Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sore throat

Sore throat


Do the same shiatsu treatment as de¬scribed for the neck. Add acupoint LI 4 on the hands. Press point LU 11 near the base of the thumbnail with a chopstick for 5 seconds, 5-10 times. Do this on both hands. Repeat sever¬al times throughout the day.






A hot foot bath can be taken until the feet become really red. Vigorously massage and press the bottom of the foot near the base of the big toe in the arch. You will find a sore spot there. Massage this spot until it becomes less painful.



Gargle


Prepare a warm, salty solution by ad¬ding 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt to one cup warm water or twig tea. Gargle by placing a small amount of this solution in the mouth and sticking the tongue out while gargling. Re¬peat this several times throughout the day.





Avoid honey, sugars, spices such as chili peppers and sauces, curry, white and black pepper, and all yin food or drink.


Yoga





Try the lion's pose. Sit on the heels with the knees open or closed. You can sit on a chair if necessary. Place your hands on your knees. Open chest, look up, in­hale and strongly exhale as you stick your tongue out. Stiffen the fingers and spread them wide. At the same time open both mouth and eyes wide, tensing the neck and throat. Let the feeling of ten­sion permeate your whole body. Hold this posture for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat this several times.

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