Notting Hill Acupuncture is fully re-opened in compliance with the British Acupuncture Council’s Guidelines and have taken a number of steps to provide a Covid Secure and safe environment for our patients.
You will be asked to wash your hands and your temperature will be taken upon arrival.
Amongst other things:
● Protective face masks are to worn at all times within the treatment room.
● The furniture has been renewed to ensure easier cleaning.
● The room is disinfected in between patient appointments.
● Better ventilation – open windows and air purifier.
● Disinfectant wipes, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wash and disposable hand towels are provided.
● The appointment system has changed to allow for cleaning time in between patients. Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and things can change rapidly, we believe using common sense is the best measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are feeling ill or experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay at home and limit your exposure to other people in your community. By taking action, you will significantly delay the spread of COVID-19:
● A new continuous cough.
● A high temperature.
● A loss of or change in your sense of taste or smell.
Prevention is the best medicine.
Here are some additional resources for our patients and community members during this critical time.
What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself
The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:
1. Don’t panic. Stress is bad for your immune system. It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long. Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
2. Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
3. Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens and start winding down a little earlier.
4. Drink lots of water to support healthy mucous membranes as a first line of defense. Hot water and tea have been shown to inhibit viruses in our throat.
5. Eat more nutrient-dense whole foods, soups, and bone broth.
6. Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
7. Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins.
Breath in through your nose for a count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat.
Make the counts even and not too long that you struggle.
What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System
● Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and support your immune system. Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
● Probiotics are an important part of your immune system. They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine).
Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
● Elderberry syrup is a go-to recommendation for antiviral support that you can order online or at your local natural grocer.
● Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system
Up to Date Coronavirus Information
The World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19 Situation Report worldwide
As acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we are committed to the health and safety of our community.
With your help and support, we can all take part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
While these times have been challenging, please know we will continue to ensure the health and safety of our patients.
Thank you and stay safe.