How to offset flu and colds this winter
The DNA of the virus can only replicate ( it grows like a crystal), if the temperature of the host cell liquid cytoplasm drops below 36.6 degrees C, and its “favourite” temperature is 35.6 degrees Celsius or below.
This lower body temperature condition occurs during sleep and when under stress. The virus can only replicate in humans with a stress-lowered or artificially medicine-lowered body temperature or when exposed to cold winter weather. This can explain why cold and flu viruses spread more often during the winter and why some people may get four or more colds per year and some other people seem never to catch a cold. It all depends on their body temperature.
A human fever above 38.9 Celsius can completely stop replication of invading virus allowing the macrophages and T-cells of our lymphatic (immune) system, enough time to track down and destroy the intruders.
Fever is a normal and natural immune system response to a viral infection, and is our own first line of defence against any viral infection. When our body temperature rises to 38.3 degrees Celsius it’s our system’s reaction to a viral infection. That is a normal immune system response - and that will stop viral DNA replication.
The simple way to prevent and cure viral infection in the human body is to raise the body temperature above normal for example such as having a regular Scandinavian sauna .
You should be very concerned when your daytime body temperature reaches only 36 degrees or less. If this happens, it means your immune system is under stress. You are subjected to viral infections and your immune system is unable to respond to the infection. You are at high risk of catching cold or flu.
With the colder weather the energy level of our lungs is subjected to strain. There is a strong connection between the health of our lungs (the uppermost organ) and our skin (the outermost organ). Dry body brush or Salt glow body treatment can effectively improve blood circulation and increase the flow of vital energy thus strengthening the lungs. Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatments can help tune-up this energy and strengthen your immunity.
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle then it is likely that you have a quite stagnant lymphatic system. The condition of your lymphatic system has a huge influence on your immune system. People who receive regular lymphatic drainage massage tend to have less flu and colds.
Lymphatic drainage massage assists the body in moving lymph fluid into the functioning lymphatic system. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymph system does not have a pump to move fluid around the body and relies on muscular contraction.
Lymphatic drainage air pumping pressomassage also called Lymphatic Drainage Computerised Air Pressure Massage combines gentle pressure with soft air pumping movements in the direction of the lymph nodes in the body. The pressure is much lighter than in other forms of massage and it feels like soft and gentle sea waves that come from a uniquely designed body suit. The suit consists of a system of air chambers, each of which is sequentially inflated before the previous one is totally deflated. The body suit has a system for immediate connection to the machine. This enables selective and progressive pressure massage without any interruptions.
Lymphatic drainage massage is often the only safe and non-invasive therapy that can move the lymph through the body.
The key benefits of Lymphatic drainage:
- Decongests the vascular and lymphatic circulation resulting in oxygenation of the tissues.
- Decreases the frequency of catching colds and flu.
- Effectively detoxifies the tissues and helps liver function.
- Clears cellulite and reduces the body size.
- Improves energy levels (relieving fatigue or tiredness).
- Reduces edema and swelling of many internal organs.
- Assists in clearing up respiratory congestion.
- Decreases symptoms of acne, eczema, sinusitis, and allergies.
- Assists in regeneration of tissue from scars and burns.
- Helps relief of chronic pain and stress, from conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Highly recommended if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, or feel that your system is sluggish.
Additionally, the prescription of Chinese medicinal herbs and Acupuncture can help to balance and strengthen the energy flow in relating meridians and could be a good option for improving your immune system to offset flu and colds this year.
If you think you would like to discuss any particular aspect of your individual needs please feel free to call Joanna for an appointment on 38575722