Although they all present similar physical symptoms, the illnesses that attack the respiratory system have very different characteristics and require specific treatments.
When you come down with the first symptoms of a cold, you can rest and take pain relievers. If the symptoms don't go away you should consult a doctor.
Yoga is a technique dating back thousands of years. Its principles are based on creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit.
Shiatsu is a traditional Asian technique involving finger pressure to bring your life energy into harmony. Shiatsu sessions benefit the flow of air in the body and the fight against respiratory infections.
Reflexology has been used as a natural healing art for thousands of years in China, Malaysia and India. The technique helps overall health and relieves aches and pains by applying pressure on the edges and base of the feet, toes and hands.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water at different temperatures to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. It is an effective therapy for many ailments, including colds and flu.
Medical plants can help to treat respiratory infections like the flu, colds and bronchitis. Essential oils (listed in the box alphabetically) are made from highly concentrated essences of plants that have similar health benefits as herbal remedies but are used in aromatherapy.
Since ancient times food has been used as a natural remedy not only to prevent colds, flu and other common respiratory ailments but also to cure them. Over time, Western science has proven that a balanced and nutrient rich diet can help the body to fight against illnesses.