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Published on September 27th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

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5 Natural Therapies for the Cold and Flu Season

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With flu season lurking around the corner and the FDA suggesting every one over the age of 6 months getting a flu shot, many alternative medicine seekers may wonder what remedies and therapy options are out there.

Here are 5 natural therapies to try this cold and flu season.

chiropractic

Chiropractic

Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.) diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems, mainly by properly manipulating the spine. The theory behind Chiropractic is that when the body is out of alignment, ailments arise from mis-alignment of the spinal joints, causing dysfunction in the nervous system. If one body part is taking up more workload, then, it is not able to perform properly, causing physical stress. It’s widely accepted that stress can leave us more susceptible to illness, including cold and flu. And physical stress, such as musculoskeletal mis-alignment can cause us to be susceptible to illness as well. Chiropractors work to relieve these musculoskeletal stresses on the body by manipulating the joints that are out of alignment to help increase the immune function better. In addition to spinal manipulation, Chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.



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