Opening my google browser I am struck repeatedly by one question: isn’t there anything else going on? And the answer is actually no, there isn’t. The main thing encroaching on everyone’s mind right now is, well, you know. The thing. But today during my morning jog, giving precisely 2 meters berth to all other people, it occurred to me that my curiosity about the world is still alive and well. Here are some of the things I’ve been thinking about while not thinking about that other thing.
If there’s ever been a time to focus on nutrition, it’s now. There’s no denying the good, nutrient-dense food is foundational for healing, prevention, energy, and overall health. Social distancing shouldn't get in the way of eating well.
For a variety of reasons - financial constraints, schedule conflicts, or a worldwide pandemic that has shut everything down - some patients aren’t able to come in the once or twice weekly recommended dosage of acupuncture treatments.
Many patients have asked about stocking up on supplements to last for the next 1 to 2 months since it is likely we will need to continue to suspend all in-clinic consults, IVs, acupuncture, laser and Maya Massage sessions for all of April as a minimum.
Remember, we are NOT equipped to screen or test for COVID-19 at our clinic. If you have any infectious symptoms (cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, chills) we would ask that you do NOT come into the clinic to reduce the risk of exposure to others.
Hormone imbalances are common. I see this frequently in patients. Many times adjusting diet, addressing nutritional deficiencies, or acupuncture can do wonders for rebalancing the system. However, sometimes, we need to test hormones to figure out the root cause of what is going on.
FUNCTIONAL VS STANDARD TESTS
Immunity seems to be a common theme among my patients these days. Contagious infections are no laughing matter; viruses are tricky, super intelligent, adaptable and opportunistic creatures, but I am fascinated by the variation in how infections present in different people.
I have many patients coming to me about to start an IVF cycle. And whether it’s their first or their fourth their main concern is doing everything they possibly can to make this their best (and last) cycle. When it comes to boosting IVF success I like to use all of our available tools, especially when we don’t have too much time to work with (at least 2-3 months before an IVF cycle is ideal).