How to treat oriental medicine to relieve the symptoms of ‘body aches’ and ‘little coughs’?

Common cold season is back. A cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that causes various symptoms such as chills, fever, cough, nasal congestion, body aches, and headaches. If you get good rest and manage your life rather than special treatment, you will soon recover, but if you get the flu, you may experience discomfort in your life Every day.

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Colds during the change of season, why do people have different symptoms? ‘Cold’ Chinese Medicine
The speed at which a cold gets better varies from person to person. The reason is that the basic immunity level, body composition, and general health condition are different. In oriental medicine, the causes of colds are classified into wind, cold, and physical deterioration.

Wind refers to infectious causes such as viruses and bacteria, and cold refers to a rapid drop in temperature. If these two are external causes, the decline of physical strength refers to internal causes. Therefore, if you want to treat a cold with oriental medicine, it is important to get the most suitable treatment after discovering the internal and external causes.

How to treat a cold with oriental medicine?
For common colds or old colds, with the exception of the flu, an oriental medicine treatment that considers immunity and self-reliance is effective. Typical oriental medicine cold prescriptions include Ssanghwapaedoksan and Ssanghwasamsoeum. Ssanghwapaedoksan is used when there are cold symptoms and severe systemic pain and fever, and Ssanghwasamsoeum is used for chronic colds and coughs and colds accompanied by low energy.

It is recommended to take Ssanghwatang if you feel cold or have minor cold symptoms due to overtime work or frequent physical activity. Ssanghwa-tang, well known as an oriental medicine for colds, is originally used when yin and yang are weak due to damage to qi and blood. If mild cold symptoms such as a residual cough persist after recovery from a cold, Samsoeum, Jaeumganghwatang, and Saengmaeksan can help relieve symptoms.

Samsoeum: Effective for colds where the body is cold and indigestion is difficult, and only a little cough remains

Jaeum Kanghwatang: Helps relieve the symptoms of a dry cough or cough accompanied by a small amount of sticky phlegm

Saengmaeksan: Effective when weak symptoms such as thirst and dry cough persist

Cool, life management is more important than treatment
Life management is more important than cold treatment. If you have a cold, you should get enough sleep and exercise lightly, and it is recommended to eat warm tea or fruit to take in water and vitamins. To prepare for the daily temperature difference, wear several layers of thin clothing so that you are not too cold or too hot, and you must maintain the temperature well.

Written = Haidaq Medical Correspondent Mo Min-ju, Director (Doctor of Oriental Medicine)

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