How to Take Diaphoretic Herbs to combat flu viruses or any other viruses.

4 03 2020

March 4th, 2020

Diaphoretic Herbs are herbs that help your insides heat up so that you will sweat on the Diaphoretic Herbsoutside through your pores.  By doing so, they push viruses from the inside of you to the outside of is called “breaking the exterior” in Chinese Medicine.  There are different way to take herbs but the fastest most effective way is to take them in tea form and take them strong.  (I will go through how to make a strong herbal tea at the bottom of this blog post.)  You can also take them in tablet or liquid or capsule form, though again you can make each of these into a tea which will work the best to reduce aches, pains, fever etc.  

Before I go into how to make a tea properly to induce sweating to help you get rid of a virus, I will briefly discuss the main diaphoretic herbs that were traditionally used as well as a couple of formulas I like to use by Nature’s Sunshine.

The diaphoretic herbs traditionally used to induce sweating are as follows;

  1. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  2. Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
  3. Spearmint (Mentha viridis, Mentha spicata)
  4. Catnip or Catmint (Nepeta cataria)
  5. Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  6. Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
  7. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  8. Blessed Thistle or Holy Thistle (Carduus benedictus)
  9. Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  10. Pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa)

The herbs listed from 1 to 7, most people know what they are and may even grow them.  Keep in mind that if you grow them the amount of fresh herbs to make a tea is at least double the dry form.  The most bitter of the diaphoretic listed are Yarrow & Bonset with Pleurisy root as the 3rd least tasty herb listed.  But Boneset can really help with the deep bone pain associated with flu bugs and should be mixed into a combination as follows;

1 part Yarrow, 3 parts Spearmint, 1 part Bonset for example.  The increase in the Spearmint will obviously help with the taste of the tea.  You can also add honey or stevia to sweeten it so you can drink it freely until you sweat.  Try different combinations for yourself, but always have in your combination Yarrow & Boneset when dealing with the flu.

Also, drinking it while soaking in the hot tub, sauna, or steam room or just wrapping yourself in several wool blankets while wearing wool socks and a wool hat can really help bring on the sweats so that you can sweat the virus out.  And the sooner you get to this the less you will suffer from the aches/pains of the flu.

As far as how to make a strong enough tea in order to make it work as above goes, this is how to do it.  Use your hand to measure out the tea and have a large tea pot with a wire mesh strainer to strain it as you pour.  I am not fond of tea balls or the David’s tea wire mesh strainers that sit inside the tea pot for this application (okay for a “nice cup of tea” though.)  because the tea will not be as strong since the boiling water cannot get fully around all the dried leaves. Ie. the surface area exposure is better since the dried herbs are not crammed up against each other.

So use your hand to measure the tea, 1 part is equal to 1 large handful of your hand…which is the right dose for you.  Steep the tea covered with a dishtowel or teapot cover to keep it warm, for 20 to 30 minutes to get it strong enough.  If you find it too strong you can always add some boiling water to it to dilute it a bit.  (and you can add some sweetener as stated above.)

Drink freely while wrapped up or exposed to hot temperatures in a steam room etc, (see above).   Drink it until you are sweating profusely.  Make sure you also drink plenty of purified water as well as fresh juices either fruit or vegetable.

As far as tablets, capsules or liquid extracts go, I just use the dose on the label and double it, put it into a mug and add hot boiling water.  Make sure you mix well and open up capsules so that the powder is in the water only.  This method isn’t as good, but if you are travelling it is often easier to travel with.  I like to use the AL-J tablets or glycerine extract by Nature’s Sunshine in this fashion.  But I also find that the tablets are easier taken as tablets…ie. swallow them rather than tea because they contain Horse Radish!  And if you take at least 2 up to 5 at a time every few hours I can pretty much guarantee you will be sweating!  Obviously you will need to wrap yourself up etc. to help induce sweating!


Follow Up Visits & Our Work & Product Guarantee

6 04 2018

Product & Work Guarantee Guidelinesimages-9

At Hirai Health Services we have a “Product” Guarantee, which means that if you are given a product that you cannot take for some reason then you can return it for a full refund provided you meet these criteria:

For Product Refunds:

              1. You have only taken up to 7 days worth of the remedy prior to discovering that you cannot take it because it bothers you in some regard.  

              2.  You have called the office and talked to me about this first within 2 weeks of your first appointment, before coming back with the item.  (Sometimes it has to do with “how” you are taking the remedy so that if you call first I will talk to you about how to take it properly, if it applies to your remedy/situation.)

