Our office will remain open during Coronavirus outbreak

       

To help prevent the spread of the virus we have instituted some increased measures.  

 

  • We will be wiping the adjusting table down between each patient as well as frequent cleaning of the door handles and surfaces. 

  • We will also maintain a limited number of people in the reception room. 

  • We will be using diffusers with Thieves in the reception and most used rooms in the office. 

  • If you are worried about the virus this is the best time to get in to see us. Chiropractic care should be an essential part of your immune system optimization. 

  • During this time of fear and reaction, your autonomic nervous system will tend to be stuck in a sympathetic dominant state(fight or flight) which will suppress your immune system.  Optimal nervous systems operate in a parasympathetic rest and repair mode most of the time.  

  • Chiropractic care is a vital component to maintain health, especially during times like this. 

  • Research has shown chiropractic adjustments can massively boost the immune response and help turn you from sympathetic dominance to parasympathetic dominance. 

  • Chiropractic care was shown to be extremely effective during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. It is the number one thing our doctors do for ourselves and our families to optimize immune function.  

  • Your best defense against any pathogen is having a robust immune system. Along with chiropractic care here are some of the other immune powerhouses you can add to your routine. 

  • Deep breathing. Breathe slowly and deep through your nose 4-5 seconds then breathe out slower through the mouth making a “ha” sound. Take 3-4 breaths throughout the day. 

  • Meditation. I recommend the Headspace app. It’s free to try. 

  • Improve sleep. A Pitch black, cool room, with no electronics in your room. If you have to bring your phone, turn it on airplane mode and don’t keep it in bed. Don’t look at a screen for an hour before bed. Do your deep breathing while laying in bed. 

  • Diet. Limit sugar intake. Limit flour intake. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables as well as healthy meats and fats. Drink lots of clean water and warm or hot beverages are better than cold ones 

  • Supplements: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Selenium, Zinc, NAC and/or Glutathione.  These have been shown to be necessary and beneficial for a proper immune response during viral insult and respiratory distress. We also suggest glyconutrients and essential oils in our office.  

  • Get outside and get some sunshine if you can. Go for a walk. Walk through the woods. Get into nature. 

  • Moderate exercise. Too much can stress the immune system by leaving you depleted. Too little means low muscle density which is one of the reasons the elderly succumb to all sorts of immune challenges. Besides muscle density there are numerous other benefits to exercise on the immune system like maintaining lymph flow, cardiovascular health, digestive health etc. 

  • Mindset. Turn off the news. Limit your screen time. Get the junk out. Turn on your attention to your family and friends. Be grateful for the many blessings in your life. 

  • We are here for you during this time. If you have any questions please reach out. You can message this page.

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Gabel Chiropractic 

217 6th Avenue South

Clinton, IA 52732

563-243-5674

drgabel@gabelchiropractic.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday   9:00 - 6:00
Wednesday - Friday  9:00 - 5:00