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Chinese Herbs for Traveller's Sickness
by Patricia Kowal, Licensed Acupuncturist in Noosa
Do you have plans to travel overseas? Have a holiday on a cruise ship? Have you been overseas before and had to miss days of your vacation due to water or food contamination? By travelling with Chinese herbal formulas, you may be able to prevent illness when you feel them coming on, whether they are from eating fatty foods you aren't used to, or having your digestive system reacting to microorganisms, or catching a respiratory infection. Talk with your Chinese herbal practitioner about which herbs best suit your body.
For typical digestive upset causing diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux due to over-consumption of fatty foods or rich foods you aren't used to eating: the formula BAO HE WAN may help alleviate this digestive discomfort.
For digestive upset caused by food contamination via microorganisms causing diarrhea and other digestive illness: using XIANG LIAN WAN helps clear toxins and regulate the intestines in order to get rid of the toxin causing the illness.
For respiratory sickness causing typical cold and flu symptoms: GAN MAO LING has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that can be key in quelling the sickness from coming on strong.
When travelling, see your acupuncturist for a formula to suit your needs, whether on a cruise or travelling overseas and concerned about acquiring intestinal issues from contamination.
(Chinese herbal medicine should be prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Chinese herbs to suit your particular body type).
Disclaimer: Please follow up with your practitioner if you are unsure or are having questions about the information contained in this material.
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> Patricia Kowal is an AHPRA Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Practitioner in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.