It is a good idea to wear a scarf in the winter and not to leave the house with wet hair – there are lots of qi gates in the head where cold can get into our systems and make us vulnerable to virus’s.
Wearing an extra layer around your lower back and kidneys is a good idea. The kidneys are like the batteries of the body, and like any battery they use up more charge if they are cold.
Avoid sitting on cold or damp surfaces, metal chairs are the worst!
Wear a windproof layer on those characteristic Welly days – this helps preserve our Qi.
Eat warming food:
Avoid cold food and drink and go for warming soups and hot food over the cold season.
Have an acupuncture tune-up to help harmonise your body with the season:
prevention is always better than cure. Having a 3 monthly treatment for better health is always a good idea.
- Vit C and Zinc
- Vit D – the sunshine vitamin
- A good probiotic (keep in fridge)
Try ginger lemon and honey tea:
This is deliciously warming and will help stave of winter coughs and colds. So much nicer than a tea bag!! A great way to start the day – What to do: Steep grated ginger in hot water in a teapot for 5 mins (peel the ginger first otherwise it can be a bit bitter). Strain into cup containing the juice of half a big juicy lemon and a generous teaspoon of manuka honey is best – but any honey will do………….YUMMY!
Learn Qigong: If you haven’t tried Qigong or don’t know what it is – why not give it a go?
It strengthens your immune system, gives you more energy, works on physical problems and calms and focusses the mind. Here is a link to my upcoming workshop: Yuan Gong Level 1 Wellington. Qigong teaches you how to look after and nourish your own Qi for better health, wellness and vitality.