A cold virus is able to do its damage and thrives because of its ability to change. While the body is busily trying to figure out how to fight the cold, the virus has changed again.
There is a pathogenic climate that arises between the actions of the virus and the body’s immune response. Oriental medicine works with the damaged environment as opposed to directly attacking the virus itself. The advantage of this approach is that the climate does not change as quickly as the virus. Therefore, the remedy can be independent of the particular virus that is attacking the body. Many herbal cold remedies are a natural attempt to attack the virus—symptom by symptom. This strategy is not all that different from the pharmaceutical approach, except that the agent is natural.
Several remedies stimulate the immune response quite effectively during the early part of the invasion process when the body is still strong. Echinacea engages the enemy at the very beginning of the disease process. It becomes increasingly less effective as the battleground shifts to deeper levels.
Yin Chiao, a Chinese patent remedy, has a similar problem. It was developed utilizing the Oriental medical model for dealing with a Wind Hot pathogen. This is the usual form the climate takes in our modern stressed-out culture and is the first battleground as well. However, Yin Chiao becomes progressively less effective as a cold develops.
By the time most people look for a cold remedy, they have passed this initial stage and moved to a deeper level. The immune response, for a variety of reasons, has become less aggressive, and the virus itself has become stronger and is replicating more quickly. A strategy utilized at the beginning won’t work now.
Another interesting time for colds is as they finally diminish. It is obvious that the body has decidedly different needs as it recovers. Overstimulation of only one arm of the immune response, possibly effective in the beginning becomes inappropriate as the body prepares itself for the next stage. Herbal ingredients that are decongestant and/or analgesic in their activity may have a negative drying and even a spacey effect toward the end. In this stage, a different healing activity is required, a nourishing and replenishing one. Echinacea and Yin Chiao do not provide this adequately.
Cold Snap™ has the ability to change gears. It is able to shift so effectively because of its unique mix of ingredients and the technology behind it. Cold Snap deals with the varied climates that spring up as a result of the relationship created by the virus entering the body. The distinction between chasing symptoms and strengthening the body’s well-designed system is a phenomenon worth experiencing.