• Heidi Eimermann MD

Self Care During Social Distancing

Updated: Apr 14, 2020

Feeling anxious?

I know I am. We are experiencing an unprecedented disruption in our lives. The uncertainty of the current situation generates anxiety. You may be experiencing difficulty sleeping, irritability, problems concentrating. This is a normal response. At a time when we'd like to come together to support each other, we're told to stay apart.


What can you do?

  • It's Spring! Get outside. Take a deep breath of fresh air and soak up some Vitamin D. Go for a walk. If you can't get out, just throw open a window.

  • Keep to a routine. Go to bed and get up at the same time as usual. This is especially important for the kids. Have that family dinner that's usually so hard to achieve.

  • It's hard to turn away from the information overload on social media, but take a break. There's a lot of misinformation out there. When you pick up your phone to check Facebook or Instagram, try calling, not texting, an old friend. You'll both feel good afterwards.

  • Check in on your older family members and neighbors. Offer to drop off a meal.


Acupressure

Stress and anxiety impair our immune function making us more susceptible to viruses like COVID-19. Acupuncture can boost immunity and ease anxiety. Since having an acupuncture treatment may not be an option for you, at this time, check out these links on acupressure for anxiety and immunity.


https://www.healthline.com/health/pressure-points-for-anxiety


https://www.chinesemedicineliving.com/acupuncture/5-acupressure-points-to-boost-your-immune-system/


Take Care Everyone!



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