[July 2021 Newsletter] Stomach Flu, What's Happening Inside?
Stomach Flu: What's happening inside?
Dr. Young Kim, Dr. Regan Choi
AcuBay Clinic, July 2021
Stomach Flu & Acupuncture
In Oriental medicine, food poisoning is recognized as dampness and heat in the stomach and intestines due to the ingestion of unclean food or drink. Traditionally, damp heat conditions were seen mostly in the summer months when heat and humidity are at their peak. It is interesting to note that the CDC confirms that most cases occur in the warm months between July and October.
Treatment of food poisoning is rest and hydration to prevent fluid and electrolyte loss through vomiting and diarrhea. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used to relieve nausea and vomiting, hasten recovery by assisting the body to eliminate the pathogen faster and strengthen the digestive system to prevent any reoccurrences as well as the development of a chronic immune disorder.
Acupuncture treatments are aimed at draining dampness and heat from the intestines to remove the pathogen while simultaneously calming the stomach to stop nausea and vomiting. After the acute symptoms subside, treatments are focused on strengthening the digestive system and improving energy levels to bring about a full recovery.
Tips to prevent stomach flu:
Clean: Wash hands, surfaces, utensils, and platters often. Rinse all produce in cold running water before peeling, cutting, or eating.
Separate: Keep foods that won’t be cooked separately from raw meat and poultry. Don’t use the same platter and utensils for raw and cooked meat and poultry.
Cook: Cook food to a safe minimum internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria.
Chill: Refrigerate any leftovers promptly in shallow containers.
Acupressure points to keep in mind:
ST26 & CV4 / ST36 / PC 6
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea, SP6 AcuPatches, Glutathione AcuPatches.
Ginger is used for most digestive upsets that involve nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, indigestion, or diarrhea.
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