How to Boost Your Immune System Against Illnesses Like Coronavirus

We’re hearing your concern about coronavirus and wanted to let you know…
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU!

We fully expect to stay open and allow our patients to stay on their current recommended treatment plan. Our message about obtaining maintaining your overall health and well-being hasn’t changed and it’s even more important now.

Rest assured that we always practice the highest standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

Here are a few reminders about how to boost your immune system as this novel virus spreads throughout our area.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments are proven to improve and enhance all your body’s systems, including your immune system. We fully expect to stay open to help keep you on your current treatment plan.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to clean between your fingers and under your fingernails. It’s the best defense we have against this virus.
  • Remember to eat whole, nutrient-dense foods. Fruits and vegetables are packed with the vitamins and minerals we need to support immune health. It's best to gain as much nutrition as you can from whole foods (ask us about our garden tower!). In the office, we have supplements and essential oils to give you that extra boost.
    • Juice Plus+ (Clinically Proven, Whole Food Based Nutritional Supplement)
    • Standard Process (Strengthen your immune system w/herbal supplements)
    • doTERRA Essential Oils (aid in immune support)
  • Drink plenty of filtered water. It keeps you hydrated and removes toxins from the body.
  • Get some exercise — and some rest, too! Moderate exercise and a healthy sleep schedule are critical to ensuring your immune system is operating at peak efficiency.
  • Detox your body! Through our Ion therapy footbaths, we can help remove impurities from your liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, lymphatic system and skin, where toxins are stored.
  • Get a Massage! Build-up of stress can make you more prone to getting sick, so consider coming in for a massage. Massage has also been shown to improve the immune system, by promoting passive lymph movement.

We’re here to help you!

Call us for more information at (703) 450-4900.

Springtime Allergies Making You Miserable? These Tips Can Help

It’s that time of year – spring! And with the coming of spring means the coming of allergy season for so many.

If you’re already feeling the symptoms – itchy red eyes, congestion, headaches and the like – we are here to help. Read below for allergy survival tips, as well as some treatments and products we can offer to ease your discomfort.

Springtime Allergy Survival Tips

  • Keep your car’s ventilation system on recirculate. This will help prevent some of the outdoor allergens like pollen from entering the car. If your car has a pollen/dust filter, make sure to change it at the beginning or end of each season.
  • Change all your in-home furnace filters to HEPA filters, and change them often during pollen/allergy season.
  • Purchase a home HEPA filter, and leave it running constantly during allergy season.
  • Consider trying Ashburn Family Chiropractic’s Standard Process Purification and Cleansing Program, to help detoxify your body and rid it of as many allergens as possible, and relieve many of your symptoms.

Recommended Products For Every Kind of Allergy Sufferer

Mild to Moderate Allergies:

  • Allerplex: Helps relieve most mild allergy symptoms and reactions. Adults can take 2 capsules up to 4 times per day, and children and adolescents can take half-doses.
  • Antronex: This beef liver extract may support the body’s natural ability to remove excess histamine. Adults can take 1-2 capsules up to 6 times a day. Children can take quarter-doses, young adolescents half-doses.
  • Epimune Complex: This vegetarian supplement containing carefully processed fungi and mushrooms have been shown to help reduce allergy symptoms by boosting the body’s immune system response to allergens. Adults and adolescents can take up to 2 capsules a day, children can take one-half to one capsule per day.

Moderate to Severe Allergies:

  • Albizia Complex: This herbal supplement can help reduce histamine release and support the body’s immune system to naturally reduce allergy symptoms. Relief is usually felt after a few weeks once the supplement is built up in the body. Adults can take 1-2 tablets up to 3 times a day, children can take quarter- or half-doses.
  • Euphrasia Complex: This herbal formula can help reduce mucous formation, runny noses and watery eyes due to allergies. Adults can take 1-2 tablets up to 3 times a day as needed.

Sinusitis:

  • Fen-Gre: This formula helps break up mucous and congestion and gets it moving out of the body. Adults can take 2 tablets up to 4 times a day. Children can take half-doses.
  • Andrographis Complex: This supplement helps to strengthen the body’s immune system and has potent antibacterial properties. Adults can take 1-2 tablets up to 4 times a day. Children can take quarter- to half-doses.
  • Golden Seal 500mg: This natural herb can help restore the mucous membranes in the sinus, upper respiratory and GI tracts. It also has potent microbial properties. Adults can take 1 tablet up to 3 times a day, children can take quarter- to half-doses.

Homemade Nasal Irrigation Recipe:

Mix the following ingredients in a Neti pot or other clean, sterile container and flush the sinuses with it up to 2-3 times a day. Make a fresh batch for each use. (Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients)

  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ml Albizia
  • 1 ml Eyebright (over-the-counter herb)
  • 1 ml Golden Seal

Do You Experience Allergies Year-Round?

If so, there may be more at work in your body than seasonal allergies. Food allergies and sensitivities can compound airborne allergic reactions, keeping the body in a constant, elevated immune state. Talk to your doctor about whether you may want to eliminate certain common food allergens such as wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs and soy from your diet for a few weeks to see if your symptoms diminish or go away.

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