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Influenza
What is it?
Inflenza produces high fever with a sensation of feeling cold, sweating, headache, aching muscles, weakness, loss of appetite, coughs and pain down the breastbone. Symptoms may last for over a week.
Symptoms:
Feeling cold, sweating, achy muscles, high temperature, loss of appetite, coughs.
Conventional Practice:
Most healthy young people recover from influenza without medical treatment. Doctors prescribe antibiotics for secondary bacterial infection such as bronchitis, pneumonia or to prevent complications in the elderly or infirm. Every autumn, vaccines against the viruses that are expected the following winter are produced. However, the vaccines give protection only against a particular virus.
Alternative Treatments:
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
   



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