Kindness Revolution Day 14: Chinese Secret to Reduce a Fever

I received a call from my mom today, her voice filled with panic. She was worried about the high fever my dad was experiencing.  And, she felt lousy too. My dad rarely ever gets sick but when he does he gets hit really hard. They both seemed to have caught a virus, but my dad’s fever was raging.

So, the opportunity to give presented itself naturally today as it seems to have since I started this 29 days of giving.  I quickly suggested a few natural remedies for my parents and also recommended that my mom try an ancient Chinese healing method for alleviating fevers.  It sounds hokey but it has never failed me.  The method involves pressing on the fleshy part of the hand where the thumb and forefinger meet.  The point is called Large Intestine 4, or LI 4.  Acupuncturists use needles to activate this point, but firm pressure also works well.  For anyone wanting to use this Chinese acupressure technique, firmly hold this point until the fever subsides.  It may take 5 minutes or more and you may need to repeat the technique if the fever returns.  Of course, you should always consult a physician when there is a fever present.

My mom tried the technique and it worked.  My dad’s fever dropped quickly and he feels ready to go back to work tomorrow.  So, today’s giving took the form of health advice.  And, I was glad my suggestions worked.

If you’re just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, I’m doing my part (well, at least trying) to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts.  And, I’m asking you to join me.  If you’re just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series.

And, don’t forget to add your comments to my blog over the next few weeks because, with the help of the kind people at Care2.com, I’ll be giving away more free copies of my books next Saturday!  Winners will be selected from the comments!

Check out the other articles in the Kindness Revolution Series:

Join the Kindness Revolution:  Give 29 Gifts in 29 Days

The Kindness Revolution Day 2:  Book Giveaways!

Kindness Revolution Day 3:  Mediterranean Feast

Kindness Revolution Day 4:  Foot Massage

Kindness Revolution Day 5:  I Failed Miserably Today

Kindness Revolution Day 6:  Giving Clothes to Charity

Kindness Revolution Day 7:  Advice from an African Medicine Woman

Kindness Revolution Day 8:  Music for the Soul

Kindness Revolution Day 9:  Donate to Your Local Library

Kindness Revolution Day 10:  Letter from the Prime Minister

Kindness Revolution Day 11:  Letter to a Friend

Kindness Revolution Day 12:  Sharing 29 Gifts

Kindness Revolution Day 13:  Win Free Books!

88 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

Thanks for this.

johan l.
paul l.5 years ago

Fascinating!
Trust the Chinese to come up with ancient remedies!
Because of the vastness of China, many people never see a doctor in their lives!
In other words, you either die or you find your own cure!
Great article Michelle!

Inez Deborah Altar

Beware I love acupressure, but it is not a certain cure-all for any underlying condition!

Marlies L.
Marlies L.5 years ago

Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

Marlies L.
Marlies L.5 years ago

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Mazin A.
Mazin A.5 years ago

That's unbelievable i 'll try it

Lika S.
Lika S.5 years ago

I like natural remedies and alternative medicine.

Mrs M.
Mrs M.5 years ago

Yikes - Chinese remedies...I'll skip it.