April 7, 2020
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well. We are in unprecedented times with the COVID 19 virus. The virus has provoked great fear and anxiety throughout the nation. However, we are certainly not without hope for recovery and we can make intelligent choices to safeguard ourselves.
If you have any signs of sore throat, fever, dry cough, you should self- isolate and try to recover at home. If you have signs of shortness of breath, persistent chest pain, are unable to wake up, confusion, bluish lips or face you should seek medical attention immediately.
Government has provided guidance on safety protocols such as handwashing and social distancing. I highly recommend you adhere to all these guidelines and take them seriously. At this time the CDC has recommended you wear a mask where people congregate such as grocery stores etc. CDC further states if you are in a fresh air environment with people far apart wearing a mask isn’t necessary. There are details to these safety precautions which that are too exhaustive for this letter but I am available to answer any questions you may have either in person or via a telemedicine consult.
Within our office we have taken safety precautions of screening, surface cleaning, hand washing for everyone and I will be wearing PPE such as a mask and gloves during treatment. Treatment tables are sanitized between each patient.
Stress and immunity have become very common concerns during these past few weeks. People have asked me how they can deal with stress and enhance their own immunity.
In my office I recommend taking chewable Vitamin C as an added daily supplement. Vitamin C may seem like a benign suggestion, however, it is known to have immune enhancing effects and prevents the destruction of lung tissue, so why not introduce it into your mouth which is one of the portals of entry for this invisible virus.
Long before the existence of this virus I had been treating patients for stress. The source of stress varies amongst individuals. It can be health stress, financial stress, family stress etc. Regardless of the source, acupuncture has been a very effective treatment for the management of stress. People report a calmer, more relaxed disposition after receiving this treatment making the perception of the stress no less real but less overwhelming. Accordingly, the bodily reaction is less severe and our response to whatever the stress becomes more effective.
There are immune enhancing acupuncture points as well. These can be coupled with lung points to fortify the host defense system and potentially support lung tissue functioning which is a part of what the coronavirus attacks.
There are no guarantees to any treatment and not everyone will be a candidate so consider the suggestions as a resource only.
If I can be of any further help, as always please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Dr. Terry Quan M.Ed. D.C.
654 West Indiantown Rd. # 107
Jupiter, FL. 33458
Ph: (561) 748 – 2273 Fax: (561) 745-7880