Engler Chiropractic Wellness Newsletter

Dear Engler Chiropractic Patients,

It’s been awhile since we last communicated and I want you to know that we are open and here for you.I know that you all are thinking about safety during the current covid19 virus pandemic.
We share your concern however we also realize that Chiropractic care helps promote a healthy body,
immune system and it is considered an essential service by our Governor.
We are here to serve our patients and are open our regular hours. I just want to
put you more at ease in knowing the steps we are taking at Engler Chiropractic to help keep you safeand healthy.
There are measures we have put into place to minimize patient risk. Because we have patients of allages and levels of immunity, we have chosen to use the utmost precaution to make sure you are safewhen you visit us.


Dr. Engler will be thoroughly washing hands before each patient and don’t be surprised if Doc is wearinga N95 mask. We will also have hand sanitizer for additional use in each room.
We will be using anti-viral disinfectants to clean rooms in between patients. We will be thorough incleaning the rooms including adjustment tables, face rests, furniture, doorknobs and bathrooms
between each patient using these disinfectants to reduce risk of exposure.

Dr. Engler and staff will be checking themselves for fever or symptoms and will take time away fromclinic as warranted.

We are open and are here for you.

As always, patient safety is our first concern. Out of an abundance of caution we will exercise extremecaution with all patients.
If you experience an increase in temperature, or symptoms (body aches, fever, cough, shortness ofbreath, loss of sensation of smell) or feeling ill we urge you to contact your medical health care
If you have a fever, we will respectfully ask that you are not seen by Doc Engler and consider self-quarantine immediately. Fever is usually the initial presentation of COVID-19 even before the presenceof a dry cough or loss of the sense of smell.
If you have been exposed to anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we humbly ask that you notcome in, (and consider self-quarantine) for 21 days. While many are advising 14 days, there are cases of people spreading it up to 21 days.
Please wash your hands upon arrival. We will have hand sanitizer at the entry and in each room or youcan use the bathroom sink to wash with soap for at least 20 seconds.
We have face masks for each patient at the front desk.


Set yourself up for success with good self-care. Do your best not to live in fear or anxiety about thesituation. Yes, it is a serious matter that requires our attention. However, it is important to note that when we get trapped in a fear response our immune systems shut down in favor of survival
mechanisms, which actually further heighten our anxiety! Be wise and discerning about your lifestyle practices and choices, and trust you are doing what you can to keep yourself and your family safe.
I suggest you take 2,000mg of Vitamin C per day and drink plenty of fluids (half your weight in ounces of water per day), staying hydrated, is one of the best things you can do to flush out toxins from your body and help support the immune system.
I have always taken Echinacea & Goldenseal drops and 6,000mg of Vitamin C/day whenever I notice any change in my normal health, i.e. Runny nose, sneeze, cough, sore throat…, because it boosts the immune system into high gear and has usually taken care of my problems. It has worked for me, I have missed about 10 days from work in 34years due to illness, however there is no guarantee that this will prevent COVID-19, it is only my suggestion.
Increase your consumption of anti-oxidant and nutrient-dense infection-fighting foods like: organic blueberries, raspberries, spinach, sprouts, garlic, onions, ginger, parsley, cilantro, spirulina, celery juice, bone broth and fermented foods and beverages. Consider stocking up on healthful pantry items such as frozen veggies and berries, frozen meats, poultry and fish, bone broth, soup, nuts, seeds, canned beans, grains and teas in case you need to spend an extended time at home.

Keep your immune system strong by reducing your sugar intake and eating a balanced diet. Avoid eating processed sugars. Sugar weakens the immune system and makes it less able to deal with viruses and bacteria. Be sure to read food labels carefully and to limit the amount of sugar you eat.
Maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Sleep deprivation, stress, excess alcohol or caffeine all decreaseimmune function. Fresh air is vital to healthy immunity - make a point of getting outside, daily. Even as little as 10 to 15 minutes three times throughout the day will benefit you.
Take some time off, perhaps use this time for a personal at-home retreat where you just enjoy some time spent away from work, extra-curricular activities and the hustle and bustle of life. Walks in nature, healthy dinners together with your family, board games, curling up with a good book and limiting your social contact are all enriching ways to protect yourself from community transmission.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate implementing best practices during this time. Please use common sense. Yes, we want to adjust every patient to boost their immune system, but an infected patient does not belong in our office right now.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Be well and enjoy your day!

Yours in Health,

Dr. James R. Engler, D.C.