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With social distancing becoming a crucial daily practice and even legal obligation for some states, limiting in-office visits can cause a disruption in client treatment plans and critical revenue for chiropractic offices.
Supporting clients from a distance
One option that doctors might consider is virtually dispensing supplements, vitamins, personal care, and household cleaning products to their clients. Not only does opening a virtual dispensary allow clients to order online and have products shipped directly to their home, but it can provide chiropractors with much-needed financial support while in-office visits are limited.
There are thousands of products available to chiropractic clients through Wellevate®, Emerson Ecologics’ virtual dispensary platform. Everything from foundational immune support like elderberry and vitamin C to household products like natural cleaning sprays and air purifiers can be sent as a recommendation directly to clients through Wellevate. With their Wellevate accounts, chiropractors can also send customized protocols and recommendations to clients for even easier ordering. It’s free to create an account and easy to sign up at wellevate.me.
Supporting a healthy immune system
Optimal nutrition status is important to supporting a healthy immune system. As your clients may be asking about immune support right now, our medical education team recommends that you first ensure proper protective lifestyle measures are in place, including proper hand-washing techniques, use of humidifiers at home, and coughing and sneezing into the crook of your arm. Also, be sure to focus on good nutrition, adequate sleep, fresh air, and moderate exercise daily.
Once you have covered these bases, additional immune support combinations may assist in supporting your patients’ healthy immune response. Emerson’s medical experts recommend things like elderberry, garlic extract, selenium, zinc, vitamins A & D, and oral probiotics as top immune and respiratory support choices. These supplements may help provide patients with additional support to stay well.*
Vitamin C supports both the production and function of leukocytes (white blood cells), especially neutrophils, lymphocytes, and phagocytes. *
Vitamin D is critical to the function of many body systems including musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular.*
Zinc is an antioxidant nutrient that can synergize with selenium, vitamins, A, C, D, and E to support redox balance.*
Quercetin is a flavanol found in many foods such as onions, broccoli apples, and grapes which is known to support normal, healthy histamine levels.*
Elderberry supports immune function with an affinity for the respiratory tract and is rich with vitamin C and flavonoids.*
Probiotics can enhance epithelial cell barrier function, which helps support immunity, as well as a healthy inflammatory response.*
Mushrooms have been used for centuries to support immune health with immunomodulatory effects due, in part, to the potent polysaccharides they contain known as beta glucans.*
Echinacea helps stimulate immune complement, which is the part of the immune system that enhances the function of antibodies and phagocytes.*
Colostrum is a rich source of antioxidants, lactoferrin, insulin-like growth factor I and II, immunoglobulin, oligosaccharides, vitamin A, and alpha tocopherol.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
About the author
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, ND, is the preeminent expert in integrative & functional medical approaches to infertility in North America and Emerson Ecologics’ Vice President of Medical Education & Wellevate.