Covid-19 news & advice

The most important thing to do in the fight against Covid-19, is to strengthen our immune system.

Get more sleep

At least 8 hours and take naps if possible during the late afternoon 5-7pm (Kidney hours). Kidneys are the root of our life force and are affected by fear. Rest at this time to nourish Kidney Qi.

Some Chinese Medicine Dietary Tips

    • Cut out or limit foods that create Dampness and Phlegm – particularly sugar, alcohol, dairy products particularly cow milk and cheese made from cow milk

    • Eat warm foods rather than raw; the stomach and Spleen Yang are over taxed by too many raw foods. Eat broths, chicken soup and add medicinal mushrooms to these

    • Rice porridge or congee – very nourishing for the Spleen and Lung

    • I have been foraging for stinging nettles during my daily exercises outside, just make sure you only take the top part, so that the plant keeps feeding us and we don’t run out!!! That, and wear protective gloves until it has been cooked.

    • Use liquorice root and ginger in tea and soups – to strengthen Spleen and help clear Damp

    • Soups and stews, with root vegetables – good for Spleen

    • Aromatic herbs to stimulate the Spleen – nutmeg, fennel, cinnamon, aniseed, black pepper, liquorice, cardamon, star anise

    • Drink plenty of green tea, ginger tea, and other fresh herbal teas such as sage, thyme and rosemary, peppermint, basil

    • Pears and pear juice – good for the Lungs

    • Rice – strengthens the Spleen

    • Damp clearing foods – radish, and pungent herbs i.e. onion family, garlic, leeks

    • Keep diet light, fresh, warm and full of fluids

    • To help the Lungs – liquorice, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, citrus peel

    • The Spleen likes regularity – keep your meals regular, and when you eat avoid reading, looking at phones, listening to news, just focus on eating (like a meditation)

    1. Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Walking

    2. Move and breathe! Move and breathe!

    3. Sing, dance and chant

    4. Send loving kindness and the vibration of peace and healing

Here are some other links and suggestions of things you can do at home.

    • Most of you are familiar with me applying moxa and most of you know of my love for this herb. A lot of you have a moxa stick or rice grain moxa wool, if not, please let me know. Next time you come for treatment, I will teach you how to apply and make sure you get some moxa.

How to Apply rice grain moxa by the great Loraine Wilcox.

How to apply moxa stick.

    • To keep yourself healthy, qigong and yoga are the best forms of exercise and easy to do at home or in the park. For free exercises, follow the links and recommendations on my website.

A lot of you have asked me to forward the music I use when treating. They are composed by Yuval Ron, you choose your element:

(and if you’re not sure) use the Triple Warmer.

Remember, there is no right or wrong, go with your ears and feeling.

Please get in touch if you have any questions,

Truus Jansen

lic. Acupuncture

lic. TuiNa

Chinese Medicine Practitioner