We are certainly in uncharted waters.
It is a vulnerable time with so much uncertainty.
I hope you are all taking care and doing your best to remain calm during this trying time.
I wanted to keep you all informed of the protocols I am keeping in place to ensure your utmost safety while we are experiencing the COVID-19 Pandemic.
I am currently still open and offering sessions. My clinic standards of high hygienic practices remain in place, this was how I was trained and I would never compromise this integrity. I am of course putting in place even higher precaustions to ensure the highest standards of hygiene.
Every booking has a 15 minute window either side so that I can fully sanitise the table and all other surfaces, change the linen and essentially prepare the room for each appointment. Given that I have no reception, waiting room or other staff members you will only ever be seeing myself in the sessions.
I also ask for all people experiencing flu like symptoms, or if they have been overseas in the last 21 days to please contact me and we can reschedule your booking. For these people, or for anyone else currently practicing social distancing, I am now offering Skype of Phone consultations for Herbal Medicine (that can be posted) and nutritional and lifestyle advice.
Personally, I am practicing social distancing in all other areas of my life. I am taking the responsibility of being in the healthcare field very seriously. In addition to social distancing, I am making sure that I am taking care of my health in terms of eating a highly nutritious and low inflammatory diet of whole unprocessed foods, taking immune supportive Chinese herbs, making sure I am exercising daily, sleeping well and using other tools to lower stress levels. These are all immune supportive practices to ensure I am in my highest state of health to best serve the people I treat.
Please know that I am here and will be offering support in any way that I can. For those of you unable to make it into the clinic at the moment, please continue to keep up your self care practices and know that you are welcome to reach out to me at any time. I want to be in service as much as possible so please do not hesitate to contact me should you need to.
On a closing note, please do not forget that there are so many tools available for you to boost your health and immune system. From diet, exercise, adequate sleep, mindfulness practices and so much more. It is important that we stay informed, but equally important that we allow ourselves moments of rest and calm amongst the chaos. Continue these practices as now more than ever do we need to support and nourish our health.
In this fearful time try and remind yourself that life is ultimately cyclical. There will be an end point. There will be recovery. During times of darkness I often refer to an old Taoist poem I learned whiled studying in China.
It has many times helped me to find peace in times that have troubled me. It reminds me that in the dark days, there is light coming and that in the moments that seem so hard and so difficult, there exists a pivot point ~ easier days will eventually come. I hope this helps in some small way today ~
“Like a golden beacon signalling on a moonless night, Tao guides our passage through this transitory realm. In moments of darkness, sit quietly behind your wooden door my friend. Spring will come again”