Coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed our way of life in recent days and weeks. New information comes out daily, so I wanted to provide a brief update as of today in the hopes of continuing to provide perspective on this disease and how best we can all respond to it.
First and foremost, we abide by the guidelines set forth by the national public health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We continue to advocate for standard hygiene practices to help contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read the CDC best practice recommendations for prevention here.
As of today, according to data published by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States now has 3774 reported cases of COVID-19 and 69 confirmed deaths attributed to this disease. These numbers change daily.
With all this in mind, it's important to emphasize that homeopathy offers a safe and cost-effective option to support the self-healing processes of your body and should be considered within the array of therapeutic tools to use in your healthy immune system tool kit. Homeopathy involves treating the individual with the aim of triggering the bodies natural system of healing. Because we treat people, and not their illness, we can help people suffering anything from a common cold to more serious illnesses, including worldwide pandemics.
What are homeopaths doing about this so far? We in the homeopathic industry continue to learn a lot about this virus each day, just like you. There is a lot of new information coming in all the time. Remedy dosing protocols, strategies, and ideas about how best to help you are also evolving. You may have come across such information on one of the many social media outlets or groups you may be a part of, or from a newsletter or article you read. I want to reiterate that, from a homeopathic perspective, your best method of defense is an individualized approach. We always (always!) have to factor in each person and their unique set of symptoms, regardless of the commonality of symptoms characteristic of the disease. It's what made homeopathy so effective in the past, and will continue to make it effective now, as well as into the future.
I've been asked a lot: "What should we do about this? Should we be worried?" I think each of us is responding to this in ways that reflects our individualized mental, emotional, and physical susceptibilities. My approach to COVID-19 is no different than it would be for anything else people consult with me about. If you're worried about this virus, talk to me and we'll address it together. We'll discuss your unique concerns and address your specific needs. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of ensuring you're currently receiving constitutional homeopathic care from a professional practitioner certified by a nationally accredited organization. If you're a current client of mine, please do not follow the instructions for the dosing of remedies I have not personally talked with you about first.
Finally, in light of the public health recommendations given as of recent for social distancing, I'd like to reiterate that if you'd prefer not to go out in public please know that I offer Telehealth options for you and your family members for your appointments in the coming weeks. It's always preferable to see you in person for consultations, though given the current state of affairs in our local community and world, please take advantage of this option so that you can maintain homeopathic care through all of this, which may be one of the best decisions you could make to preserve your health. Simply let me know ahead of time if this is something you'd like to do, and I will supply to you the requisite remote conferencing information. You can schedule your next visit online at a time convenient for you by clicking here. Note that this option is available even for new clients if you're new to my practice.
I'm dedicated to providing the highest quality homeopathic care available to you in the Austin, Texas area. It's of upmost importance to me that we, as a community, thrive amidst this pandemic. Stay in touch with me for all things homeopathy related to your care. Together, we can do this!