A lot is unknown about this new respiratory virus, first reported in Wuhan China last December.
It has begun appearing in the US and countries around the world. Currently, close contact with an infected person is thought to be the means of transmission. The CDC daily precautions are important to continue to follow. There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. To stay current with advice from the CDC and this virus, click here
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
A strong immune system is one of the best defenses against any virus or infection. To increase your immunity I recommend:
- Get enough sleep, 7-9 hours each night
- Eat healthy unprocessed organic foods – vegetables, fruit, soups, stews, etc – you know this!
- Supplements which support your respiratory & immune systems including zinc, vitamin C, NAC, and many possible others. Consult with a knowledgeable practitioner.
- Reduce stress with movement, laughter, meditation, play – whatever gets you happy and/or calm
- Wash your hands every time you enter your home or workplace, and use unscented hydrating lotion as needed.
- And of course – acupuncture treatments to strengthen your immunity and heal whatever ails you.