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The reason I bring this particular subject up is because when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)hit Asia in 2002, it was TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with specific attention to herbs and strict precautionary measures that got Asia through the crisis.
I strongly feel the same approach can be used with relation the the Swine Flu outbreak.
So what are the symptoms to watch for? Some of the cases have reported runny nose, sore throat,vomiting and diarrhea. Add these to the normal, seasonal flu symptoms of high fever, lack of appetite and coughing you will have a good idea if you have been infected or not.
Do you think that the common cold and the flu (influenza) are the same? They are not. The common cold virus attaches to the adenoids, the flu attaches to lung tissue. It takes 1-4 days for you come down with the flu. It’s to early to tell if the Swine Flu follows the same pattern.
How do you know if someone in close proximity has the swine flu and can infect you with it. It may be impossible to tell as a person can be infected and contagious for 24 hours before they exhibit any symptoms.
Oriental Medicine (OM) establishes 3 phases for most infectious diseases. They are prevention, exposure and full treatment. We are only going to discuss the prevention phase.
It is important that you have a strong immune system. Our immune system is capable of and does protect the human body from diseases of the common cold and influenza to cancer.
Depending on the age of the individual, OM has a different approach. Persons under the age of 40 have a stronger immune system than those over the age of 40. In the younger (under 40) person it is preferred to treat using the yuan qi (pronounced “wan chi”) approach.
In Chinese medicine their are many forms of qi. Yuan qi is roughly translated as the qi (the motive force or energy of all living things) that all persons are born with. This could further translate to a strong immune system in a person under the age of 40. Individuals under the age of 40 only need to enhance or boost their immune system with natural herbs like cat’s claw, echinacea, maitake, reishi and shitaake mushrooms, probiotics, vitamin C and zinc. There is a 5-mushroom formula that is excellent named Wu Gu Fungi.
Persons over 40 (weaker immune system) need the Wei Qi and the Yuan Qi methods. Wei Qi translates to a defensive mechanism and it is present in the skin. It defends the body against invasion. These individuals need Yu Ping Geng San (commonly known as a Jade Windscreen formula), this is primary.
This formula primarily builds up the resistance (immune system) of the body against the invasion of pathogens. It normally consists of six Chinese herbs. Huang qi, fang feng, bai zhu, wu wei ze, tai zi shen, nu dao geng.
This was the basic formula that was used in Asia to combat and treat SARS and it should be good for the Swine Flu as well, but it is really to early to tell.
Other immune system boosters are astragalus (huang qi jian zhong tang), ginseng endurance formula (ren shen pian) and Yin Chiao formula which is quite well known for its ability to expel viruses while they are still in the exterior. This formula could be used in the prevention phase as well as the the initial exposure phase.
Now that I have provided you the basic information as to what is available to protect yourself not only from the Swine Flu but possibly many other diseases, I invite you to do your own research using the names of herbs and formulas that I have given above.
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