Thanks to my two friends Maureen and Sharon for their posts. The two of you should be very proud to be my first blog responders! My own research confirms the ginger suggestion. And personal experience confirms Maureen’s ideas.
Both WebMd and RealAge suggest ginger as a preventive measure, as well as some medications that I’m frankly not interested in trying. Since I keep forgetting to take some ginger before I head for the bus stop, this evening I’ll give something else that WebMd suggests a try. Acupressure on the P6 point, aka the Inner Gate, is a preventative technique that I’ve seen mentioned on several websites.
Here are the directions on how to use that from Virpi Tervonen:
“To use this stress relieving technique, first locate this acupressure point on the inside of your wrist. Measure three finger widths up your arm, from the wrist line. Use your thumb to locate the point in the hollow between the two bones and in the middle of the tendons. A slight soreness will let you know you have found the right location. Press the point firmly while you breathe out, and release pressure as you breathe in, repeating eight times on each wrist.”
I’ll try this on my way home this evening and let you know how it goes.
A few more words about ginger: I’ve found that it works amazingly well at stopping a cold in its tracks in its early stages. As soon as I feel that tickle in the throat or the sniffles, I make a tea from about 2 tablespoons of fresh grated ginger and about the same amount of raw honey. I do that a couple times a day for a couple of days, and the cold just goes away without making me feel rotten!
‘Til next time!