Protecting your system using Traditional Chinese Medicine

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When your grandmother used to yell after you to put a scarf on, she wasn't being overly protective. In Chinese medicine- your skin is the first line of defence, it is often said that acute conditions can be treated by causing the pores to open to sweat out the toxins. (Ever broke out in a cold sweat after a bout of cold or flu and felt much better the next day? That's your body sending out the troops.) At the same time, the easiest way to defend against illness is to protect your body from attack at its vulnerable point which happens to be the occiput area at the back of your head, and the whole nape area of your neck in general. And the best way to do that? Wear a scarf. Wrap up warm in it during the colder months or drape it casually when it's warmer. Don't be deceived by sunny days - often they can be accompanied by quite a strong breeze. Acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners around the world can often be found with a scarf, whatever the season and we're all better for it.

What You'll Need

  • A scarf

What You'll Do

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