The flu can take its toll. Flu recovery can be almost as bad in terms of time taken and feeling miserable. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are holistic ways to prevent the flu and there are natural ways to speed up your recovery from flu. Both are highly effective.

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The authentic Chinese Traditional medicine is thousands of years old. It is a complex system, one that engages true practitioners their whole life. There is a great deal of wisdom, experience and depth of understanding of the true nature of health and disease that far exceeds western (chemical) medicine.

For example, each organ is known to be affected by different emotions. The liver is most affected by anger. The kidney is most affected by fear. The stomach is most affected by worry. And the lungs are most affected by grief.

Even in our language, we can see that people in the past recognised this – a ‘liverish’ person is considered to be bad tempered, to ‘piss oneself’ generally indicates intense fear.

Holistic practitioners are well aware that ailments start in the mind, before they descend into the physical. In other words, problems occur within our energy field first. Only when we ignore this, do they come into the physical.

So instead of thinking about infections or the different strains of the flu, think about your emotional state of mind prior to getting the flu, or the first serious bout of flu you had in your life, as problems will recur until the original cause is healed.

As grief affects the lungs, when you have unresolved grief, your weakness will be your lungs. You’ll tend to get the flu often. Your ability for speedy recovery after flu will be hampered. You will probably have compounded this problem by taking endless antibiotics (even though the flu is a virus).

The way of the world at the moment is badly out of balance. Emotions are rarely discussed and when they are, they are not honoured or valued. Children grow up often feeling disconnected from their true feelings, as emotions are considered a dirty word. You are meant ‘to just get on with life’, regardless of what happens.

So grief, among other strong emotions, remains unresolved.

Your body has infinite wisdom. Always, your body is trying to restore balance and harmony. Always, your body is attempting to rid itself of toxins, whether they be physical toxins or mental ones.

Toxins need a medium to be released from the body. A medium such as a discharge. The discharge can be in any form. With the flu, it often comes in the form of a nasal, mucousy discharge which can be of any consistency, of any colour. This discharge carries away the toxins. If you allow your body time to heal itself, some of the trapped grief will be released.

Limiting your thinking to infections and antibiotics will help keep the grief trapped within.

Can you speed up your flu recovery naturally? Can you enhance your immune system naturally? Without a doubt!

Food plays a large part in everyone’s health. The common practice of eating junk food, processed food, ‘dead’ food and animal protein all contribute to your low level of immune response. None of it contains the essential nutrients that your body needs to ward off disease. However, a diet high in fresh fruit and veg, in abundance, can restore that, can bring back harmony. These are the best foods for flu recovery or for recovery from any illness.

So your diet is really the first step into ensuring you remain healthy. However, past, trapped emotions do tend to need a helping hand to speedily send them on their way. I know of no better health care system than homeopathy to achieve this.

Homeopathic treatment works by releasing the underlying cause of the problem. Not by patching you up with a band aid. Not by suppressing your symptoms. Not by killing off the pathogen. It is achieved by really understanding what has happened to you and restoring a healthy balance. By releasing the trapped grief, your tendency to get the flu evaporates.

By consulting a good professional homeopath to help your flu recovery, you are releasing the trapped grief. This in turn diminishes your tendency to get the flu, until it finally disappears.

Can I help you achieve this lofty goal? I offer 15 minute consultations, completely free of charge, to see if I can help you.

Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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