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‘Tis the Season for Sickness: Relieve Cold Symptoms Naturally

person sneezing into a tissueSneezing, a stuffy or drippy nose, sore throat, coughing, watery eyes. While relatively innocuous, the common cold can leave us feeling miserable and searching for symptomatic relief. Because it’s a viral infection our bodies have to fight it off. Any OTC medication will simply mask the symptoms.

Boosting Your Body’s Natural Defense

Keeping your immune system firing on all cylinders can help your body combat seasonal sickness like colds. While rest is crucial and can help your body heal, it’s also vital to give your body everything it needs to heal itself. Chiropractic care is an effective and natural way to aid your body’s defense.

Regular adjustments can help strengthen your immune system, which is vital in staving off infections. Keeping the thoracic spine mobile is also essential, particularly if you’re coughing or sneezing frequently. These actions can throw the neck and upper back out of alignment, making recovering more challenging.

The Importance of Hydration, Supplements, and Diet

In addition to regular chiropractic care, staying hydrated and maintaining a nutrient-dense diet can manage common cold symptoms. Supplements such as vitamins D and C, zinc, and echinacea have tremendous benefits in aiding our body’s defenses. And yes, chicken soup can be beneficial as it’s warm, soothing for the throat, and loaded with electrolytes that keep you hydrated.

Relieving Those Miserable Symptoms

While equipping your body to fend off the cold, addressing the discomfort caused by symptoms is equally important. Here are some tips:

  • If you’re feeling congested, taking a hot shower or steam bath can provide relief
  • Saline or salt rinses for nasal passages can alleviate a stuffy nose
  • Gargling with salt water can soothe a sore throat

When done in moderation, these methods can help alleviate your cold symptoms and make healing more comfortable.

By staying hydrated, getting plenty of shut-eye, maintaining a healthy diet, and seeking chiropractic care, you can naturally boost your body’s natural defenses and find relief from cold symptoms.

Schedule Today

If it’s been a while since your last visit, we invite you to book an appointment today at Stackis Chiropractic and stay healthier for all your tomorrows.


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