Natural Flu Remedies Durham NC
Chapel Hill, NC
New Bern, NC
By Gina Roberts-Grey
If instead of ringing in the New Year you’re sneezing, wheezing, and coughing it in, ’tis the season to fortify your immune system. Along with getting sufficient sleep, washing your hands, and stocking up on fruits and vegetables, our experts recommend keeping the following herbs and oils on hand to prevent and treat colds this winter.
“Breathing in or rubbing on immune-boosting oils, either individually or as blends, strengthens your resistance to infective organisms and helps fight illness,” says certified aromatherapy practitioner Rhonda Bridges King of Venice, Florida. Blends incorporating jojoba, lemon, tea tree, ravensara, or juniper oils can give you the boost you need (for blend recipes, go to Web Exclusives at www.alternativemedicine.com).
Once a bug has bitten, the best oils to speed away the ensuing cold are peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme. To ease congestion, try ginger, myrrh, sandalwood, or frankincense, which stimulate the mucus membranes.
Make sure to buy therapeutic-grade oils, King says. You can inhale the oils directly, use a cold air diffuser to atomize five to 10 drops of essential oils in the air, or add up to 10 drops to your bath. “Essential oils can also be used on a hot or cold compress topically,” King says.
This Chinese medicinal herb, also known as Yin Chiao Chieh Du Wan, is highly regarded for its ability to strengthen the body at the onset of a cold or the flu. Take three to five tablets with lukewarm water two to three times daily to nip the illness in the bud. You have to take yin chiao immediately at the first sign of a cold, however, for it to work.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
This popular herb can cut your chances of catching a cold by up to 60 percent. That’s the verdict from a 2007 study analyzing 14 previous echinacea studies. When taken with vitamin C, it can reduce the number of colds even further—by 85 percent. Not only that, but for those already sick, echinacea shortens the duration of the cold by 1 1/2 days on average, according to a report in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
“Echinacea is credited with stimulating the production of white blood cells and improving the lymph glands to boost your resistance to colds, flu, and infection,” says Brad Jacobs, MD, MPH, a Washington, DC, internist and integrative medicine expert. He recommends 250 to 500 mg of echinacea three times a day at the first signs of a cold, during a cold, or when you think you’ve been exposed to a bug.
If you’re worn down or are exercising strenuously (think marathon runners), taking vitamin C as a preventive can cut your risk of getting a cold up to 50 percent, according to a recent study conducted at the Australian National University that examined 60 years’ worth of research on the vitamin. Shoot for 500 to 1,000 mg a day. “If your stomach is sensitive to acid, then ester-C works better than regular vitamin C,” says Mark ...
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Dates: 5/15/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: The Union Auditorium in The Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC
300 S Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
The Center for Deployment Psychology UC4e -- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
This training is a follow-on to the Center for Deployment Psychology's University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) "Service Members and Veterans on Campus" program held at over 40 campuses over the past several years. We are proud to offer a full two-day advanced training for treating PTSD within a university or college counseling center. This UC4 - Extended (UC4e) program will provide training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Counseling and Wellness Services.
$20 Conference Fee
The training, materials, treatment manuals, and continuing education credits are provided at no cost to attendees, and registration to attend the event is free. However, there is a $20 conference fee that will be collected at the door. Payment will be accepted by check or money order only, payable UNC - Counseling and Wellness Services.
Continuing Education Credits
All professional-level clinicians will receive 13 CEUs upon completion of the training. Full check-in and check-out each day are required. Check-in will begin at 8:00am, and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm, with breaks provided throughout the day. CEUs for partial participation will not be awarded. CMEs for medical providers or psychiatrists are not available.
This training is intended primarily for university-based mental health providers, and seating is limited. In order to attend this training event, attendees must meet the following criteria:
- You must be working in a clinical capacity (e.g. psychologist, social worker, counselor, intern, extern, etc.).
- You must have previously attended the CDP University Counseling Center Core Competency (UC4) course, or be a current clinical trainee/staff member
Lecture by Mike Helms, "Boom and Bust: Paper currency in Colonial North Carolina"
Dates: 5/16/2013 - 5/16/2013
Location: Visitors Center
160 South Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Joel Lane Museum House is proud to present a lecture by Mike Helms, "Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina". Admission will be $15 for the general public and $10 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Please call 919-833-3431 with your MasterCard or Visa, or mail a check to P O Box 10884, Raleigh NC 27605. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.
Mike's talk entitled "Boom and Bust: Paper Currency in Colonial North Carolina," will focus on colonial and Civil War era North Carolina scrip. Authentic period banknotes signed by the likes of North Carolina's governor Richard Caswell (1729-1789) will bring a unique human dimension to the colorful story of North Carolina's state-issued currency.
Burlington Carousel Festival
Dates: 9/21/2013 - 9/22/2013
Location: Burlington City Park - Burlington, NC
1333 Overbrook Road
The Burlington Carousel Festival becomes a special weekend in the hearts of many throughout the Southeast. From the artistic gem, the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, to the great array of carousel artists and craftsmen as well as national music entertainment, the Festival continues to offer families and visitors a memory that will last forever.
NCAAHPERD- North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance's 66th Annual Convention
Dates: 11/21/2013 - 11/23/2013
Location: Venue TBD
NCAAHPERD- North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance's 67th Annual Convention
Dates: 11/20/2014 - 11/22/2014
Location: Venue TBD