The Dreaded Back-to-School Cold: How One Teacher Prepares for It

By John G. McGarvey /

The Dreaded Back-to-School Cold: How One Teacher Prepares for It

Are you a teacher and the prospect of back to school germs has you down?  Or perhaps you're a parent, particularly of young kids who are prone to airborne bugs, and just can't wait for the germs to make their way back into your home each day.  As we move into September, the crisp mornings and fall trees are wonderful, but school borne germs cannot be ignored - and that's where three amazing, immunity boosting herbs can help (yes, there are Chinese herbs for teachers, and one formula, Yu Ping Feng San, can make all the difference this school year)l 


Teacher Tested Herbs

DAO Labs Immunity Support - A Natural Supplement Based on Chinese Medicine Theory - Relief From Colds and PollenTamara, a public school educator in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, knows firsthand how easily colds spread once school starts. She’s been teaching for over 28 years as a Speech Language Pathologist. With sneezing and coughing students coming into her classroom it is nearly impossible to avoid the germs. Cold and flu bugs become rampant and don’t just impact students, but teachers as well. And, when they strike, they strike hard.


You know the symptoms. Colds come with a cough, runny nose, raised temperature, loss of appetite and a sore throat, and can put you out of commission for 24 to 72 hours. Catching the flu is a bit more unpleasant and can include muscle aches, vomiting or diarrhea, a lack of energy but can become dangerous for some people, potentially leading to ear infections, pneumonia or dehydration.

According to Tamara, teachers typically take precautions to keep colds and flu at bay by loading up on supplements and vitamins and taking extra care when washing their hands. But that doesn’t always work.

When she learned about DAO Labs’ Immunity Support, she was eager to try it.

“I was asked to try Immunity Support last year and the experience was fabulous!,” said Tamara. “The positive results surpassed my expectations when I went the entire year without ‘catching’ a cold.”

DAO Labs Immunity Support Offers Relief During Cold and Pollen SeasonImmunity Support is based off the Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine formula Yu Ping Feng Sang, also known as "Jade Windscreen". We’ve blended three natural herbs to create Immunity Support: Astragalus (Root) or Huang Qi, Siler (Root) or Fang Feng, and Atractylodes (Stem) or Bai Zhu as well as a refreshing pear-ginger combination in updating this all natural ancient remedy.  Chinese herbs are notoriously effective but highly unpleasant to the palate: DAO Labs has solved that!



“I appreciate the fact that this formula is all natural,” said Tamara. “Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine was new to me.  I thought the herbs would taste bad, but to my surprise, the drink was effervescent, flavorful, yet light on the palate. The pear and ginger flavored packets dissolved readily in my cold water bottle. I even swirled it into my mug of hot water to warm me up on colder days. It really worked!”


The herbs behind Immunity Support work great during the height of cold season, but work wonders during pollen season as well. Said Tamara, “I can honestly say that I had none of the itchy, watery eyes or sneezing that I usually get when pollen strikes in the fall and spring!”


Want to try Immunity Support this school year?  Use code SAVE20 to save 20% on your order and let us know how it works for you!


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John G. McGarvey is a co-founder of DAO Labs and a regular contributor to The Way. A frequent visitor to China and Asia for both business and pleasure, he is an avid consumer of Chinese medicine. He can be reached at

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