When your grandmother told you to close the window because you might catch a cold from a “draft”, she was actually talking about some of the key concepts in Chinese medicine: wind and deficiency.
Both the common cold and allergies are treated in Chinese Medicine when “deficiency” meets “wind”.
In Chinese Medicine theory, “wind” refers not only to the physical act of blowing air, but also a foundational concept – and it’s the culprit of both colds and allergies.
“Deficiency” is another important concept in Chinese Medicine theory: it refers to vulnerability or weakness in the body, often brought on by poor eating habits, stress, lack of sleep, or many other minor, unconscious ways we mis-treat our bodies.
Chinese Medicine is incredibly powerful in keeping a healthy body healthy – and it’s easier, more effective, and more natural than other over-the-counter supplements.
Here are three ways to use DAO Labs Chinese herbs to boost your immune system.
1) Immunity Support, based off of the classic formula Jade Windscreen, is magic when it comes to warding off viruses. This formula works by creating a barrier around the cell, protecting it from potential pathogens.
Made from three simple herbs, this formula impacts your immunity in a way that no vitamin-C powder can touch. Use preventatively when people around you are sick, when you feel something coming on, or if you’re around common allergens and need extra support.
2) Lack of sleep can drastically compromise the immune system. Are you getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night?
Chinese Medicine is all about getting to the root of the issue: so if you’re getting sick because you’re not getting enough sleep, let’s figure out why you’re not sleeping.
There are sometimes external causes of sleep issues that you can’t control: a new baby, noise from traffic, poor sleeping conditions. However, if you’re waking up due to internal reasons, there are two herbal formulas that could help.
Some people carry their stress in their minds, and some in their bodies – which are you?
These two formulas are for people who are stressed or worn down (and honestly, who isn’t?).
Mental Tranquility for the sleeper who wakes up in the middle of the night with a mind that won’t turn off, and Physical Tranquility for the sleeper who wakes up hot or restless, with a body that won’t quiet. Get your sleep and protect your immunity.
3) Until modern times, humans ate a diverse and varied diet whenever possible. Our bodies aren’t designed for modern diets which are rich in sugars, starches, and unhealthy fats.
While eating a clean diet rich in vitamins and whole foods is the ideal for optimizing immunity, we’re unfortunately coming into the time of year where there are richer foods in larger quantities and that can wreak havoc on digestion.
Digestive Harmony is based on the ancient formula Bao He Wan, to keep food flowing during the holiday season and to keep balance in the diet. For better immunity, start with digestion.
By incorporating simple, easily accessible components like acupuncture, diet, herbs, lifestyle, and exercise, you can have the healthiest winter yet.
Chinese herbal formulas are extremely powerful, but in many cases not very tasty. They’re available in pills and granules, and granules tend to be more effective and work more quickly as they are more bioavailable than pills.
DAO Labs is making herbs taste good.
DAO Labs formulas have been upgraded by enhancing the natural flavor profiles of the herbs with complementary flavors like blackberry, pear, ginger, cherry, etc.
Not only do these flavors make the herbs more enjoyable to drink, but they were also selected because of their inherent healing properties.
For example, the Immunity Support formula is enhanced with pear, rosemary, and ginger.
Pears are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C
Ginger helps to balance the immune system and restore it to proper functioning
Honey helps transmit the benefits of ginger, and may also boost the body’s immune system by aiding the production of white blood cells
Rosemary’s antioxidant compounds help make a secondary line of defense behind the body’s own immune system.
Have you tried Chinese herbs before? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!