The Coronavirus has disrupted our world as we know it, and there’s no telling how long this will last. No matter which side of the debate you’re on, there are a few facts transcending all of the political hoopla that you need to be aware of in order to ease your mind. Continue reading as we break down the facts.
1. Exposure does not guarantee infection
Exposure to the Coronavirus does not mean that you will become infected or show any symptoms. If you’ve been exposed, don’t panic. Continue to monitor your body and call your doctor if you think you’re beginning to show symptoms.
2. Pre-existing conditions are the real risk
Those with pre-existing chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease are more likely to experience severe symptoms and even death. The CDC categorizes these people as high-risk because of their decreased ability to ward off illness. Contrary to popular belief, asthma and COPD patients are less likely to die from the virus than those with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
3. Your immune system is the determining factor
The #1 deciding factor that determines infection is the resistance of the host, meaning the strength of your immune system. According to the founder of the germ theory, Louis Pasteur, the strength of your immune system is the deciding factor as to whether or not a bacteria or virus will ultimately have a negative effect on you.
4. Cloth masks only prevent you from spreading the virus
The latest data states that transmission of the Coronavirus occurs mostly in those who have had direct contact with an infected person and then touched their face. It can also be spread via tiny airborne particles that can only be seen through an electron microscope. Unfortunately, most masks on the market are not sufficient in protecting you from the virus unless they have anti-viral barriers. The purpose of standard cloth masks is to prevent you from spreading the illness to others by blocking your coughs or sneezes.
Will the Coronavirus return?
Once this initial crisis is over, it is expected that COVID will become like the seasonal flu, meaning that we can expect it again in about 8 months. If you suffer from chronic illness, you have 8 months to get your health back–unless you want to go through this again.
In the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, 50 million people died worldwide. Chiropractors were brought into hospitals to adjust people because it was believed to help the immune system, and it worked. More people survived as a result of chiropractic care than traditional medicine.
How to protect yourself
Along with chiropractic care, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) has also been shown to greatly improve immune functioning and aid in healing chronic illness. PEMF uses a gentle electric current to pulse energy into your cells, literally healing you at the cellular level.
At Independence Wellness, we are here to help restore and improve your health. We are proud to offer PEMF and non-force chiropractic care right here in Lafayette, giving you the immunity boost you need close to home.
Here’s what you can expect from us at your first appointment:
- We will determine what you need and how long it will take to get you there.
- We will develop a plan that is personalized for you including the following services: PEMF, non-force spinal care, nutritional advice, and functional exercise guidance for your level of fitness.
There’s no need to fear the return of COVID-19. Together, we can build a new you and get your immune system back on track. Request an appointment today!