Patient Protection Plan
Dear patients and our community,
As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus. To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community, and our healthcare system.
Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and things can change rapidly, we believe using common sense is the best measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are feeling ill or experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay home and limit your exposure to other people in your community. By taking action, you will significantly delay the spread of COVID-19:
Fever (oral temperature 100.4° or higher) or symptoms of fever (such as chills or body aches) within the past 24 hours. Please do not consider yourself fever-free until your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours without the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Shortness of breath and/or a cough that is not known to be caused by another condition (for example allergies).
Travel within the past 14 days to areas that have people known to be infected with Covid-19
Close contact with a person known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Healthcare workers who have been in contact with patients known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
Mask policy update:
Although COVID-19 remains present within our community, we now better understand how to manage and prevent virus transmission. We continue to abide by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and adapt to the Center for Disease Control guidelines and procedures.
The mask mandate within healthcare settings has been lifted as of May 11th, 2023.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
We do ask if you have tested positive for Covid -19 in the past 10 days or if you are showing signs/symptoms of covid reschedule your appointments.
Feeling sick? Get tested...
Prevention is the best medicine
Patient Protection Plan
What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself
The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:
Don’t panic-- Stress is bad for your immune system. It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long. Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
Up-to-date COVID-19 Data from the World Health Organization. For the current number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19
As acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we are committed to the health and safety of our community. With your help and support, we can all take part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
While these times may feel unusually challenging, please know we will continue to monitor the current situation and evaluate additional measures to help support our patients, employees, and community.
Thank you, stay safe and be well,
Keep your distance
What can you do to prevent the spread?
How can you prevent the spread?
Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens and start winding down a little earlier.
Drink lots of water to support healthy mucous membranes as the first line of defense. Hot water and tea have been shown to inhibit viruses in our throat.
Eat more nutrient-dense whole foods, soups, and bone broth.
Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins. Breath in through your nose for a count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat. Make the counts even and not too long that you struggle.
What can you do to boost your immune system
Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and support your immune system. Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
Probiotics are an important part of your immune system. They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine). Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
Elderberry syrup is a go-to recommendation for antiviral support that you can order online or at your local natural grocer.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system.
Stay active and reduce stress
Boost your immune system at home
Learn easy at-home tips to stay healthy
Acupressure to support immune health
Immunity Herbs and Recipes
Seasonal Protection Steps
Immune Support Vitamins
Your immune system is your body's security system. It is the job of the immune system to deter foreign invaders like bacteria, parasites, and other microbe-causing infections. Disorders of the immune system range from common conditions such as mild seasonal allergies to more serious illnesses like leukemia. Stress, lack of sleep, and other common lifestyle and environmental conditions can contribute to a weakened immune system, which can make you vulnerable to infections.