Anti-Viral Preparedness and Pandemic Crisis Response
During these times of Pandemic, I wanted to make a quick bullet point list for what each of us can do to prepare and respond to the Corvid-19 virus now moving through our community. I will follow this bullet point list with several articles covering detailed recommendations for the public and natural medicine practitioners. Remember to prepare rationally and calmly for immune system support, quarantine risks, and financial hardship in the upcoming weeks. I am answering emails and phone calls on these subjects daily so this is a QUICK down and dirty list of the basics. I will post more regularly and with greater detail. For the public, always check with your doctors first before changing diets or taking supplements. For the practitioners, these are just a few ideas to consider.
Here is a quick list:
Immune System Support for Preventative Medicine Only
These are very general recommendations
Specific people may need more exact recommendations to better meet their unique needs
Consider Immune Supportive Medicinal Mushrooms such as:
I am stocking up on tinctures of Mullein, Licorice, Goldenseal, Oregon Grape Root, Ginger, Osha, and Elderberry based on reports of symptoms and pathogenesis. Umka supplementations might be considered.
Essential Oils I am stocking up on to use in rooms, showers, steam inhalations and massage oils are:
I am also preparing for hot compresses over the chest and back with epsom salts and vapor rubs. Soak the towel in hot epsom salt water, apply vapor rub to the chest, then apply the hot towel and cover with wool blankets for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with a second round of hot compress if the patient is cool. You can do this on the front and back to relieve chest congestion. Never let the patient get chilled. You may then follow the hot compress phase with a heating compress (This is applied by using a very thin and small cotton towel or cut up sheet that just covers the chest and abdomen. Soak the material in cool water and wring it out very well so it is not dripping. It is then applied cool to the chest and covered with wool to allow the body to heat it up in 10-15 minutes).