Colds & Flu
How to cure colds & flu the natural way. Complementary therapies for cold & flu relief.
A common cold is an infection of your nose and throat that causes a blocked or runny nose, sore throat, headaches, coughs and sneezing.
Flu is an infection of the respiratory system. It is similar to a cold but also includes a high temperature, aching body, chills, tiredness, headache and loss of appetite.
Any of the advice on our site should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. You should always consult a doctor regarding your medical condition.
This cold and flu healing meditation and hypnosis contains powerful visualizations to help you fight off any unwanted infection or illness and boost your immune system. These visualizations work at multiple levels: to give you rest and relaxation, at a mental and emotional level to channel any negative emotion to positive, at a physiological level to catalyze your body's immune system to get better faster, and at a psychological level, giving the imagery of caring, healing touch.
This gives specific imagery on unblocking sinuses and airways, relieving congestion and sore throat, flushing out any bad bacteria or virus, energising the lymphatic system, boosting white blood cell count in the blood and more...
Crystals for cold & flu
Crystals work by absorbing the negative energies that cause colds & flu. Either keep your crystal under your pillow as you sleep or wear your crystal (if it's small enough) around your neck during the day.
Moss Agate is good for sinuses, congestion and lowering fevers. Blue Lace Agate being a crystal for the throat chakra, is excellent for sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis.
To soothe sore throats, place Moss Agate next to a glass/bottle of water for a few hours or preferably overnight. Then drink the water to soothe your throat. If leaving overnight place the water in moonlight, cover with saran wrap (cling film) and place the crystal on top of the film.
Try different crystals to see which one works best for you. And remember when you feel a cold coming on start using your crystals.
Any of the following crystals work well for colds & flu.
More crystals that are also good for colds & flu:
- Yellow Jasper
- Green Opal
- Clear Quartz
- Blue Tourmaline
Binaural Beats for Sinus Relief
Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to relieve the symptoms of a cold and sinus relief. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.
Massage for colds and flu
Massage and reflexology techniques can be used to relieve cold and flu symptoms. This can also be done with self massaging your hands to your unblock sinses blocked by cold. Click here to see how with this video.
Aromatherapy for colds & flu
Essential oils are one of the best ways to combat cold & flu symptoms. Many essential oils contain antiviral and decongestant properties, and using the right ones for your exact symptoms can make a huge difference to your recovery.
To relieve a blocked, stuffy nose add 2 drops of Peppermint oil and 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and inhale with a towel over your head 2/3 times a day. The more you do this the quicker it will fight the infection. Peppermint has menthol which will open airways and clear mucus. Eucalyptus oil is found in many decongestant medicines, it is great for congestion and blocked sinuses.
To relieve a sore throat add 2 drops of Peppermint oil and 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and inhale with a towel over your head 2/3 times a day. The more you do this the quicker it will fight the infection. Peppermint has menthol which can soothe and numb a sore throat.
Colds can spread from your nose to your chest. You may have a chesty cough and shortness of breath To fight the germs in your chest add 3 drops of Eucalyptus oil and 2 drops of Frankincense oil to a bowl of steaming hot water and inhale with a towel over your head 2/3 time a day. The more you do this the quicker it will fight the infection. Eucalyptus oil fights bacteria and reduces inflammation. Frankincense helps the respiratory system, coughs, bronchitis and asthma.
Add 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a carrier oil and rub onto the chest and throat for added relief.
Yoga for colds
Yoga poses are a great way to boost your physical & mental wellbeing. Gentle, healing yoga practices can be done when you have a cold for relief. Try a gentle restorative yoga practice for when you are sick