I'm at home today nursing day two of a sore throat and thought you might like a peek at my favorite sore throat remedies.
As a Chinese medicine doctor, you may have guessed that I have a large home pharmacy. This is definitely true, but I have a special section of just "getting sick" remedies all grouped together.
Then, when I'm feeling a cold starting to come on, I ask my body, via muscle testing, which remedies feel most appropriate from that collection and use those.
(If you'd like an intro into how to do this procedure for yourself - you can learn it forfree with my Video Training - Making Soul Aligned Decisions. There, I'll teach you the procedure for not only making better life decisions, but there's a section of the training that explains how to choose appropriate remedies and foods as well.)
A few years ago on winter break, Jay and I went on a mountain retreat at a yoga center and both proceeded to come down with the worst flu either of us had had in memorable history.
We spent our entire week sick in bed in our room, dragging ourselves to the dining hall and back, restless with body aches and congestion all night, and not too much meditation or yoga to speak of.
Why was it so bad? I realized that I'd forgotten how most people go through a cold process - without any herbal support or remedies.
I'd actually taken for granted that for the past 15 or even 20 years, I've always had some kind of herb, homeopathy, other supplement or acupuncture around to help my body weather a cold effectively.
When I start something as soon as the symptoms begin, my colds are mild and last only a day or two at their worst.
When we were away on retreat, we had no resources (until day 5 when we dragged ourselves to the nearby mountain town health food store and bought $60 worth of remedies to match the ones we had at home) and so the symptoms were super severe and dragged on for days and days.
Here's what I've been doing these past two days:
Like I said, these are by far not the only remedies in my arsenal, but are the ones I've been using these past few days and great go-to options for sore throat issues. It's actually surprising to me, writing all of these out that on paper it seems like I'm doing a lot. To me, it seems like a few simple things as I've developed these life habits over many many years.
If you're just starting out on your mind-body, natural health journey, don't worry about trying to get it all correct or implement everything at one.
Just choose one or two things and start allowing those to work for you. You can always add in additional things over time.
If you're needing more support, you can check out my online mind-body-soul centered health classes as well as my Healing Circle Membership where you get live bi-monthly access to me personally for the fraction of the cost of a regular doctor's visit.
What are your favorite go-to remedies? Please tell me in the comments below.
Leslie Huddart L.Ac.
If you'd like an intro into how to do the body testing procedure I mention in this post for yourself - you can learn it for free with my Video Training - Making Soul Aligned Decisions. There, I'll teach you the procedure for not only making better life decisions, but there's a section of the training that explains how to choose appropriate remedies and foods as well.)RSS Feed
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Leslie Huddart L.Ac. is a Healer and Spiritual Guide with over two decades of experience in natural medicine, yoga and spiritual practice. Leslie helps women on a healing path achieve their Heart's Desires and to live the life they're called to.