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  • Writer's pictureAutumn Jensen L.Ac.

Take Charge of Your Health

During the time of COVID-19 we are learning that the severity of symptoms people experience varies drastically from person to person. Many people are walking around asymptomatic, totally unaware they have COVID-19, while others spend their final days in the hospital on a ventilator fighting for their life.

Why? Who is at a greater risk?

Experts have suggested that people with underlying health issues tend to be more susceptible to getting COVID-19 and tend to have more severe symptoms. But even if you don't have an underlying health issue, it's important to be in good health so that you can fight COVID-19 if you get it. There are many stories of people who are young and healthy who are struggling with awful symptoms of COVID-19. Now is the time to take charge of your health and stop ignoring your wellbeing and putting self-care on the back burner.

Many people are so busy with the hustle and bustle of life that they let their self-care slip. They skip their workout or grab fast-food instead of a balanced meal. They don't find time for their passions or for meeting up with friends. They stay awake at night worrying about the next day. And they run out of time to make that acupuncture appointment that's been on their to-do list for weeks.

One thing many people are anxious to do is to return to normal. But what do you want your new normal to look like? Do you want to go back to the hustle and bustle of a life that's so busy you're barely living it? Or do you want to learn from this pause we've been through and decide what's really important to you? Make time for your passions again. Find joy in the little things. Be healthy and energetic enough to live the life you want to live!

Why Now?

We are going to be battling COVID-19 for a while. At least until there is a vaccine or herd immunity - when a high percentage of the population is already immune. This is going to take some time. Top infectious disease doctors are predicting a second wave of COVID-19 cases this fall. They have also expressed concern that combined with the flu, it could be more difficult the second time around. That gives us a lot of time to get into optimal health before the second wave comes. It is important to do what we can now to be healthy and strong so we are better prepared to fight off infection.

If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream.

Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture not only boosts the immune system, it encourages the body's healing mechanisms. Acupuncture increases blood flow, decreases inflammation, and calms the nervous system. It releases feel-good hormones to help with stress and anxiety while also releasing endorphins, the body's natural pain reliever.

With acupuncture, herbal medicine, supplements, and lifestyle advice we can get your body working efficiently so that you are sleeping well, managing stress better, and digesting your food thoroughly so that your body can thrive, and be in optimal health.

Is it Safe?

There are significant new requirements in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits my office. I have implemented safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of the community, my patients, and myself. I am following Best Practice guidelines provided by the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC). This includes but is not limited to requiring face masks for everyone in order to receive treatment, thoroughly cleaning the treatment room after each patient, asking health screening questions and taking temperatures before treatment, and requiring the use of hand sanitizer or hand washing before treatment. For a detailed list of all my precautions and protocols, please visit my website.

What if I'm high risk and don't want to leave my house yet?

At this point, if you are at high risk, I encourage you to stay home as much as possible! But that doesn't mean I can't help you. We can schedule a telehealth appointment to discuss your health needs and goals and I can send you herbal medicine or supplements along with offering lifestyle advice. There is so much you can do for your health and wellbeing at home so don't be discouraged if you are unable to get in for a treatment.

Metagenics is one of my favorite supplement companies. They offer pharmaceutical grade products and have two great immune-boosting supplements. One is Immune Active which provides high-potency vitamin C and zinc and features quercetin, NAC, and EGCG to help support a healthy immune response and promote antioxidant processes. The other is ImmuCore® which is designed to provide a multiple mechanistic approach to support immune system health. This formula features Ultra Potent-C® developed for enhanced cellular uptake of vitamin C, combined with zinc, vitamin D, and a concentrated blend of mushroom extracts.

Since your gut is an important aspect of your immune system, including a probiotic is very helpful too. UltraFlora® Balance and UltraFlora® Immune Booster are my favorite probiotics.

If you have any questions about what supplements would be good for you, please reach out!


Do you have health concerns & wonder if acupuncture is right for you?

Key Element Acupuncture is here to help you with pain, digestion, stress, anxiety, fertility, and so much more! Call or email with questions or book an appointment online!


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