What is COVID?
Viruses have been roaming throughout the earth for thousands if not millions of years. We have thousands of viruses in our bodies and bacterial cultures in our microbiome. One of those viruses that has been circulating is referred to as the Coronavirus. 1/4 of common colds are caused by Coronaviruses. When we meet a foreign pathogen in our socialization in life our bodies begin the process of forming antibodies. If we have had a previous exposure, we already have antibodies. These antibodies, in some instances, completely immunize you to future infections. With other viruses, prior exposure may not leave a person immune yet simply make the effects less severe.
Some viruses develop mutations as a mechanism of survival. The Coronavirus-19 is a variant of the SARS virus. All viruses must use a host, in this case human, to reproduce. It does so by injecting its genetic material into the host cell. This injected DNA or RNA instructs the cell to produce more viruses and then the virus moves on to infect another cell. This may seem like an overwhelming cascade that cannot be overcome. However, our bodies are equipped with a mechanism of protection, as mentioned earlier, through making antibodies. Additionally, our bodies use heat, in the form of a fever, to fight against the novel (not seen before) virus, because the proteins that make up viruses unravel with heat. So our bodies have a built in tool to protect against novel viruses using a fever, and to protect against repeat exposures using antibodies.
We are designed to integrate and socialize in society. However, when we know we are sick, or when novel viruses are shown to be moving globally, limiting socialization through quarantine is one of the most effective measures taken to reduce the speed of spread of the virus. It is likely, even given quarantine measures, we all will confront the virus. Hopefully, limiting social interaction reduces the speed at which it moves through our cities and towns. Given we are not discussing IF but WHEN, below we have provided measures you can take to ensure the smoothest transition through contact with the Coronavirus-19
Immune health is therefore the most important factor to consider during this and any epidemic. Protecting yourself is less about whether or not you are going to be exposed and more about what you are doing to benefit your immune system. This is less about warding off our neighbors, and more about fortifying ourselves. If your body's immune system is working optimally it will mitigate the pathogenic invasion well and with mild to moderate disruption to your daily life. It is important to confront life with confidence and faith rather than fear. Those at most risk are those with compromised immune systems so Community Health and Wellness wants to give you strategies and hope. So how do you make sure your immune system is functioning optimally? We got you on that one!
What are the symptoms?
Coronavirus - Diffuculty breathing, Fever, Cough, Sore throat
Flu - Muscle and Joint ache, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, headache, fever, cough,
Allergies - Red watery itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, cough
What can you be doing?
Good Hygiene Measures - Washing hands frequently (before and after meals, after bathroom, after close contact interactions etc...)
Eating Healthy - Good clean water, Fresh fruits and veges, bone broth and vegetable broths, nuts and seeds.
Supplementing - Vitamin A (assists the structural integrity of cells) D and C (both to prevent against cytokine storm an over-reactive immune response by an already compromised immune system), Zinc, multivitamin, and probiotics.
Did you Know?
Dr. Dummar has specifically designed Herbal formulations for viruses?
He has studied research coming out of Hu Bei Provincial Hospital, the forefront hospital in managing Coronavirus cases. He has developed formulas specific to the stages of the virus. The prevention phase, the influenza phase, the pneumonia phase and the recovery phase. You can pick up these formulas in our office, or we can ship or deliver them to you. History and experience prove that These herbs are effective against epidemic diseases.
Prevention phase - Immune Boost
Influenza phase - Cold and flu / Gone Viral
Pneumonia Phase - Bronchoheal / Gone Viral
Recovery - Immune Boost
For Fever Throughout - Feverclear with chills / Feverclear without chills
Chiropractic Adjustments support your immune system!
- The immune system is affected by the nerve system through the connections with the endocrine and the autonomic nervous system. And chiropractic care improves the function of the nerve system through improving the movement of the bones of the spine that encase and protect the spinal cord.
- Spinal adjustments have been shown to boost immune function because they serve to correct the spinal misalignments that cause neural dysfunction. Neural dysfunction stresses a body out, which may lead to a weakened immune system and lowered response to a foreign body, such as a virus.
Acupuncture can help build your immune system!
- Acupuncture can regulate immune function and treat the underlying cause of the disease by reducing symptoms, speeding up the healing of infection and normalizing the body's immune response
- Acupuncture can cause a rise in levels of interferon, one of the immune system's messenger hormones.
- Regular acupuncture sessions support and strengthen immunity. Scientific research shows that acupuncture increases the white blood cells in the body and moderates the immune system allowing it to react swiftly and strongly to threats.
Here's to being Healthy!