As with conventional remedies, the efficacy of a natural remedy may vary from one individual to the next.
Take With Caution
Old home remedies should not be used as a replacement for medical attention. They should be used to relieve some of the everyday annoyances that sometimes plague us or for disease prevention. While sometimes a small illness could be a symptom of something larger, it is very important to use judgment and to see a doctor when necessary.
In general, old home remedies are handed down from mothers and grandmothers to daughters and granddaughters. Chinese often use the cures that are passed down and established based on the eight grand methods of treatment.
The Eight Grand Methods of Treatment
The methods are:
1. Inducing Perspiration
2. Clearing Heat
3. Inducing bowel movements
4. Striking a balance (or harmonizing)
5. Warming up coldness
8. Inducing vomiting
Home Remedies Fresh ginger is a typical yang food and is always used to induce perspiration. It is good for both the treatment and the prevention of the common cold , particularly when accompanied by a fever and chills.
Other common ailments and health complaints which could be treated by home remedies are:
� Bad breath
� Bladder control
� Cold sores
� Ear pain
� Nasal congestion
� Sore throat