Category Common Cold

Chicken Soup To Ward Off A Cold

It is cold and flu season again. I find it is nice to have a few nutritional tricks up your sleeve to boost immunity. This soup is best utilized when someone in your family first starts showing signs of a cold or flu. You can also make it preventatively, if you find yourself surrounded by […]

Cupping Therapy for Colds and Flus

One of the first introductions to cupping therapy that I had as a patient was in college. I developed a cold that progressed quickly into a strong cough with a nice chest rattle within 24 hours of getting sick. I was worried since two months before I had struggled with pneumonia, and didn’t want to repeat the […]

Stay Healthy: Avoid the Flu

An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure The flu appears to be running rampant in our community this winter. To protect yourself and your loved ones, it is important to think preventatively about your health before you get sick. Our culture loves to focus on treating the symptoms, but it is far more […]

Slowing Down For Autumn: Three Health Changes You Can Start Today

Autumn represents a shift from the busy rush of harvest to the slower paced introversion of the colder months. The last big push to harvest wraps up. The weather gets colder. Autumn weather can make us naturally inclined to drift off into introspection, memory, and nostalgia.  If we are not careful, these wanderings down memory lane […]

Ancient Wisdom on How to Avoid Catching Colds and Flus

Cold and flu season is here, and we at Stick Out Your Tongue are here to help you navigate the waters of home remedies for colds and flu prevention. Chinese medicine has a lot of advice for how to avoid or quickly overcome a cold or flu. You do not have to suffer for weeks […]

Cupping Therapy for Colds, Flus, and Lung Health

The Olympics showed the world that cupping therapy is a great tool to help relieve muscle soreness, pain, and to improve recovery after athletic training; but cupping therapy can do so much more. Cupping therapy’s other main uses are to stimulate the immune system, protect respiratory health, and to facilitate detoxification. We’ll talk about cupping […]

Wild Rose Immune Boosting Tea from By The Handful

I am lucky to have a family filled with health care providers. My cousin just entered the esteemed world of medical nutrition. Joel Wasmann’s blog, By The Handful, focuses on local, Pacific Northwest ingredients to boost your health. As many of the Chinese sages have written in our medical texts, nutrition and our digestive system […]

Cold And Flu Season Tidbits- How East Asian medicine can help

Originally posted on Stick Out Your Tongue:
Fall at Bennington Lake, Walla Walla As I write this, some children have already gone back to school. A second wave will start right after Labor Day weekend, and college students will be in class by the end of the month. Parents, teachers, and students know the drill.…

Cold & Flu Fighting Tips for Holiday Travel

My best advice to avoiding seasonal colds and flus is to take prevention seriously. When that first coworker or patient shows up with a cold, that is when I double check am I doing my basic self care of adequate sleep, hydration, and eating well? The holidays are an easy time to slack of on […]

A Guide to Autumn Foods to Improve Health- an East Asian Medicine Perspective

To my dear readers, I apologize for my blogging hiatus. I am happy to announce that my husband and I bought a house, moved, and have had a handful of other positive stressors during the month of October. I needed a bit more balance in my life, hence the blogging break. But now I am […]