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Healing the Winter Cold

Its cold; its warm. Our bodies are confused. The holidays arrive. Emotions get sparked. Bacteria and viruses awaken, and before we know it, our throat feels.. well, irritated. Within a day or two, the sinuses hurt, the eyes water, the cough takes over. The body is working to discharge the virus or bacteria you have allowed into your system.

What’s most important to heal is that NO ONE GAVE THIS TO YOU. You allowed it in. Blame will only aggravate an already aggravated system.  How do you allow it in? By forgetting for a moment who you really are. By the symptoms, you most likely allowed yourself to get caught in one or more of the following emotions:
  • Victim
  • Blame
  • Bitterness
  • Resentment
  • Irritation
Who did you become?

Once we allow the illness in, how can we begin healing our self? Immediately is always best. Your body is screaming for attention; give it loving attention NOW, and a medicine cabinet filled with healing tools can help you do just that. 

Flower essences can help the process depending upon where the energy is revealing itself:
Beech for irritated throat support
Willow for mucus membrane support
Holly for heart and lung support
Mimulus - for anxiety and fear support (if you tend to go right to fear over illness)

Lymphatic massage can be very helpful. You can see how to do that here:

Lymphatic massage can show you where your system has become clogged. As you massage your lymphatic system, pay attention to where the pain is revealed. Is there pain along the jaw line, the muscles in the back of the neck, along the shoulder blades, above or below the eyes? See if you can find the glitch and send loving, gentle massage energy to it. Help move this stuck energy through the lymphatic system.

Sinus irrigation can also help to open up the passageway for easier breathing. You can see how to do that here:

I prefer to use a plastic syringe to a Neti pot for sinus irrigation. Use whatever works best for you.

Organic lemon juice in pure spring water helps supports the immune system and bring the body back into a pH balance all in one handy drink. How easy is that? 

Immune support helps to let your body know you are loving yourself. Some of my favorites are:
Elderberry
Echinacea/Goldenseal
Astragulus
Oregano Oil - I just tried this for the first time and it really works. It might be worth the investment.
Organic Raw Local Honey
Bioplasma cell salts

Probiotics are essential as mucus membrane issues easily turn into yeast in that warm and moist environment. Yeasty foods should also be avoided as much as possible so as not to feed the yeast. You can remember them here:

Homeopathic remedies can help support the system to heal.
For flu like symptoms, I trust a homeopathic remedy called Gelsimium
For coughs and colds, you may want to pick from this group that sounds most like the symptoms you are experiencing:
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/coughs-and-colds

Oil pulling using organic coconut oil helps to release toxins in the mucus membranes. You can see how to do that here:
http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/oil_pulling.html

Make sure you drink lots of pure spring water to help flush toxins from the system. Rest, sleep, relax. Stop feeling guilty about being ill. Your body is releasing old stuff that you are ready to get rid of. Allow it to go. And love that you did!

These are just a few tips to begin your healing process. When the body speaks, listen. And as you listen, forgive. Forgiveness takes us to love and love really does heal all! :)

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