common cold

Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season – What You Need to Know About Mother Nature

Do you ever wonder why cold and flu season occurs around the same time of the year, every year? It’s snot cold and flu season (bad pun intended) because that’s when people are getting sick. It’s cold and flu season because Mother Nature is working her mojo at certain times of the year, and that’s …

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Real People, Real Reflexology:
A Mother, Artist, and Scientist Uses Chinese Reflexology to Help Her Son Get Over a Cold

It occurred to me the other day—you could call it an aha moment—that there aren’t very many stories on my blog about people who have used Chinese Reflexology for self-healing. Sure, there are A LOT of instructional articles, but where’s the human element? (Other than me, of course!) So I’m starting a new series called, …

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A Mother, Artist, and Scientist Uses Chinese Reflexology to Help Her Son Get Over a Cold
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Hand Reflexology for a Persistent Cough

Have you gotten over a cold, but can’t seem to shake a lingering cough? Here’s a simple solution to stop coughing sooner even if your cough has been persisting for days or weeks. This two-step Chinese Reflexology routine is also great for a lingering cough caused by post-nasal drip. COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note this article …

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3 of My BEST Articles to Boost Your Defensive Qi for Cold Recovery and Prevention

Did you know that when the seasons change you’re more susceptible to catching a cold? The fluctuating temperatures confuse your body, and the changing weather patterns are often accompanied by wind, which is considered one of the six pernicious influences that can cause disease. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to prevent a cold AND …

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How to Get Over a Lingering Persistent Cough and a Post-Nasal Drip Cough

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note this article was written BEFORE coronavirus. The persistent cough referred to in this article is not the same as the dry cough that is common with coronavirus. Contact your doctor if you have a persistent cough or are feeling unwell. I am currently working on a Chinese Reflexology coronavirus resource page …

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What Color Is Your Snot? – Wind Cold vs. Wind Heat Infographic

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the color of your snot is a critical factor in diagnosing and treating the common cold. If you get the diagnosis wrong, you could actually prolong a cold by consuming the wrong herbs, foods and drinks. I’m proud and delighted to present my first ever infographic on, “What Color Is Your …

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3 Tips on How to Avoid Catching a Cold

It’s actually very easy to avoid catching a cold.  You don’t have to bathe in Purell, wear a face mask or avoid small children ;).  Show me someone with a cold (other than a child), and I’ll show you someone who made a conscious decision several days before the cold to push themselves when they …

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast With Chinese Reflexology: Part 3

Chinese Reflexology Point #3: Tonsils and Throat Here’s one of my favourite reflexology points for nipping a sore throat in the bud.  It’s also one of my least favourite points in this reflexology protocol to get rid of a cold fast.  Why the dichotomy? I love this point because it works fast, but it’s also …

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