The government has advised that anyone who has flu-like Following Following the current outbreak of the coronavirus, the government has advised anyone who has flu-like symptoms, remain indoors and call NHS 111.
When ensuring hygiene within the clinic, it is our set procedure to routinely wash hands before, after and in between clients using antibacterial hand wash. To maintain hygiene within the clinic area massage couch, towels and fleece. All drinking glasses, are to be placed into a steam steriliser, protecting staff and our clients.
Protecting yourself and your immune system, Jayney Goddard from the CMA 2020, has looked in-depth at reports produced by experts such as World Health Organisation and BMJ with focus on the importance of looking after our immune system and the coronavirus.
In this article, we will be listing 8 ways to care for our immune system through complementary health.
lifestyle and nutrition
Having good nutrition can support and boost our immune system. Through eating healthy whole grains, having a balanced diet with emphasis on the importance of varied plant foods, such as fruit and vegetables.
In supporting the immune system it is, therefore, useful to reduce consumption of processed foods and to reduce sugar intake, as sugar can compromise the immune system.
keeping hydrated is a number one factor, as keeping hydrated weakens viral infection within the body.
With hot or cold drinks, such as tea, coffee, or soft drinks that contain caffeine, reducing caffeine intake is advantageous to boosting the immune system.
Exercise is a crucial factor for our health and wellbeing, as we are not meant to live sedentarily, but to have movement in our daily lives. Exercise benefits our immune system.
Finding the right type of exercise is important. The least recommended amount of exercise is 20 -30 minutes a day and taken from for different modalities that work our strength, cardio and mindfulness, such as yoga, tai chi, and pilates.
‘Building resilience to stressors is vital to maintaining optimal health’, Jayney Godard 2020. Stress management can come in various forms of activities that include meditation, exercise, hobbies, interests, having massage therapy and aromatherapy.
We already know that by having adequate sleep patterns is vital to our health, as having good sleep aids to our growth, repair, renewing of cells and detoxification. All process that is beneficial to have a strong immune system.
Emphasis has been placed on the washing of hands, regularly. Using a tissue to wipe your nose or to catch a sneeze, to the disposal of used tissues. Remember to avoid putting your hands onto the area of your face. To reduce cross-contamination.
Aromatherapy uses arrange of oils and each oil has its unique properties that support health and wellness.
Antibacterial Plus Natural Mist Air Freshener, is an Aromatherapy product by Beulah Tempora, an extra-strength room spray when someone in the house has a cold or flu. The Mist Spray uses essential oils with anti-microbial properties and can be spritz within each room, regularly.
According to Jayney G, that when treating coronavirus there are options such as homoeopathy and Chinese medicine, as they both treat symptoms that have benefits for the body.
Also, not to forget herbs, as herbs have a proven range of anti-pathogen activity. For example, Tumeric has many beneficial properties and has been identified to be antiviral, anti-cancer, cholesterol-lowering. Ginger is known for its anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic qualities. Garlic is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Finally, rosemary is anti-viral, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer.