Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine & Reflexology Workshops
COVID-19 LEVEL 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT
MAINTAINING YOUR HEALTH
Kia ora folks, below are a few expectations to ensure both our health and safety are maintained whilst you are visitng. The word “please” is inserted before every sentence with utmost love and respect. Your health and wellbeing is my top priority.
If you believe your life is in danger, please dial 111 immediately.
If you or anyone in your household show any signs of cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fever please let me know and we will reschedule your appointment. I will do the same for you. I can also offer you immune boosting suggestions as it may just be a simple cold virus.
Upon arrival, leave your handbag inside your car and lock all doors.
Remove your shoes and leave in the box outside clinic door.
Use the natural hand santiser before you enter. (Natural hand sanitiser contains 93% alcohol, aloe vera gel, tea tree and lavender essential oils).
You know I love to hug, however we are unable to, so we can do the “Ëlbow” ör “Maori wave” (lifting of the chin and eyebrows and pouting of the lips!). Have a practice now.
First time clients will be asked to complete clinic registration form upon booking.
We will maintaining at least 1 metre apart – social distancing rules.
I will be wearing a freshly laundered apron with every appointment.
I will ask you to settle yourself onto the Reflexology chair. There will be a freshly laundered sheet and blanket for every client. You are welcome to bring your own blanket.
All linen will be freshly laundered and replaced for each appointment.
I will need to approach you to recline the Reflexology Chair and lock it in place.
I will then swing over your body my newly made clear shield. This shield will be sanitised with alcohol spray before every appointment.
EFTPOS is no longer available. All payments to be made online or via cash prior to appointment via online booking system or internet banking.
I will wash or sanitise my hands directly before and after working on your feet.
Toilet is still available with separate, single hand cloths to dry your hands with.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids – the body cannot make this vitamin, so needs to be sourced from foods or in a supplement form.
Foods = capsicums, oranges, fruit juices, pineapple, guava, currants, berries, parsley, tomatoes, tamarillo, kiwifruit, broccoli, cauli, puha, mangos, green leafies, most fruit.
Herbs = alfalfa, chickweed, fennel seed, nettle, kelp, peppermint, oat straw, parsley, plantain, rose hips, raspberry leaf, red clover, yarrow.
Vitamin D3 = the sunshine vitamin is a fat-soluble vitamin and requires conversion and activation by the liver and kidneys. Regulates immune system and enhances the body’s response to invading virus and bacteria, as well as aiding calcium absorption for strong bones.
Foods = liver, fish, fish oils esp. cod liver oil, milk, mushrooms ,dark green leafy veges, eggs sunshine,
Bridgitt’s Tip: crush NZ garlic cloves into a small glass jar, add a couple sprigs of Thyme and fill right to the top with NZ Manuka Honey. Allow honey to seep through ingredients for approx. two weeks. Take 1/2 tsp per day.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and Boosting your Immunity
with Herbal Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrition
Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
I believe prevention is the Key – by boosting and maintaining your immunity to protect yourself and others with Herbal Medicine and Vitamins, Minerals and healthy nutrition.
Regardless of where Coronovirus came from, let us good folk here in New Zealand focus on how we can best help ourselves and others against this invading virus and its consequences.
Elder berry and Flower (Sambucus nigra)
My research shows the common symptoms of infection of Coronovirus are:
general body aches
Droplet-spread diseases can be spread by:
coughing and sneezing
close personal contact
contact with an object or surface with viral particles on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
NATURAL HEALTH PREVENTION: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Avoid close contact with people with cold or flu-like illnesses.
Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing.
Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with warm to hot water and soap and dry them thoroughly on a disposable paper towel
If you are displaying similar symptoms, keep away from those with immune compromised systems e.g. elderly and the very young.
They key to any virus or bacteria is to hit it hard as soon as you feel out of sorts, or notice any unusual symptoms. Do not wait until you get home, or the next day, or wait 2-3 weeks to see your local doctor.
There are many wonderful immune herbs available either in liquid, capsule, tablet or tea. You can purchase individually or contact Bridgitt for an immune boosting product or tincture.
Echinacea (angustifolia and purpurea combination). My favourite go to anti-viral herb. Known as a natural antibiotic and immune modulating. Great for the relief of colds, flu and other mild-upper respiratory infections. Check contraindications before using
Andrographis paniculata. Immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory – relief of mild fever, cold and flu symptoms, sore throat and other mild-upper respiratory infections. Check contraindications before using.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is an ancient anti-viral, immune enhancing and anti-oxidant herb for opening the lungs and bringing up mucus, plus helps induce sweating for fevers, thus its beneficial use for colds, coughs and flu. Check contraindications before using
Garlic (Allium sativum). Known as a natural antibiotic. For common cold, flu and ear infections and helps to reduce mucus. Check contraindications before using.
Olive leaf contains a substance called oleuropein, which breaks down in the body to another substance called enolinate. Which kills harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the body, but at the same time nurtures microbes essential for good health. Check contraindications before using
Garlic (Allium sativum)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) immune support for throat and respiratory chest infections such as bronchitis, whooping cough and pleurisy.
Mushrooms – Cordyceps, Coriolus/Kawaratake, Reishi and Shiiitake. All are anti-viral and enhance and strength and function of the immune system, helps to provide relief of upper respiratory tract infections including mucus congestion
Honey, Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrition
Manuka Honey has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. When heated these healing properties are greatly reduced.
Manuka, NZ Tea Tree
Zinc = boosts immunity by blocking bacteria and virus from multiplying.
Foods = brewer’s yeast oysters, meat, pumpkin & sunflower seeds cashews, sesame seeds, tahini, egg, legumes, whole grains, seafood, chilli, ginger, pepper, milk, oats, almonds, sardines, buckwheat, spirulina
Herbs = Alfalfa, Burdock root, Chamomile, Dandelion whole plant, Fennel seed, Mullein, Bilberry, Chickweed, Nettle, Scullcap, Buchu, Sage, Echinacea root, Irish moss, Gotu kola, Milk Thistle.
NZ Pumpkin Seeds
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