A common cold is an inflammation of upper respiratory tract caused by infection with common cold viruses. A common cold occurs more often than any other disease. A person may suffer from a common cold several times in a year, usually lasts from three to eight days. The initial signs of cold are feeling of soreness of throat and congestion of the nasal passages. Although diseases normally begins in the nose and throat, it affects all parts of body. Its usual symptoms are running nose, sneezing, a rise in temperature, headache, sore throat, chill aches and pains in body, and loss of appetite. A common cold results from exposure to virus. Its intensity however depends upon state of health of person and environmental factors. Low vitality, exposure to cold, lack of sleep, mental depression, fatigue and factors such as sudden changes in temperature, dust and other irritating inhalations are important contributory causes.
An abnormally raised body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus in the brain which monitors blood temperature, when the temperature falls too low, the hypothalamus stimulates shivering which generate heat through muscle activity and constriction of skin blood vessels to reduce heat loss from the surface of the body. Fever leads to sweating and an increased breathing rate both of which increases heat loss.
Most fevers are caused by viral or bacterial infections. White blood cells that increase in number to fight infection release chemicals called pyrogens that act on the hypothalamus causing it to raise body temperature in an attempt to destroy the invading micro-organisms. Fever may also occur in non-infectious conditions such as Graves disease some Autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies that attack one or more of the body’s own tissues such as Lupus erythematosus, some malignancies such as Heat stroke.
Chills accompanied by fever; occurrence of chills and fever at the beginning of the disease indicates exogenous exterior syndrome. It is the manifestation of invasion of the body surface by the pathogenic factor and its contending with the anti pathogenic energy. Exterior syndromes resulting from exposure to pathogenic wind cold usually manifest as severe chills and mild fever with the accompanying symptoms and signs such as absence of sweating, headache and general aching and a superficial and tense pulse. Exterior syndromes due to invasion by pathogenic wind heat are characterized by mild chills and severe fever, the patient also reveals thirst sweating and a superficial and rapid pulse.
Alternate fever and chills; the patient may notice alternate attacks of chills and fever. This is the representative symptoms of intermediate syndromes. The patient may also complain of bitter taste in the mouth, thirst and fullness and stuffiness in the chest and hypochondrium.
Fever without chills; fever may occur without chills. Persistent high fever with aversion to heat instead suggest interior heat syndromes of excess type due to transmission of the pathogenic factors from the exterior too the interior with excessive heat in the interior. The accompanying symptoms and signs are profuse sweating, sever thirst and a surging pulse. If fever occurs or becomes worse at a fixed hour of the day, it is known as tidal fever. Tidal fever in the afternoon or evening accompanied by night sweating and a red tongue with little moisture indicates deficiency of yin; afternoon fever with constipation and fullness and pain in the abdomen suggests excess heat of the meridian.
Chills without fever; the subjective feeling of chills without fever indicates interior cold syndrome of deficiency type. The patient may also have chilled appearance, cold limbs and a deep, slow and weak pulse.
As SuJok acupuncture aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives, simultaneously improve the body’s immune function. The system is quite effective in controlling fever and chills. One can get the positive effective results that too in initial one or two applications.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) has determined that the H1N1(swine flu) virus that has been causing illness in people is contagious and is spreading from human to human.  Severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu (H1N1) infection in people.  Swine flu is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. Human-to-human infection with the H1N1 flu virus likely occurs the same way as seasonal flu, when an infected person coughs or sneezes into air that others breathe in.
 Symptoms ;
 Swine flu is generally mild to moderate in its severity in humans, and is commonly characterized by ;
 Fatigue, lethargy,
 Lack of appetite,
 Sore throat,
 Runny nose,
 Muscle aches,
 Stomach ache, and diarrhea may also occur. 
 One should get urgent medical attention if having fast breathing or trouble breathing or shortness of breath, bluish or gray skin color, are not drinking enough fluid.
 One should limit the contact with others to avoid spreading infections (including influenza and other respiratory illnesses).
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth normally germs spread that way.
 Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
 Besides, the absolute vapour pressure in the air is related to the ability of the virus to survive and be transmitted between people. So the drier the air the easier it is for the virus to survive and be transmitted.”  Low humidity also tends to dry out and irritate your nose, which can make you more susceptible to infections transferred via fingers and inanimate objects.
 One may follow the ways to prevent the spread of illness by taking everyday actions to stay healthy. 
 Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
 Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
 Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
 Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
 Avoid touching your face. Touching your mouth, nose and eyes; can introduce flu virus into your system. Germs spread that way.
 Stay home if you get sick.
 Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures. These measures will continue to be important after a novel H1N1 vaccine is available because they can prevent the spread of other viruses that cause respiratory infections.  The “H” stands for haemaglutinin and the ‘N” stands for neuraminidase. These are changeable structures in the virus that interact with the immune system. In any case if IMMUNITY is week, there are more chances to attack the virus.
 It is aimed and observations at the clinical efficacy of non-invasive methods of SuJok particularly Acupuncture therapy in treatment, rehabilitation and enhancement of resistance of frequently ill person, with chronic internal foci of infection and recurrent respiratory diseases, to external infections. When evaluating the energy state common characteristics were found that allowed to apply some universal approaches to treatment of a group of frequently ill person, in most of the people the general energy state was low and affected organs were characterized by energy deficiency. The greatest imbalance was found in the corporal Yin meridian system and most often the dominating energy was coldness (fear).
 Acupuncture (SuJok), itself is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives.  Acupuncture has been shown to promote the health and improve the body’s immune function. It has also helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine.  Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including the existing.
 I personally feels if one has a strong IMMUNITY, it can not affect the person. AND, Acupuncture may enhance the immunity in a effective way including the other symptoms. The treatment concept is only on the palms.
 Treatment ;
 Enhance immunity. It can be through marking red color with permanent marker pen on the palm at the mount below thumb, as per picture.
 Index finger middle joint to mark with red color horizontally<in circle>. 
 According to energy concept of SuJok, Heat chakra is projected, its centre is in the middle of the thumb’s proximal phalanx’s.  It will also keep the immunity stronger. One should mark with red color permanent marker pen as shown in picture.
 Enhancement of body’s resistance to infections(stimulate of the thymus, adrenal glands and the pituitary gland),
 Elimination of symptoms of inflammation through spleen,
 Improvement of microcirculation and oxidation process in tissues,
 Normalisation of cortico subcortical links,
 Increase of the general tonus and recovery of impaired psycho emotional state.
 THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address an individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about the health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the BLOG. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call the doctor.  It has been highlighted for the benefits of mankind, human being. If any body require more details may ask. Though, no medicine is recommended, hence no side effect. If applied properly, one may get the positive results. THOUGH, the information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. In no way one should it be considered as offering medical advice, but a natural one.
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