We want to update you about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and steps we’re taking at Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio to keep our environment safe for you all. The landscape is changing daily with this virus so we have provided a few helpful links for you at the bottom of this email to get up to date information.
The first thing I want to say is that we are here for you to help you navigate these challenging times. The best way we can do that is by providing information, answering your questions and clearing out your nervous system to boost your immunity.
There is an analogy I would like to share with you that puts this into perspective. If you were to go to the dump you would see rats all over the dump and one may think there is a rat problem. I ask you, what would happen if you took away all the garbage? You’re probably thinking the rats would leave. You’re right! The rats aren’t the problem, the dump is the problem. Take care of the dump and the rat problem goes away.
In terms of our body, the rats are the virus and the dump is your body. Please don’t think I am saying your body looks or feels like a dump, that would be absurd. You all have strong, capable, healing bodies. If you take care of the host (your body) the visitor (the virus) will be well taken care of.
What does this mean? What I am suggesting is to eat well, move well, think well, rest well and be conscious of your environment.
Eating whole foods during these times is critical. Having an anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of hydration allows your digestive tract and lymph system to optimize themselves. Scientists estimate that 60-80% of our immunity lives in our gut.
Feeding your body right is so important! My chiropractic friend in Alabama says, “We all know what happens when you put diesel or low-grade fuel in a Porsche. You will freeze the engine and cause massive damage.
According to The World Health Organization, NCDs account for 63% of worldwide deaths, more than double the amount of infectious diseases, maternal and nutritional deficiencies combined. The point is we need to be strong in the face of viruses and bacteria and stop fearing them.
There is plenty of science that shows how important it is to move your body. My suggestion. would be is to get outside and get in nature, smell the cherry blossoms, go on a hike, ride your bike but get outside it will do your soul some good. You could also do yoga or some other form of exercise in your home. One of my favorite yoga sites is https://doyogawithme.com It is free and they have workouts as short as 10 minutes and as long as 90 minutes.
Moving your spine is the most important type of movement. There isn’t any form of exercise that can replace a chiropractic adjustment. Regular chiropractic care (https://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1719112/) helps to remove any interference to the communication between your brain and your body, including the immune system. Research shows a significant increase (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1373431/) (48%) in your immunity when under consistent care.
This may be the most important of the 4 categories. How you think affects your actions. Our thoughts become things.
Do you believe your body is strong or weak? If you believe it is weak and live in fear about COVID-19 you will impact your body chemistry in a negative way and it will suppress your immunity. Or take proactive steps and believe your body is strong, capable and healthy. You will stimulate the release of healthy chemistry in your body that will boost your immunity.
Avoid binge watching the news and limit social media. It is important to be informed but be mindful of how the news is affecting you. Step away and give yourself breaks and spend time with your loved ones. Fill your soul with positive, uplifting stories, laugh a lot and watch inspiring stories.
It makes a difference.
It is recommended on average to get 8 hours of sleep a night to fully recharge your body. At times like this, when your mentally stressed, it would serve you well to sleep 9-10 hours. Your body is fully healing when you’re sleeping. Give it the time it needs to heal and prepare itself for the next day.
This cannot be overstated.
Be smart and wash your hands regularly. It is always a great habit to do this.
Research has shown warm water, friction, and REGULAR soap kills a good portion of what you spread and pick up.
Think about your handheld devices, your purses, wallets, money or anything that comes in contact with the outside world. Wipe them down regularly with a clean cloth. Avoid putting your fingers in your nose, eyes, ears or mouth when around other people. Cough or sneeze into your elbow with fabric or a tissue.
We are proactively cooperating with state guidelines and recommendations to help protect you. This is something that affects each of us, and there are plenty of proactive things we can do to stay healthy and to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
Here are some of the things we are doing in our office to protect our community:
- We will continue to disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, including touchpad check-in stations, countertops, and doorknobs.
- There will be tissues provided at touchpad stations to put over fingers, if preferred, with touchless waste baskets nearby.
- We are staggering appointment times.
- Each table will be disinfected between appointments.
- Our appointment times may vary somewhat to afford enough time to honor these guidelines and to minimize large groups.
- Wobble chairs and yoga mats will also be frequently disinfected and moved at least 6 feet away from each other.
- While chiropractic adjustments can help support your immune system, if you have a dry cough, are sneezing, have difficulty breathing or have a fever call your general practitioner.
- We have pulled some toys, and continue to frequently disinfect our children’s play area.
It is our goal to stay informed of frequently changing guidelines and recommendations. Everything we do in our practice is focused on educating you on how to optimize health. This is a team effort and all of us at Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio are here to serve you.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns, we look forward to continuing to support you and your family in good health.
Remember to take a pause and breathe, give thanks for your strong healthy body. We appreciate you all so much and together we will get through this.
~The Divine Spine Chiropractic Studio Team
- Centers for Disease Control Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/facts-about-novel-coronavirus-and-how-to-prevent-covid-19/
- About Social Distancing and Transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html
- King County Public Health Recommendations: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx