To our OM Holistic Wellness Family,
After much deliberation and meditation on what to do, I have decided to follow CDC guidelines and close the office for 2 weeks. Oriental Medicine and Massage therapy can support the immune system, however it is too risky for all of us to be in close contact for an extended period of time.
Based on the elusive nature of the virus, we must be diligent in protecting ourselves and those we care about. You have probably been made aware that there has been transmission of the virus in some individuals that haven’t even started showing symptoms. This is why social distancing and staying home when possible is so important.
Although you may have a strong immune system, you could become infected and become a carrier of the virus. It is possible that you could pass it on to someone who is high risk and they could become extremely ill and need hospitalization. Those that are high risk include those with lung illness (COPD, emphysema, etc.), heart disease, diabetes and any other condition that might compromise the immune system.
We all have a responsibility to our communities. By practicing social distancing, the goal is to reduce the rate of infection to others and to prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed. For those that do become severely ill, we want to ensure they receive the best care in a timely manner.
So, let’s protect ourselves and those we care about so that life can get back to normal as soon as possible.
I’ve included some tips below to keep you healthy and calm. I will be available via phone, text or email throughout the next 2 weeks so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’m here to support you during this challenging time.
To support your immune system, you can take the following:
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500mg Vitamin C, repeat 3 times daily. If you feel ill, you can take it 4 times daily if you can tolerate it. Too much vitamin C can cause gassiness or loose stool.
5000 iu Vitamin D3 daily. If you feel ill, you can take 10,000 iu daily divided into 2 doses.
25mg Zinc. If you feel ill, you can take 25mg twice daily.
Other herbs that can help (There are more out there. This is not an all-inclusive list):
Echinacea – If you have allergies to ragweeds, you’ll want to avoid this one because it’s part of the ragweed family.
You can increase consumption of raw crushed garlic, fresh ginger and the white part of the scallions for a natural immune boost.
You can make a tea as a preventive or if you start to feel ill. See https://www.omholisticwellness.com/acupuncture-cold-flu-recipe-vegan-cold-buster-tea/
You can substitute chicken broth for the vegetable broth if you’d like. This can also be used as a base for other soups. Feel free to add more vegetables or chicken.
Yoga – Check with your studio to see if they offer online or private classes. There are online resources where you can follow a pre-recorded class.
Mantras – If you are feeling anxious or worried, redirect those thoughts into something positive to calm the mind. Some examples:
“I am calm and I am strong”
“I am peaceful. I am healthy”
Practice slowly inhaling and exhaling. Be sure to fill your lungs as much as you can and empty them as much as you can.
You can also take a walk through your neighborhood. Spend time on your patio or in your yard. Being in nature or watching nature – birds, butterflies, etc., can be very calming.
OM Holistic Wellness provides Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Cupping and Massage Therapy. We are conveniently located to the surrounding communities of Hallandale Beach, Golden Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Aventura, North Miami, Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Pembroke Pines, Davie and Plantation.