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Colds are contagious, particularly in enclosed places. Cold viruses are in a constant state of change, so immunity acquired from one infection does not necessarily protect you from further attacks. Symtoms include runny nose, sore throat, headache, stuffed-up feeling, dry cough, sneezing, loss of appetite and lack of energy.
runny nose, sore throat, headache, stuffed-up feeling, dry cough, sneezing, loss of appetite, lack of energy
The general view among doctors is that colds should be allowed to clear up naturally at home.
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
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
Acupressure is a mixture of massage and acupuncture, and is thought to be the forerunner of acupuncture. Instead of inserting needles, practitioners use firm thumb or fingertip massage on pain relieving pressure points. Acupressure is used to balance a flow of energy called Qi, which is believed to run through invisible channels known as meridians. More Info
Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info