meridian System. Tap the Thymus Point located on the upper portion of the sternum along the midline of the body to boost your immune function and fight off disease. Tapping the Thymus is like an energetic jolt of Vitamin C and it actually creates T-Cells. White blood cells are important to fight off infection and the Thymus Thump can help reduce a fever. It is also useful for calming and de-stressing the body.
2. Spinal Flush or Neurolymphatic Reflex Points – Spinal Flush is best done with a partner. NLR Points are located on the front of the body and can more easily be done on oneself. For Spinal Flush massage along each side of the spine and for NLR Points massage each area on front of body associated by organ with firm pressure to move lymph, flush toxins & clear stagnant energies from the body. Use at the first sign of feeling sick, sluggish, stressed or experiencing emotional overload.
3. Lung 7 is one of the most powerful points on the lung meridian. It is a popular acupuncture point to use for stopping a persistent cough and relieving a sore throat. Tap, massage or hold this point until cough subsides. This acupuncture point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm below the thumb. To find this point, interlock your thumb and index finger of one hand with those of the other, the point lies on the edge of the index finger, in the depression between the sinew and just over the bone.
4. Energy Medicine for Eye techniques are also excellent for Colds, Headaches, Eye Pain, Runny Nose & Sinus Congestion or Pressure.
1. Tap or massage around eyes and eyebrow.
2. Lightly pinch around eyes and eyebrows.
3. Close eyes and gently do tiny spindle cell pinches over eyelid.
4. Trace Figure 8’s around eyes in both directions.
5. Press thumbs on Stomach 3 and place fingers over GB 14 (frontal
neurovasculars) and hold.
Did you know that Miso Soup with Scallions is actually an ancient Chinese herbal remedy for colds? In 300 AD famous herbalist, Ge Hong, wrote about Miso Soup with Scallions in a book called, Bei ji zhou hou fang or Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One’s Sleeve.
This soup is indicated for the onset of a cold when a person is just beginning to feel a headache, stuffy nose and a slight fever. So, the next time you feel a cold coming on, be sure to have your miso! Here is the simple recipe for Miso Soup that Serves 4:
6 cups water
3-4 Tablespoons Aka Miso or red soy bean paste (usually sold in the refrigerated section)
3-5 green onions stalks, chopped
* Dissolve the miso in a little bit of boiling water (about 2 tsp.)
* Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and add the miso & scallions.
* Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
* Remove from heat top with green onions and serve.
Variations: Add other ingredients to make a more substantial soup, such as tofu, fresh mushrooms, cooked shrimp, snow pea sprouts, cooked rice noodles or paper-thin slices of fresh ginger.