This is an article by one of my favorite Ayurvedic Doctors in Dallas, Dr. Kevin Gregg whom I have been privileged to be treated by. Not only is he an Ayurvedic Dr. but he is a Chiropractor, and Traditional Homeopath as well. I found this article very informative and helpful. Some of the herbs may be new to you so I have linked them to a description as well as a place to purchase them. Check out Dr. Gregg's Web site Natural Health Matters
~THE URBAN POSER
Flu Shots banned in several countries
What You Can Do Instead
Apparently several countries: Finland and Australia have stopped giving H1N1 flu shots to children under the age of five because of serious post vaccination effects.
In Finland over 750 children and teens have experienced bizarre neurological disorders such as nacrolepsy ( sleeping sickness) after their H1N1 shots. I must say this is scary and would make me think twice about recommending that anyone have this vaccine...
Besides having regular hands on body balancing treatments and following a body type and season specific exercise regime there are several additional preventative options recommended by Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Taking just one of these immune strengthening, stress fighting , rasayanas and tonics on a regular basis, can be a big help.
- Chavanprash - an Ayurvedic herbal jam
- Tulsi (u.p. This is holy basil I love this in tea form)
Besides these I typically recommend my friends, family and patients take homeopathic Influenzinum from Borion , weekly , biweekly or monthly depending on their circumstances. This is a highly diluted homeopathic preparation of the H1N1 virus that is taken orally and which has no side effects.