Engler Chiropractic Wellness Newsletter

Dear Engler Chiropractic Patients,

I know that you all are thinking about safety during the current coronavirus spread. I am writing today to put you more at ease in knowing the steps we are taking at Engler Chiropractic to keep you safe and healthy. The virus is likely to cause only mild symptoms in most of us, but it is crucial that we all do our part in preventing its spread.

There are new measures we are now putting into place to minimize patient risk. Because we have patients of all ages and levels of immunity, we are choosing to use the utmost precaution to make sure you are not exposed when you visit Engler Chiropractic.

If you experience an increase in temperature, or symptoms (body aches, fever, cough, shortness of breath) or feeling ill we urge you to contact your medical health care professional.

Dr. Engler will be thoroughly washing hands before each patient and don’t be surprised if he is wearing a N95 mask. We will also have hand sanitizer for additional use in each room.

We will be using disinfectants to clean rooms in between patients. We will be thorough in cleaning the rooms including adjustment table, face rest, furniture, doorknobs and air 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 from clinic as warranted.

As always, patient safety is our first concern. Out of an abundance of caution we will exercise extreme caution with all patients.

Please wash your hands upon arrival. We will have hand sanitizer at the entry or you can use the bathroom sink to wash with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

If you have a fever, we will respectfully ask that you are not seen by Dr. Engler and consider self-quarantine immediately. Fever is usually the initial presentation of COVID-19 even before the presence of a dry cough.

Please stay home if you have a dry cough, shortness of breath or have had a fever in the past 21 days. Inform your doctor of your symptoms.

If you become exposed to anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we humbly ask that you not come 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.

For Seniors over the age of 65 OR those suffering from immunocompromised states such as diabetes, lung issues (COPD/asthma) or other chronic medical issues that may require medications like prednisone which affect one’s immune system, we suggest that for your health and safety that you consider not visiting us at this time for non-emergency or non-essential care to minimize your risk.

Yes, we want to adjust every patient to boost their immune system, but an infected patient does not belong in our office right now.

Know that we will be missing anyone who must stay home and will be so happy to see you again after your break!!

Set yourself up for success with good self-care. Do your best not to live in fear or anxiety about the situation. 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 34 years 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 decrease immune 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 feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Be well and enjoy your day!