Let’s face it, there’s cold and flu season and then there’s the rest of the calendar year which means you could get sick with a cold or flu virus. While winter season is more commonly the time of year when colds or other viruses are passed around, the truth is, you could get a virus anytime of the year.
So, how can you get some relief?
Warm Up Some Soup. Whether it be chicken noodle soup, vegetable or something in between-you’ll find that a warm broth can help thin mucous, relieve sinus pain and sooth a sore throat. If you are battling chest congestion or a cough you may find that a warm cup of tea can help give you relief. Edible lavender with honey has been known to stop the spasmodic coughing that often accompanies colds.
Rest. Not getting enough sleep may be a factor that contributed to your illness in the first place. While there is no quick fix for a virus, getting sleep is a good place to start to regain energy, boost immunity and replenish what may be deficient in your system.
Warm Shower. Like warm soup, a warm shower can produce enough steam to help loosen chest congestion and relieve sinus pressure. And sometimes a warm shower can make you feel a little more like yourself again. Cleaning off the grime illness can leave on your body, mind and spirit can help you feel better in a matter of minutes.
Finally, continue regular appointments with your chiropractic specialist. Chiropractors visits are not only good for pain relief related to neck and back pain but also for preventative care. You’ll find that routine appointments can help improve your immunity and keep you functioning optimally not only during flu season but all year around.