The governor of NY declared last week that Chiropractic is still an essential service but for emergency cases only. So, what is considered an emergency?
In my opinion it is anything that interferes with you functioning either physically or emotionally.
- Persistent unmanageable pain
- Numbness or tingling in arms, hands, legs, feet or face that doesn’t resolve
- Headaches that don’t resolve quickly
- Muscle spasms that are not self-limiting
- Worsening emotional distress
- Anything that makes you unable to work or function in the home due to any of the above
- Organ system dysfunction (bowels, lungs, heart, nervous system, jaw etc.)
For now we are suspending general “wellness care” visits and for that I am truly sorry. This is not how I wish to practice but is necessary now to keep everyone safe.
On the safety side, here is what we have done thus far:
- 2 adjusting tables have been removed from the big room to maintain 7’ of physical distance.
- When cleaning, we are giving each table the required time to sanitize.
- A 6-foot line has been placed at the front desk for interacting with staff members.
- We have installed a touchless hand sanitizer station for your use (shout out to Black Button Distillery and Hollerhorn Distillery for their 80% alcohol sanitizers).
- We are all wearing masks and the front desk assistants are wearing gloves.
- All pens will be sanitized.
- All surfaces and doorknobs will be cleaned repeatedly.
- We are limiting the amount of people coming into the office and ask that no one linger after their visit for any reason.
- Everyone is being screened before an appointment is made to ensure they have not traveled to a hot zone, been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID or are currently experiencing any immune/respiratory symptoms.
SOME TIPS FOR BUILDING UP YOUR INNATE IMMUNITY:
This is the part of your immune system that responds immediately to an invader. We want this part to respond appropriately, not overreact (autoimmune) or underreact (sluggish immunity).
- We MUST Reduce stress anyway possible. Conscious breathing is probably the easiest thing to do. Try this: Breathe in your nose for 5 seconds, hold your breath for 5 seconds, breathe out your mouth for 5 seconds then pause 5 seconds. Repeat as often as you can until you feel calmer. Also, try breathing into your belly, your back, your chest and your sides.
- Shoot for 8 hours or more of sleep each night. 9 hours is even better!
- Your immune system requires adequate amounts of vitamins A (liver, salmon, goat cheese, butter), Vitamin D (sunlight), Omega 3’s (fatty fish) however an excellent source for all three is found in Cod Liver Oil. We also need vitamins C, E and Zinc. Whole food supplementation may be the easiest way to get these essential nutrients into your body. We even have a zinc test in the office to see if you are getting enough zinc from your diet.
- Cut out excess SUGARS, including fruit juice like orange juice. Sugar from all sources paralyzes your immune cells for 5 hours after ingesting and this is not what we need at this time. Better sugar options in limited amounts are: Coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, stevia, monk fruit, erythritol and whole fruits. Dried fruits are concentrated with sugar and should be eaten in limited amounts.
- Build up your inner microbiome by eating and drinking Probiotic rich foods: Kefir (water, coconut or milk), yogurt with live active cultures or lassi, lacto-fermented veggies like sauerkraut, pickles, beet kvass and kimchi, kombucha, kevita. Use a probiotic supplement if you are unable to eat fermented type foods.