Symptoms of Common Cold:
Causes of Common Cold:
Numerous toxic and morbid matters are produced in the body due to day-to-day irregular eating and its improper digestion. Nature tries to eliminate them when the body seems to be fully packed with morbid matter. There are four channels in our body for elimination of the morbid matter. These are-Skin, Lungs, Kidney and Intestine. When the morbid matter accumulates in such a quantity that the job of its elimination goes beyond the capacity of normal channels then the body performs this job with the help of other abnormal channels. Therefore Common Cold is a process of elimination of morbid matter from the body and is an indication that our eliminative organs need our support for better performance. Morbid matters accumulate in the body due to improper blood circulation caused by the absence of exercise, which is virtually the basic cause of Common Cold.
However, sometimes common cold is produced by apparently walking in scorching sun shine, drenching in rains, waking up till late hours in night or walking in cold.
Treatment of Common Cold By Nature Cure:
Usually it is observed that most of the patients of Common Cold suffer from Constipation or digestive disorders hence, the removal of constipation should be the main aim of treatment. To get a relief in about 48 hours of the beginning of the cold, an individual hence can attempt the cleansing process naturally by performing Enema, Kunjala and Jala Neti & Kapalbhati and by observing fast. Even hot footbath and steam inhalation are the specific treatments of Common Cold and may be taken on alternate days in a week.
Treatment of Common Cold by Yogic Asanas:
Treatment of Common Cold by Acupressure:
Although acupressure cannot cure a cold, working on certain points can help you get better quicker and increase your resistance to future colds. Potent point b 36, called bearing support, is especially good for stimulating the body's natural resistance to colds and flus. It's located near the spine, off the tips of the shoulder blades. According to traditional Chinese medicine, wind and cold enter the pores of the skin at this point.1 the muscles in this upper back area tend to get tense just before a cold or flu takes hold.2.
Treatment of Common Cold by Aromatherapy:
Essential oils can help soothe some of the symptoms of common cold, if not relieving them completely. These are Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lime, Pine and Tea-tree oil. Apart from these oils, the other oils known to relieve Sinus congestion are Angelica, Thyme, Camphor, Bay, Myrrh and Spruce laurel (since it strengthens resistance).
Treatment of Common Cold by Ayurveda:
The following treatment by Ayurveda is recommended, especially for children.