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Monday, June 3, 2013
Ah Hem … I have Sore Throat!!
According to traditional chinese medicine (TCM) and Islamic herbal medicine, the main
cause for sore throat is ‘upwards hot wind’ (上火)in our body caused by lack of rest coupled by
not drinking enough fluid. In this situation if one is not careful with his or
her food preference and consume hot based food such as curry or chillies; then
sore throat entails almost immediately.
Traditionally there are many formulas to tackle sore throat:
First, the herbal tea formulas:
1.Chrysanthemum, mulberry, licorice and honeysuckle.
Get either formula 1 or 2, then boil the herbs and drink the tea twice
or thrice a day; or until the throat sores no more.
Second, the ‘draw blood’ therapy: take a clean needle and poke onto the
top tips of both sides of the ear and squeeze some blood out.
Third, do a simple rotating of the head exercise: 30 times clockwise and
anti-clockwise. Do this exercise once in the morning and once at night.
Fourth, perform a Hatha Yoga breathing technique contributed
by Weird-English-Writer. In his own words:
“About the sore throat…
Many years ago, I read
an article in local newspaper, of a breathing exercise by Indian Yoga, which is
really effective! and my family never suffer sore throat since!
When u feel uneasy
with your throat...
1. Make your lips as
if u are whistling.
2. Stick out your
tongue out, sides of the tongue will curve up around the lips.
3. Breathe slowly and
deeply, with your mouth slowly, for 20 to 30 times. U will feel cooling sensation
around the throat....and the sore throat will cured in time. Make this a few
time a day... or if u won’t like curve up the tongue, just stick out the tongue
as far possible [like dog] and breathe slowly and deeply with your mouth. it is
just as effective!
Hope this help with
sore throat sufferer.”
First and foremost, consult your doctor and get some modern
treatment. This is especially true if you are a 9 to 5 worker; at least get a
M.C. and rest first!