Herbs & natural remedies for the fall // 🌿
As we enter the fall season it is so important to keep our immunities up. Allergies rise, cold & flu season begins, and then of course there’s the coronavirus. I like to tell my patients that choosing an immunity booster to take regularly is more along the lines of “pick your favorite that you can stick to”⠀
There are so many good antioxidants, herbs, white blood cell boosters, and vitamins out there! So maybe you need to pick your favorite from this list to keep on hand for the fall:⠀
-Chinese herbs (consult your acupuncturist about what is best for your body because there are a few to choose from)⠀
-apple cider vinegar water⠀
-acupuncture (of course)⠀
-food therapy (Blueberries! Ginger! Scallions! Balanced diet in general!)⠀
And of course added to all of these, water water water!
Love cupping is like normal cupping in that it has all of the benefits of regular cupping, with a heart-shaped twist.
So, what is food therapy?
In Chinese medicine, food has been used for thousands of years as a way to heal the body. All foods have different properties, such as warming, cooling, bitter, pungent, sour, spicy, etc. You can use these properties to your advantage based on your own individual constitution and the time of year! For example, everyone should incorporate these foods into their diets this summer because they help cool the body: