I miss getting to see you for acupuncture every week but I’m glad you’re taking good care of yourself and social distancing. While acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been my work for the past 15 years, my background is in microbiology and I’m passionate about epidemiology and public health. I thought I’d share some ideas for supporting your immune system and managing stress from the synthesis of both the Chinese medicine tradition and modern functional medicine.
First of all, the most important strategy to avoid getting sick with a virus is, of course, to AVOID EXPOSURE! Observe social distancing rules, strict hand hygiene protocols, proper mask-wearing, and regularly disinfect all high-contact surfaces.
In conjunction with these basic but critical public health strategies, Chinese medicine emphasizes fortifying and balancing our bodies to reduce our susceptibility to colds, flu, and other infectious diseases. Here are some of my favorite herbs and actions you can take to help protect yourself.
Hello to all of our fellow travelers in this altered universe we find ourselves in. As Texas reopens, we realize that without more adequate testing & contact tracing protocols, or at least some time to see how the local infection rates rise in response to the relaxing of lockdown measures, we are not ready to start seeing patients in the office yet. Our responsibility is to take care of you, our staff, and the wider public health of our community with the best information that we have at any given time, in this ever changing environment.
Why prevention and a healthy lifestyle really is lifelong. It’s spring let’s get moving!– ConnieFrom The New York Times:High Blood Pressure in Teens Tied to Kidney Failure in Adulthood: Hypertension in adolescence doubled the risk for end-stage renal disease in adulthood.
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Even though it doesn't quite feel like it here in Texas, winter weather is coming and with it the sniffles and sickness that happens as the seasons change. Here are our top choices for helping battle the winter health blues. Available at the office, or through our online store! Sambucus Black elderberry syrup: has long been used by Native Americans to treat respiratory infections. Immune booster, antioxidant that strengthens immune system and soothes inflammation, expectorant. For use by adults and children. Xlear Great for breaking up thick mucous and drainage. Clears viruses, bacteria and allergens. Spray into each nostril and...