Protection from the Pandemics with Complementary Care
by Charles Lightwalker


Pandemics have repeatedly wiped out large numbers of the human population. History shows us the evidence.

About five thousand years ago, a epidemic wiped out a pre-historic village in China. The bodies of the dead were stuffed inside a house that was later burned down. All ages of people were found inside the house from babies to senior citizens. The archaeological site is now called “Hamin Mangha” and is famous in northeastern China. The epidemic happened so fast there was no time for proper burials and the site was not inhabited again.

The 2009 swine flu pandemic was caused by a new strain of H1N1 flu, that originated in Mexico in the spring of 2009 before spreading to the rest of the world. In one year, the flu virus infected as many as 1.4 Billion people around the world and killed 575,400 people, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Whether the historic pandemics were caused by bacteria or viruses is yet unknown in some of the pandemics, but today we will discuss viruses and how to protect yourself.

The signs and symptoms of viruses may appear 3 to 15 days after exposure. The time of exposure and before symptoms appear is called the incubation period. Common signs and symptoms of a virus usually include fever, cough, tiredness, a loss of taste and a loss of smell. After the illness develops, other symptoms that may appear are shortness of breath, or problems breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache, chest pain or organ failure. Some cases also have a rash, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. A few cases may have no symptoms at all or just a few symptoms.

People who are older have a higher risk of serious illness from viruses. Those who have existing chronic medical conditions may also have a higher risk factor as well. Serious illness from viruses include diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Any underlying medical conditions may increase the risk of serious illness from viruses.

To prevent infection from viruses, it is important to follow the guidelines from the CDC, to maintain a healthily lifestyle. It is also important to receive acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and other complementary treatments on a regular basis. This will improve the body’s immune system. Viruses stay in the air or on the surfaces we touch. Stay healthy by washing the hands often. Avoid large crowds. Strengthening the immune system is especially important, increase your usage of Vitamin C, D, Zinc, and B complex. The lungs are the only organ which has contact to the outside world through the nose. The lungs should be strengthened using acupuncture, Reiki or other energy healing methods. When using these healing methods to strengthen the lungs, the other organs of the body are also strengthened and balanced.

Flu Viruses will tend to mutate and change from season to season so it is difficult for us to form immunity. Our system may be immune to one flu virus, but when it mutates, we are not immune to the new strain of flu, so keeping a strong immune system is the most important tool in staying healthy.

Eating a healthy organic diet of fruits and vegetables is very important, but some people are not able to absorb nutrients well. This can weaken the immune system. Various forms of complementary care can help strengthen the immune system such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Naturopathic, Reiki or other Energy treatments can improve the digestive system and improve nutrient absorption and make the body stronger.

Remember you can take charge of your health and wellness by having regular complementary healing treatments. Take care of your mental health as well as your physical health and you can survive the upcoming flu season.

Charles Lightwalker is Minister & Complementary Care Practitioner,
Medical Intuitive, and teacher of the healing arts. text or call 509-389-7290
or email