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3 of My BEST Articles to Boost Your Defensive Qi for Cold Recovery and Prevention

Did you know that when the seasons change you’re more susceptible to catching a cold? The fluctuating temperatures confuse your body, and the changing weather patterns are often accompanied by wind, which is considered one of the six pernicious influences that can cause disease.

lung reflexology point, chinese reflexology, Image copyright Holly TseFortunately, there’s something you can do to prevent a cold AND to recover faster if you do catch one.

If you are:

  • Surrounded by sick co-workers
  • Stuck on an airplane full of coughing people
  • Fighting a lingering cough that’s been going on for weeks
  • Getting over a sore throat
  • In the throes of a nasty cold

You can use Chinese Reflexology to boost your energy to strengthen your wei qi (defensive qi for protecting against germs) and help your body heal faster.

Here’s are my three BEST articles on cold recovery and prevention:

1) How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast With Chinese Reflexology

This is the article that launched my blog. When my son was about a year and a half old, I came down with a terrible cold. I was so sick I couldn’t speak, my chest was completely congested, and I ached all over. I decided to try rubbing a selection of Chinese Reflexology points that I thought might help based on what I knew about Traditional Chinese Medicine.

ColdRecoveryCheatSheetThe points worked so well that I was back to normal in just one day, as opposed to my usual 7 to 10 days for a cold. I thought other moms could really benefit from this 5-minute reflexology routine, so I wrote up an article and posted it on my blog—and the rest is history.

This article has been shared over 12,000 times on social media, and includes a FREE Quick Reference chart that you can download to practice this routine at home.

2) How to Get Over a Lingering Persistent Cough and a Post-Nasal Drip Cough

If you’ve got a cough that’s been dragging on for weeks, read this article! Once you start massaging these two Chinese Reflexology points as directed, it can help you clear away your cough in just a few days.


3) How to Heal Your Sore Throat Naturally With Chinese Reflexology

Need relief from a sore throat? Get better faster by discovering the Chinese Reflexology points for a sore throat and what’s really going on from an emotional and energetic perspective. There are major metaphysical energetic blocks behind a sore throat. Learn what they are so that you can clear the stuck energy in your throat.

4) Bonus Infographic: What Color Is Your Snot? – Wind Cold vs. Wind Heat Infographic

If you’re curious to learn more about the Traditional Chinese Medicine theory behind colds, check out my first ever infographic. You’ll learn why your mom was right to tell you to bundle up and wear a scarf!


More Resources to Help You Recover Faster and Stay Healthy

I’ve got a more articles and resources for the common cold, and even a Cold Recovery and Prevention – Chinese Reflexology Self Study Guide that includes videos you can watch and how to adapt these techniques for children.

But, I’d have to say that the top three articles in this list are the ones that I receive the most comments and messages about because people are using the techniques and are amazed at how quickly they get better.

Please bundle up (as my mom used to say to me—come to think of it, she still tells me to bundle up), stay warm, and be healthy!

Take Care,

How to Get Over a Lingering Persistent Cough and a Post-Nasal Drip Cough

Have you ever had a persistent cough that lasted for weeks after catching a cold? Here’s a simple and natural way to get rid of your nagging cough in just a few days. It also works like a charm for post-nasal drip coughs that persist after a cold and it’s safe and effective for childrenContinue Reading

Self-Study Guide: Cold Recovery and Prevention

If you missed last month’s workshop on Chinese Reflexology for Colds, there are now two ways for you to learn how to get over a cold faster and stay healthy even if everyone around you is sneezing and coughing. The recording for the workshop is now available online and I just published a self-study guideContinue Reading

What Color Is Your Snot? – Wind Cold vs. Wind Heat Infographic

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the color of your snot is a critical factor in diagnosing and treating the common cold. If you get the diagnosis wrong, you could actually prolong a cold by consuming the wrong herbs, foods and drinks. I’m proud and delighted to present my first ever infographic on, “What Color Is YourContinue Reading

3 Tips on How to Avoid Catching a Cold

It’s actually very easy to avoid catching a cold.  You don’t have to bathe in Purell, wear a face mask or avoid small children ;).  Show me someone with a cold (other than a child), and I’ll show you someone who made a conscious decision several days before the cold to push themselves when theyContinue Reading

How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast With Chinese Reflexology: Part 3

Chinese Reflexology Point #3: Tonsils and Throat Here’s one of my favourite reflexology points for nipping a sore throat in the bud.  It’s also one of my least favourite points in this reflexology protocol to get rid of a cold fast.  Why the dichotomy? I love this point because it works fast, but it’s alsoContinue Reading

How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast With Chinese Reflexology: Part 2

Chinese Reflexology Point #2: The Sinuses The next point in my reflexology protocol to get rid of a cold fast is the sinus point.  If your head is feeling stuffy, especially around your sinuses, this is THE point to massage. There are actually five reflexology points for the sinus on each of your feet, butContinue Reading

How to Get Rid of a Cold Fast With Chinese Reflexology

Here’s a reflexology massage that will help to get rid of a cold fast. It’s simple and easy to learn and takes just 5 minutes. As a mom to a rambunctious toddler, I don’t have the luxury of being sick with a cold for a week. Out of necessity, I came up with a reflexologyContinue Reading