Our grandmothers always insisted on two things to keep us warm:
1- ‘Don’t sit on that cold bench!!’ (especially girls)
2- ‘Put a scarf around your neck!!’
In Chinese medicine, the pathogen ‘Cold’ likes to seep into the body through the skin and cold food. One of the most vulnerable areas of the body is the neck. There is a reason that one of the main acupuncture points used in a Wind-Cold invasion is called ‘Feng Men’, or ‘Wind Gate’ and is located at the base of the neck. Some cupping in that area, together with acupuncture and a couple of days of herbal formula can really make a difference.
But of course, prevention is best! So, don’t forget to wear that scarf 😊