With the worldwide spread of coronavirus, everyone is asking what they can do to prevent themselves from getting sick. Immune function has a close relationship with the lungs. Colds, flus, and other viruses are inhaled or spread via droplets which affect the upper respiratory system. The most important things you can do to keep healthy include hand washing and avoid touching your face! Beyond that, you can do your best to keep your lungs healthy. Foods to benefit the lungs include cauliflower, daikon, pear, onion and garlic. Herbal medicine can help to regulate the immune system. Yu Ping Feng San, which translates as Jade Windscreen has been used since the Yuan dynasty (~700 years). This formula helps to strengthen your body's defenses to act as a jade screen of protection. Modern research confirms its efficacy- "Clinically, YPFS has been shown to produce beneficial immune-modulatory effects of preventing bacterial and viral infections. Recent studies revealed that YPFS exerts antiviral effects including effects against influenza virus, human respiratory syncytial virus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus –, as well as curative effects in inflammation-associated diseases including allergic rhinitis ,  and asthma ."
Currently in China they are using a modified version of this formula to help prevent coronavirus. We are brewing it as our daily tea during this season, we also have some available for sale. Acupuncture and Shiatsu help boost immunity too! We are open Tues- Fri by appointment, don't hesitate to contact us if we can answer any questions.