Health News: Avoid the Common Cold The Natural Way This Holiday Season

This year, break free from the grips of the cold with these five natural tips from Healing Foundations.

1 • Sink into Your Skin: Gua Sha is an East Asian healing technique in which the skin is lubricated with oil before pressured is applied, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument. Gua Sha promotes normal circulation, alleviating aching, tenderness and a knotty feeling in the muscles.

2 • It’s all in the Cup: Cupping therapy is an ancient Arabic form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. After the body is relaxed, the cups are placed at different points through out the body, drawing out the body’s toxins.

3 • Flower Power: Inhaling White Flower Oil will clear a stuffy nose and chest from a cold or flu.

4 • Skip the Green Tea: Ditch the green tea this season and use Yin Chiao Tea instead. Chinese herbalists believe that cold and flu germs remain on the “surface” for a short period of time after entering the body.

5 • Put a Scarf On It: Prepare yourself from all the elements, especially the wind, by wearing a scarf this season.