Recipe for feeling better

I woke up this morning feeling not-so-great. I had a sinus headache, and felt tired an achy despite a good night’s sleep. I decided that I was officially under the weather (sort of inbetween being sick and being well), and decided the best course of action was 2 aspirin, a sinus rinse with my neti pot, and a hot herbal/epsom salt bath.
I like to use a lot of epsom salts in my bath–at least 2 cups. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, and they help your muscles relax (magnesium helps the muscles relax, and calcium helps them contract). I also took 2 large handfuls of one of my herbal mixtures, and boiled them for about 5 minutes. As an herbalist, I have bags of herbs around my house, so it’s easy for me to whip up an herbal bath or facial steam (this bath used a blend of jasmine, chamomile, rose, spearmint, passionflower, lavendar and comfrey), but you can use tea bags to make an herbal bath–try 3-4 bags each of chamomile and mint.
I’m happy to report that I’m feeling much better, and ready for my work day!

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About cathy

Cathy Thomason, MAOM, Dipl.Ac., Dipl. CH, is a graduate of the master’s degree program of the New England School of Acupuncture. She is certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (signified with Dipl.Ac. and Dipl.C.H.). Cathy has completed advanced herbal training with Dr. Tao Xie, and studied advanced needle technique with Dr. Cheng Xiao Ming. She became interested in studying acupuncture while living in South Korea, where acupuncture enjoys equal status with Western medicine.

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