             3.  You bring it back to me within 4 weeks of purchasing it from me at the office.

Work Guarantee Criteria:

             1. You have to have had an initial appointment & a follow up at least 6 weeks later in order to “qualify” for a “free” reassessment.

             2. The “free” reassessment would take place no later than 8 week from your “follow-up” visit.

             3. You must have followed, to the best of your ability, the program set out for you in both the “initial” & “follow up” appointment times.  This means both diet & remedy recommendations.

             4. Note: The free reassessment refers to the appointment only, not the remedies.  If you are in need of additional remedies than you would have to pay for these.


In summary, the work guarantee is to “re-assess” why the main symptom or symptom picture has not been improving in the 8 to 12 week period that you have been working on it with my guidance.  Please be aware that some issues require persistence for many weeks or months to get rid of, so in those cases even small improvements are noteworthy and will not qualify  for a “reassessment”.






God Is Holistic. Our Medical System is not. Which will you choose?

11 06 2013

God is Holistic.  When He created us we were created as one unit; body, mind, free will, spirit & emotions.  As imagesthis world became less than what it was intended to be, we have lost connection between all our parts.  But God gave us ways to ease our suffering until we see His face.  God created all the healing plants and the people who developed remedies from all parts of the earth like Samuel Hahnemann who created Homeopathy.

Unfortunately, our medical system is tainted with greed.  It started with the dissolution of the Eclectic Schools of Medicine, when a very rich family started putting their money into Medical Schools that promoted pharmaceuticals only.  This was because there was and still is very big money in drugs because they can be patented.  Greed has hit the Holistic side as well and you will find some remedies promoted for the sake of cash only.  It is too bad, but it is the way this world is right now and to get through it to make good health choices for yourself you must be discerning and find a professional to help you with the problem you have.   In fact, it is good practise to have more than one person on your health team.

The important nugget of information I want to get across is that drugs can be useful at times, with the exception of Type 1 Diabetes, most drugs should be used temporarily because they tend to suppress functions of the body and this suppresses the symptom or symptoms deeper int he body which will give you a new set of symptoms.  This is NOT a holistic approach at all.  This is SUPPRESSION.  In fact, did you know that the word ALLOPATHY, actually means to INCREASE SUFFERING.

Now having said all that, I will say I am not against drugs.  What I am against is the way our health system makes us believe it is “free health care”, when in fact, since we are one of the most taxed countries in the world…….where do you think some of that money goes to?  Especially when you consider that some drugs are marked up 3,000 per cent and it is covered by the government when this is given out in hospitals.

I believe we need health reform.  Not sure if that will happen.  But it can happen with you.  Take the time to find the cause of the problems you are having and if you pray about it see where God leads you.  Sometimes it might be pharmaceuticals, but many times “no”.  There is  a whole world out there in Natural Medicine that might have been discovered had the Eclectic Medical Schools had the money to stay open.  There is people like me that hold to their philosophy around healing you just have to seek us out.

Check out this article:

It describes in detail Eclectic Medicine.

My heart goes out to a suffering world with huge medical expenses due to the greed of a few visionary people.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  We are the change.  We are holistic, because we were made as one unit…think about it.

Health: The Team Approach

13 12 2012

Health: The Team Approach.

Colon Hydrotherapy/Colonics: How to use them efficiently with a cleanse.

5 11 2012

What your colon should look like!

Colonics should be used with a cleanse when you are cleansing, though colonics can be used under other circumstances besides cleansing via a fast or cleansing foods.

Colonics can also be used; to increase energy during seasonal changes, before and after travelling, to help get rid of a long standing constipation problem, in Fibromyalgia to reduce the pain, in Endometriosis, Fibroids, Prostate problems, Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Joint pain etc.

A toxic bowel can cause and contribute to all the problems listed above.  Using colonics is very helpful to reduce the toxic load on the liver and thus give a person extra energy since the liver does not have to expend so much energy detoxifying the blood and preventing a person from auto intoxicating themselves.  A backed up colon is like having a leaky septic tank or a full septic tank where nothing else will go down.  This creates a host of problems including headaches, back pain, sore joints, low energy, acid reflux, bloated bellies, bad breath and more!

Everyone needs to follow a program for at least 1 week before they have their first colonic, then they need to do one per week for a minimum of 3 weeks in order for the person to get any lasting results.  Most people need to do 6 colonics to get their energy up to the point where they really notice that they have better energy.

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