SORE THROAT AND COLDS

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This information can help you to lessen cold-like symptoms.


Gently gargle with warm salt water. Also, breathe through your nose, if it's not stuffed up. This keeps air irritants from getting at the throat, according to researchers. Keep your throat as warm as possible.

TEN STEPS TO REDUCE COMMON COLD SYMPTOMS

STEP 1

With the thumb, press the low spots in between each vertebra, starting at the skull and ending at the spinal base. Press the points you can reach for three seconds using moderate pressure. Do this twice.

STEP 2

Massage each side of the Adam's apple, beginning near the collarbone and ending near the chin.

STEP 3

Rub the neck deeply with firm kneading motions for 15-30 seconds (more - if time), twice daily.

STEP 4

Put four fingers in hollow at the back of the neck. Firmly massage in small, slow clockwise circles for 10-20 seconds. Do this several times a day, if possible.

STEP 5

Rub underside of knees for 10-20 seconds. Then massage the kneecaps for 3-7 seconds.

STEP 6

Press the hollows behind the earlobes for 3 to 7 seconds.

STEP 7

Press a point on the stomach about three thumb widths down from the navel. Use moderate pressure for three seconds.

STEP 8

Press gently on the solar plexus for about three seconds. This is the area one hand's width above the navel.

STEP 9

Press center point of breast bone gently for 4-8 seconds.

STEP 10

With your thumb, press a point on the bottom of foot under the third toe below the ball of the foot. Use moderate pressure for 5 seconds on each foot.

Note: Explore with your thumb to find the most sensitive point. End