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COVID-19, March 17 Newsetter

The world has gone a little upside down.  Remember, we are all in this together.

 

Firstly, If any of you are suffering from, or have possibly been exposed to, COVID-19, each one of us needs to take a deep breath on your behalf, and send healing your way. 

 

For the rest of us, we need to stay healthy.

 

We all need our stress and anxiety levels reduced.  Despite our new isolation, we need to know we are not alone.  We want to know that our immune systems are strong, that those we love are safe, that all of us can weather this viral storm.

 

What can you do?

 

Boost your immune system!

Some of the strongest immune suppressors are stress, fear, and sugar.

Drink plenty of water.  Get more in soups, stews, and unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverages, like flavored seltzer water.  Keep your throat wet.

Gargle with salt water.

Rinse with a neti-pot.

Eat well.  Avoid phlegm-causing foods like sugar, dairy, refined flours, and processed foods.

Relieve your stress, in whatever way works best for you.

In a clean, safe space, breathe deeply, meditate.

Walk in the fresh air, albeit with less social interaction.  We can smile from 6 feet away.

Don’t give up your exercise routine, just minimize exposure.

When in doubt, STAY HOME.

When you return home, immediately wash your hands.

Explore online exercise classes, yoga, tai chi, or qi gong.

Sleep fully to restore.

Support those you love through telephone and Internet contact.

 

What can we do for you?

 

We are here to help you heal, keep you calm, balanced, healthy, and strong.  Don’t hesitate to phone us with your healthcare questions or concerns. We will do our best for you.

 

Chinese medicine has been doing this for thousands of years.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about treating the whole person where they are, rebalancing our systems, strengthening us, so that we can heal ourselves. 

 

Acupuncture alone is a great stress reliever, and immune boosting is an easy adjunct to any treatment.  Other concerns can be addressed during treatment.

 

We carry a wide variety of Chinese herbs and supplements that can help boost your immunity, ward off nearby viruses, fight off infections, and speed the resolution of influenza.  I can customize a formula for your specific needs and symptoms. If you are unsure, call us at 401-619-1912 for a consultation. We can ship appropriate herbs to you, or have them ready for pick up.

 

 

How do we do that now?

 

Obviously, priorities are shifting.  Safety first:

 

Please stay home if you believe you have respiratory symptoms, or if you suspect you may have been exposed to any virus.

 

Acupuncture & Herbal Answers is a clean healthcare facility.  We are cleaner now. We are taking this very seriously, are wearing protective gear, and disinfecting after each patient.

 

We are closely monitoring the CDC and RIDOH recommendations.

 

Those of you who have weakened immune systems, cardio-vasular disease, or who tend to suffer respiratory symptoms, may benefit from a phone call for herbal or healthcare advice.

 

If you choose to cancel an appointment, for whatever reason, please let us know.  No one will be penalized for late cancellations. 

 

Feel free to wait outside the office.  If we know you are there, we can let you know when your room is all ready for you, or take prepaid prescriptions out to your car.

 

Phone us!  Ask questions!  Get herbs!

 

Use our online supplement supply portal for vetted, quality supplements at a discount.

Wellevate Link

 

We are looking into various new ways to engage with you online.

 

Here is a link to an article on how effective herbs are to fight corona viruses in China: 

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3051009/coronavirus-do-herbal-remedies-work-and-could-they-help-stricken?fbclid=IwAR1g0e4Gf0TYPLDrJQ2osA5mQqONw7qSgARZfbnkdEYVseMzyya5wE7pGQE

 

Free Online QiGong exercises:

https://shengzhen.online/

Numerous free online learning sources:

https://www.edwardkinghouse.org/free-online-learning-opportunities/

 

 

Take care of yourselves!

 

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