If the emergence of the new coronavirus is causing or exacerbating feelings of anxiety and unrest, know that you are not alone. We acknowledge your anxiety; we will not simply dismiss it. Instead, we hope to empower you with the knowledge and practical advice to help you through these challenging times.

An overview of the coronavirus

The 2019-nCoV virus belongs to the coronavirus family. This family is responsible for viruses as mild as the common cold to more serious cases like 2003 SARS.

In late December 2019, Chinese health authorities reported a group of cases of viral pneumonia to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many of those affected had contact with a live seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. It has since become clear that the virus can spread from person to person.

For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, patients have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulties

While some people can recover in a few days, others  – particularly the elderly and people with compromised immune systems – are at greater risk.

When to seek medical help

If you or someone you have been in contact with has travelled to Wuhan City in China (or another significantly affected area) in the last two weeks and you are experiencing either fever or respiratory symptoms, we recommend that you contact a hospital run by the Hospital Authority immediately. These hospitals have the necessary facilities to test for the coronavirus or other flu viruses.

For those with fever or flu-like symptoms who haven’t been exposed to the affected areas, we suggest you contact your medical doctor’s clinic.  If you’re seeking natural medicine advice, we can offer Skype and phone consultations.

Ways to protect yourself

Experts are advising that the best way to protect against coronavirus is to practice good personal hygiene and support a strong immune system.

To reduce the risk of exposure, please refer to the government guidelines:

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/pneumonia_respiratory_health_advice_en.pdf

To strengthen your immunity, please refer to our recommendations here.

Either in person or via Skype and phone, our practitioners can prescribe potent supplements, herbal medicines and offer guidance on impactful dietary and lifestyle changes to boost your immunity.  You can also visit our dispensary in person or online to access our range of pure supplements.

If you would like support to deal with anxiety, you may wish to reach out to our counsellors and psychologists. Remember: you are not alone.

What to do next

For consultations, call 2523 7121 or connect with us here.

We recognise there is a lot of information flying around the Internet on the coronavirus. Some valuable, some scary. To avoid anything alarmist, we recommend government endorsed websites, like the Centre for Health Protection. For a balanced view that incorporates natural medicine values, here’s a great resource from the World Naturopathic Federation. It gives basic advice, but goes a step further by suggesting natural ways to reduce risks.

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新型冠狀病毒 (2010-nCoV)

新型冠狀病毒的出現可能會引起你的焦慮和不安,我們會為你提供相關知識、實用的建議和指引,協助你渡過這艱難的時刻。

新型冠狀病毒概覽

2019-nCoV屬於冠狀病毒家族。 冠狀病毒是一個龐大的病毒家族。有幾種已知的冠狀病毒可以感染人類,通常只會引起普通感冒等輕症。但是,至少有兩種較早前已發現的冠狀病毒可以引起嚴重疾病,例如是2003年嚴重急性呼吸道症候群(SARS)。

201912月下旬,中國衛生部門向世界衛生組織(WHO)報告了一組病毒性肺炎病例。 最初許多患者與一個位於武漢的大型海鮮和活體動物交易市場有關。 此後,已知該病毒可以在人與人之間傳播。

對於確診的2019-nCoV感染,患者會有輕度至重度呼吸道疾病,症狀包括:

  • 發燒
  • 疲勞
  • 咽喉痛
  • 咳嗽
  • 呼吸困難

病毒感染者的症狀從普通感冒等輕症可以在幾天內康復,到需要住院的嚴重肺炎不等,甚至可能致命。對老年人和免疫系統受損的人風險更大。

何時尋求醫療協助

如果你或你所接觸的人在過去兩星期內曾到過中國武漢市(或其他疫情嚴重的地區),並且出現發燒或呼吸道症狀,建議你與醫院管理局轄下的醫院聯繫並進行病毒測試。

對於尚未接觸疫情嚴重地區而出現的發燒或流感症狀,請聯絡你的診所或醫療服務提供者。 若你正在尋求天然藥物的治療,我們可以提供視像如Skype和電話諮詢。

保護自己的方法

專家建議,預防冠狀病毒的最佳方法是保持良好的個人衛生習慣並維持強健的免疫系統。

為避免接觸到這種病毒或暴露於其中,請參考政府指引:
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/pneumonia_respiratory_health_advice_en.pdf

為增強你的免疫力,請在此處參考我們的建議

我們的專業治療師可以通過視像或電話,為你處方有效而適合你的營養補充品和草本藥物,並為你提供飲食和生活指導,以增強你的免疫力。 你可以蒞臨本店藥房IMI 網上營養補充品店選購高質營養補充品和健康產品。

若你感到焦慮需要支持和協助,請與我們的心理諮詢師和心理學家聯絡。 記住:你並不孤單。

下一步

預約診症,請致電 2523 7121在此聯絡我們­

現時互聯網上流傳著許多有關此病毒的各類不確切信息。 為避免引起任何恐慌,我們建議參閱政府認可的網站,例如衛生防護中心。 你亦可於此處參閱由自然療法世界總會所提供的資訊,當中包含了基本建議,並融合自然療法醫學價值的平衡觀點,以降低受感染的風險。

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