Here is a little background on COVID 19 and what you can do to stay healthy during this health crisis. #stayhealthy #naturalmedicine #quarantinehealth #healthyquarantine #atlantaacupuncture #blackacupuncturist #acupuncture #acupunctureworks #naturalmedicine #thepointofhealthwellnesscenter
The Coronavirus is a topic that has inspired quite a bit of fear and confusion as of late. The mixture of misinformation via social media and lack of information from our government officials has left folks scrambling for answers. We here at The Point of Health want to assuage your fears and equip you with information, the best medicine to fight the unknown. This virus has been around for years and although this is a new strain we’ve compiled a series of facts and tips to aid in the current uncharted territory we’ve found ourselves.
The Coronaviruses, named for the crown-like spikes on its surface, are categorised in four main sub-groupings of coronaviruses:
There are 7 seven coronaviruses that can infect people, the most common being:
- 229E (alpha coronavirus)
- NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
- OC43 (beta coronavirus)
- HKU1 (beta coronavirus)
Other strains that can affect humans are:
- MERS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS)
- SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS)
- SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19) This is the strain we are currently fighting
The origins of this COVID-19 strain is unknown; however, Chinese health authorities believe it likely came from a seafood market in Wuhan where wildlife had been illegally traded. Scientists have pointed to either bats or snakes as the source of the virus. It is imperative that we stay vigilant as to not further spread the virus to our most vulnerable populations such as the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. According to the W.H.O. (World Health Organization) signs of infection include:
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing difficulties.
In more severe cases it can lead to Pneumonia, multiple organ failure and when left untreated death. The estimated incubation period is 5-14 days; however, it is possible for an infected patient to be asymptomatic (meaning they do not display any symptoms despite having the virus in their systems) and unwittingly transmit the virus to at risk loved ones. There are currently over 1,000 cases in the U.S and counting which is why we stress not only social distancing but also preventative care.
So how can alternative and Eastern medicine help? Frequently disinfecting commonly used items with OnGaurd Essential Oils such as desks, laptops,phones, purses and washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is a great start. But why stop there? You are your best health advocate and Acupuncture used in combination with the Essential Oils Myrrh, Oregano, and FLOOM can work wonders for fighting off this virus. Here are some more immune supporting supplements:
- OnGaurd Sanitizing Mist ( hand sanitizers need to have at least 60% alcohol and OnGaurd has 64%)
- Super Bio Vegetarian
- Astragalus Root
- Vitamin D
For immune boosting supplements, essential oils and acupuncture contact the Point of Health Wellness Center (678) 632-2748