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COVID-19, Office Updates

Office Updates for March 20, 2020


Thank you for your patience while we are dealing with this unprecedented and ever-evolving health crisis in our community. I have decided to close the office at least until March 30th.

I will see what the DOH recommendations are on a weekly basis, and update office hours accordingly. At this time, I feel that temporarily closing is the best decision to keep myself and my patients from potentially contracting and spreading the virus.

If you have an appointment scheduled during the next few weeks, I will be contacting you to reschedule. I know that rescheduling can be an inconvenience, but we must work together as a community to keep each other healthy and safe.

My Current Recommendations:

  • Practice social distancing as much as possible. I cannot stress this enough. The sooner this virus is limited, the sooner we can get back to normal living.
  • Avoid sugar, dairy, greasy and fried foods. According to Chinese Medicine, these foods are damp producing, which weaken the immune system and will make a phlegmy cough worse.
  • Take a Vitamin C supplement. There has been data showing that Vitamin C supplementation has been helpful in the treatment of COVID-19.
  • Consider Chinese herbal supplements for immune support, for cold and flu symptom management, and for stress. Contact the office and we can ship herbs directly to you.
  • Exercise! Outside if possible, for some natural Vitamin D and natural stress relief.
  • Breathe and meditate. This is a stressful time, and adding a meditation or mindfulness practice to your daily routine can be very helpful. "Insight Timer" is a free meditation App that I recommend.
  • I am going to try to post videos and recipes on the Instagram account. Check it out!

The office will update you with any further changes as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Heather Fairall, L.Ac.
Whatcom Family Acupuncture