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Respiratory flu, stomach flu, COVID and that pesky cough!

Updated: Apr 22

Respiratory flu, stomach flu, COVID and that pesky cough!

Ah yes, the sun is starting to shine more and we’re coming out of the deep darkness of winter…But that cough though…It seems to be ever present even after the first couple of flu strains have passed through our communities.

Have you caught the respiratory flu this season? 

If you have, I have a pad placement that can help you recover quickly and feel healthy again. These placements will also help with symptoms of COVID, lung issues and the stomach flu. 

Before I start sharing with you, I want to explain what these are so you can understand what might be impacting you. (You know me, I’m a big fan of making sure everything makes sense from the start.)

  • Respiratory flu - “Is a viral infection of the nose, throat and lungs, which are part of the respiratory system.” (Link 3.)

  • Stomach flu - “Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection that includes signs and symptoms such as watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever.” (Link 4.)

  • COVID - “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious [respiratory] disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” (Link 5.)

So what exactly happens during the cold winter months and flu season?

Well, it will surprise no one that the shift in the seasons adds stress to our body. The colder temperatures can compromise our immune systems. On top of this, many studies have shown that the “influenza virus is happier in cold, dry weather and thus better able to invade our bodies,” which during communal and more indoor-focused events allows the catching and spreading of viral infections to become even easier.

This includes respiratory issues as well. 

“Several other respiratory viruses also spread during flu season and can cause symptoms similar to those seen with flu infection. These respiratory viruses include rhinovirus (one cause of the “common cold”) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is the most common cause of severe respiratory illness in young children as well as a leading cause of death from respiratory illness in those aged 65 years and older.” (Link 1.)

Okay, let’s dial it in, what are the symptoms of respiratory issues and the flu?

Signs of Respiratory Issues: 

Referenced from Link 2. 

  • Fever

  • Sore throat and runny nose

  • Inflamed lymph nodes

  • Excessive Cough (usually dry)

  • Foggy thinking and headache

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Difficulty Breathing and Wheezing

  • Chest Tightness

  • Lack of Energy

Here are symptoms that are similar, but specific to COVID:

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Body aches or Headache

  • Nausea 

  • Diarrhea

This is just a quick overview, if you want to dive deeper, here are some other articles that you can read up on: 

Where can I place pads to help my body recover?

  • Facemask:  You’ll place the pad over your eyes. This brings blood flow to the eyes and addresses headaches while also increasing circulation in your body. 

  • Square Pad: This pad will be placed on your tummy. This facilitates great things; specifically it oxygenates blood to boost your immune system.

  • Rectangle Pad: You’ll place this pad around your low back or tailbone. This calms down the central nervous system and boosts kidney function which allows your body to focus its energy on fighting off any viral infections.

  • Skinny Rectangle Pad: You’ll place this on your upper back. This pad is excellent for helping your respiratory system - it gives the lungs strength to fight.

  • T-Pad: This pad goes over your liver and runs vertically up the chest to help boost the immune system. Beyond that, it helps the liver to flush out toxins/waste and gives your lungs strength.

I know the flu impacts all of us, so this information is especially powerful! I’m glad I can share these healing tips with you. <3 

Please feel free to give me a call anytime if you need clarity or want to catch up, I’m here for you! 

Lisa the Light Lady


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