I SEEM TO GET SEVERE COLDS ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO STOP THEM ONCE THEY START?
By Dr. Tim Leasenby
Viruses replicate very quickly. So, you only have a short window from when you just begin to feel sick until the viral infection really starts to take hold. Always begin your counterattack when you feel the first inkling of symptoms - when you first think, “Gee, I wonder if maybe I might be coming down with a little something.”
I have a 3-prong assault you can initiate at any time and place:
(1) Immediately begin using a high-quality product containing the herb Echinacea. I have several high quality Echinacea products in my clinic. This herb stimulates the immune system and helps white blood cells attack germs. (Note: Echinacea is generally not recommended for use by people with diseases of the immune system such as HIV, multiple sclerosis, or tuberculosis. If you have such a condition, do not take it without doctor supervision.)
(2) Next, begin stimulating the acupressure point called Stomach 36. Locate this point by first finding the dimple on the outward side of the knee below the kneecap. Measure 4 finger widths down from this point and one index finger width to the side of the shin bone. Probe around until you find the most tender point to firm pressure. Place your middle finger on top of your index finger to get stronger pressure. Very vigorously and quickly rub both points (right and left knees) simultaneously for 10 full seconds. Wait 20 seconds or longer and repeat for a total of 3 times for 1 treatment. Treat your Stomach 36's several times daily.
(3) Most importantly, if your flu or cold does not resolve within a couple of days, it is very helpful to get treated in my office. Published studies demonstrate that chiropractic treatment is very potent medicine for flu. Get treated as soon as you can for maximum protection!
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