I am just recovering from a full blown flu, which really knocked me for six for a couple of weeks! As I cannot remember the last time I had flu (probably in my 20's), it came as quite a shock to be so poorly! I am convinced that what set it off was a really deep Journey process I had just prior to becoming ill, which felt very raw at the time.Often when you have a holistic healing treatment, there can be a 'healing crisis' afterwards, where your body does a lot of clearing out of old 'stuff' you have released during the healing treatment. This can come in the form of a cold, upset stomach, headache, or in temporary reoccurrence of old symptoms.
It is important to be able to recognise this phenomena, and be assured that once everything is cleared you will feel much better. And indeed as soon as the Journey process was over, I felt much better emotionally; it was just the body that took a while longer to catch up!
While this was happening, I supported myself by using my lovely Aromatherapy oils in steam inhalations, hot baths and massaged into my face, neck & chest. There are specific oils which are anti-viral (Lavender, Tea tree, Ravensara) and respiratory decongestants/ anti-bacterial (Eucalyptus, Benzoin, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Marjoram). I drank lots of fresh honey, lemon & ginger steeped hot water as these are good for the throat too, and I find that up to 2g of vitamin C per day, and Echinacea really help to boost the immune system to aid recovery. Finally, it is really best to listen to your body when it needs to rest and take the time out to let it heal itself. Illness is often the body's way of forcing you to listen to the undercurrent of what's going on in your life and take necessary action once you are well again.
I wish you well!