Again about Flu Season. TIPS FROM ASTRA FOR TREATING COLDS AND FLU NATURALLY (1)

Last time we were talking about the ways how to prevent colds and flu. If you did catch flu despite all preventive measures and got sick with annoying flu-like symptoms: fever, cough, nasal congestion, weakness, sores and pains, just remember: those are often the effects of your immune system’s titanic struggle against invading organisms. Fighting the disease via burning viruses and bacteria in a flame of fever; via cough clearing your breathing passages of mucus – is a part of the natural healing process. The question is: how to reduce the severity of flu symptoms?
We at *Astra Natural Healing know the answer.
*Astra Natural Healing recommends: homeopathic remedy number one – Engystol, a natural approach to fight viral infections
Over the past 20 years, we have been successfully using an immunostimulating homeopathic remedy Engystol, produced by the German Company “Heel”. This medicine has been scientifically proven to significantly reduce the duration and severity of symptoms during an acute viral infection (when given as a treatment) and help protect against subsequent infections (when given as prophylaxis).
Basic research has revealed the activity of Engystol against viruses, such as adenovirus Type 5, Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV 1) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), and Human Rhino Virus (HRV).
In a clinical setting, Engystol has also been shown to shorten the time of infection and reduce antibody titers against influenza A. In addition to the above, Engystol is regulated by the FDA. Furthermore, Engystol will not cause drowsiness like some flu products.
We highly recommend that all our *Astra patients including infants, pregnant women, nursing mothers and elderly people use this remedy because:

• It may be used for both treatment and prevention of various viral infections
• It stimulates the non-specific and specific defense system ( as an immunostimulator), thereby strengthening the immune system
• It is safe for pregnant women or nursing mothers, as well as the entire family
• There are no known side effects, contraindications or interactions
• It is very well-tolerated and suitable for long-term treatment
• It can be combined with other natural or conventional immunostimulating therapies

Engystol is available for use in tablet form, and as an ampule. We prefer to use Engystol in ampules drawing its contents into a pipette and putting 2-3 drops of Engystol into each nostril three times daily.
This enables the remedy not to be destroyed or broken down by stomach acid, to reduce the swelling of nasal tissues, also to provide relief from congestion, and overall to increase its therapeutic effect. Engystol can be bought at www.unitedremedies.com
Right types of pipettes can be bought at:
http://www.amazon.com/KINGLAKE%C2%AE-Transfer-Pipettes-Satisfaction-Guarantee/dp/B00WLIQHQ0/ref=lp_318122011_1_6?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1454780644&sr=1-6

*Astra Natural Healing recommends: homeopathic remedy number two – Oscillococcinum, a natural approach to reduce the severity of flu symptoms

Oscillococcinum, produced by the French Company “Boiron”, homeopathic medicine, non-drowsy, no side effects, no drug interactions, works naturally with your body.
Commonly called Oscillo, is widely recommended by homeopaths and naturopaths to reduce the severity of flu symptoms, such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.
Suggested use: preferably at the onset of symptoms (within 12 to 48 hours of the first appearance of your symptoms). It comes in packages of six, twelve, thirty vials. Take one vial every six hours.
In the next few blogs we will talk more about treating naturally other flu symptoms: fever, nasal congestion, cough, weakness, and sore throats.

Use our recommendations and stay healthy.

TIPS FROM ASTRA FOR TREATING COLDS AND FLU NATURALLY (2)

Last time we were talking about the homeopathic ways how to fight colds and flu. We promised to tell you more about treating flu symptoms naturally. Nasal congestion is one of annoying flu symptoms and can make you restless and disrupt your sleep. It occurs when there is a swelling on the nasal cavity thus resulting to a buildup of mucus which makes difficult to breathe through your nose. The question is: how to ease nasal congestion?
We at *Astra Natural Healing know the answer.

*Astra Natural Healing recommends: Natural approaches to ease nasal stuffiness and post-nasal drip:

1) It’s important to blow your nose regularly when you have the cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head. Do not blow hard because pressure can move germ-carrying phlegm back into your ear passages and cause an earache. The best way to blow your nose is to press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently into a tissue to clear the other. Wash your hands after blowing your nose.
2) Rinsing your stuffy nose with salt water. It will not only help to break up the congestion thinning mucous and soothing nasal inflammation but also remove virus and bacteria particles from your airways. You can use saline nasal sprays from any pharmacy or make your own by mixing two teaspoons of non-iodized salt and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a glass of boiled water that has been allowed to cool. Then, use a bulb syringe to gently squirt the solution towards the back of your head, rather than upwards. Hold one nostril closed by applying light finger pressure while squirting the salt mixture into the other nostril. Let it drain. Repeat two to three times, and then treat the other nostril.
3) Blow your nose gently.
4) Make a wick out of cotton ball for each nostril by rolling of half a ball. Place these wicks inside of your nose (into each nostril) for 30 minutes. It will block your nasal passages, and you have to breathe with your mouth open for half an hour.
5) Finally, blow your nose again.
6) Sleep with your shoulders, neck and head elevated – this will help you breathe a little easier at night
7) Nasal strips. Can be bought at:
https://www.breatheright.com/how-breathe-right-strips-work.html
http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Right-Large-Nasal-Strips-100ct/dp/B000GZA14O
8) Propolis nasal spray. Can be bought at:
http://www.amazon.com/Uniflora-Sinux-Nasal-Wash-Propolis/dp/B007A5J1GW
9) Natural nasal drops:
• Prepare drops out of fresh-made beet juice mixed with water (the ratio of juice to water is 1:3). Put 2-3 drops into each nostril three times daily
• Prepare drops out of fresh-made onion juice mixed with water (the ratio of juice to water is 1:3). Put 2-3 drops into each nostril three times daily interchanged every other day with beet juice drops
• Continue to use a homeopathic medicine Engystol in ampules. Put 2-3 drops in each nostril 3 times a day
In the next few blogs we will talk more about treating naturally other flu symptoms: fever, cough, weakness, and sore throats.

Use our recommendations and stay healthy.