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- Coronavirus, Prevention and Acupuncture

Coronavirus, Prevention and Acupuncture

Coronavirus is spreading so we all need to be aware. It is important to follow guidelines see below from WHOWorld Health Organization

We must remember that we are more likely to become ill if our immune system is not strong.

Your immune system can be affected by-

 – if you have a long term illness eg Rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, diabetes or you have cancer or under any treatments or illneseses that affect your immune system

– AIDS. HIV, which causes AIDS, is an acquired viral infection that destroys important white blood cells and weakens the immune system.

– stress, anxiety, overwork,smoking, alcohol, poor nutrition taking care of children, elderly or sick relatives family and relationship challenges – all put a strain on your immune system

 Basically life so –  we need to find ways of protecting ourselves

  • A balanced diet – fresh fruit and vegetables, oils, seeds, beans and pulses a plant based diet is best for your immune system
  • plenty of water to drink –chronic dehydration is so common
  • Exercise and fresh air – body movement and fresh air keeps balance in your Body, Mind and Spirit
  • Time in the company or at least contact of friends and family that make you feel good – be kind to yourself and others –
  • Meditation or Stillness with Breath – is as important as movement and taking deep breaths calms you and oxygenates your whole being
  • Sleep – good quality, and try to get eight hours or a near as you can, sleep is a great healer and strenghtener
  • Acupuncture treatment to help you improve your health, help prevent illness and improve your overall wellbeing.  Acupuncture is an ancient treatment that improves the balance of all your systems in your Body, Mind and Spirit, by placing very fine acupuncture needles along pathways that affect your Qi which is your vital source to keep you well.

For more information as to how acupuncture can help you and treatment contact Hannah on ;- https://www.southwellacupuncture.co.uk/contact/

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus- World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines

Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance (phone 111 in UK). Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

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