Tips For Handling The Stomach Flu

Tyra Burgess, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)

“I am so tired, I have no energy.”

” I am feeling heavy and sick to my stomach. I am queasy and have a slight headache.”

If you have said this to yourself or to someone else, it is likely that you are suffering from the flu. Not the fill your head with snot flu, but the stomach flu. Viral Gastroenteritis, is described by the Mayo clinic as, “Gastroenteritis,  attacks your intestines, causing signs and symptoms, such as:

  •  Watery, usually nonbloody diarrhea — bloody diarrhea usually means you have a different, more severe infection
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Nausea, vomiting or both
  • Occasional muscle aches or headache
Other signs and symptoms are a low grade fever, vomiting, sweating, the hot and cold chills, and general fatigue and achiness. Once one contracts the flu, symptoms will appear with in 1 to three days, and can last anywhere from 24hrs to 7 days. 
 
Treatment for the flu
  • Always come and see your practitioner. While we try to prevent any illness, they do occur, and when they do, we are best utilized as soon as possible, to balance the body’s qi flow, creating balance, and herbal therapies to aid the body through the illness. In our practice we have used several supplements to help bring the body back to balance.
  • Use Pill curing, green clay or charcoal to ease the stomach
  • Take a ginger bath to help push out the pathogen, and kill the invading pathogen as ginger is an excellent microbial. Simply grate 4 T. of fresh ginger and place in a tea ball or cheesecloth bag and run under hot water as you fill the tub.
  • Contact your practitioner for specific formulas put together for illness’ for travel.
What to avoid with the flu
Dairy, orange juice, sugar, and excessive physical exercise that will leave a sick body more deficient or drive the pathogen deeper. 
Some points that our practitioners might use
 Stomach 44, Stomach 40 Stomach 36, Stomach 25, Spleen 9, Spleen 6, Large Intestine 11, Large Intestine 10, Conception Vessel 12 and Triple Warmer 6.  
 
The best and easiest treatment for the flu is rest. The body heals best while we are asleep.Seeing your practitioner, seeping in the tub, taking herbs, and mostly sleeping and while awake, being restful, are the quickest remedies for the flu.
Be well,
Tyra
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By | 2018-05-31T13:42:07+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: Blogs, Chinese Medicine, Common Conditions|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips For Handling The Stomach Flu

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