updated 30 March 2020
The Chinese medical fraternity did admirable work curing coronavirus and also by swiftly sharing their experience and findings with the rest of the world.
Here’s some advice collected from their experience and from other sources:
The virus obstructs respiratory tracts with thick mucus that blocks airways. Lying on the stomach helps open to lungs.
Important update and facts about the virus from an Asst. Prof. in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
It is quite informative,
and is an excellent summary as to how to avoid the contagion, and it is very clear and easy to follow.
To safeguard yourself against getting the virus
I’ve divided these tips into body hygiene, emotional feeling states, mind and spirit.
This post focuses mainly on body hygiene. Scroll down or look in future posts for more on resilience (mind and spirit).
1.The virus attaches itself to hair and clothes. Any detergent or soap kills it but you must take a bath or shower when you get in from the street. Avoid sitting down anywhere and go straight to the bathroom or shower. (Source: confirmation see video 3 below)
2.Sunlight also neutralizes the virus. If you cannot wash your clothes daily hang them in direct sunlight. (See notes below 1)
3. Wash metallic surfaces carefully as the virus can remain active on these surfaces for up to 9 days. Take note and be vigilant about touching hand rails or door knobs. Also make sure those are kipped down regularly in your own house. (Source confirmation see video 3 below)
4. Don’t smoke.
5. Wash your hands with soap regularly. (A great idea from Thrive Global: think of 3 things to be grateful for each time you wash your hands) (source link)
6. To boost your immune system
– get enough sleep (approx 8 hours)
– do breath work to manage stress (relax on the out breath and make it slightly longer than the in breath) You do this naturally when singing or chanting. (2)
– eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Drink vegetable juice, for example beetroot juice.
– elevate your zinc levels not just your vitamin C levels. (3)
– try to avoid getting the common flu and try to avoid eating or drinking cold things.
– spend time outside, if possible in nature
– exercise, dance, shake your body at least 30 minutes per day
– sing, chant, pray, meditate, play music that elevates your mood or makes you happy. (5)
– reach out and connect with loved ones
– for other ways to boost your immune system (See notes 4 and 5)
11. You may not know you have it. If you do have it, you’ll be infectious for 3 weeks. Self isolate.
12. loss of smell is an early symptom of coronavirus. (Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung )
12. Keep at least 2m from other people in queues and 5 metres away if people cough. (Source: see video 3 below)
Controversial advice in the West but still worth doing:
1. drink lots of hot or warm liquids. In addition, take a sip of warm water every 20 minutes because this keeps your mouth moist and washes any of the virus into your mouth where the gastric juices can neutralize it before it gets to the lungs. (this advice is not medically proven to eradicate the virus but worth doing simply to stay hydrated. We become stupid very fast when we are not hydrated. Also warm drinks instead of cold are recommended to conserve your internal energy power house/core power or chi.)
Here’s master qigong teacher Mantak Chia on why warm is better than cold in preserving your life force:
See also how sound impacts nitric oxide in your body and why this is important ( for more see notes 5)
Other holistic suggestions from Dr Norm Shealy, a long standing medical practitioner from Missouri, USA.
Find a medical practitioner in advance who will be willing to give you high doses of vitamin C by IV drip should you become infected. This is particularly important if there are not enough respirators.
Here is an interview with Dr Norm Shealy who has decades of experience using this strategy on himself and others.
He mentioned Orac (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, meaning antioxidants, substances that can quench free radicals or unstable molecules that can cause cellular damage). Orac can be found naturally in most brightly colored (Green, orange, red) vegetables and cruciferous varieties (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips) more on Orac
More on high doses of vitamin C as a cure. (See note 3 below.)
How to self isolate in a home when one person has the virus and also when to send them to hospital
Excellent advice from South Africa, also regarding safe distances and how long the virus floats in the air before landing.
What to do about all the fear and panic?Some advice from Thomas Huebl
Honoring Our Fear, Finding Our Resilience In Times of Crisis and Pandemic:
– Reach out to others (for support or to support)
– Presence how you feel internally without judging yourself. Are you reacting or responding? What’s your Response-ability (your ability to respond and relate intelligently to others.
– Be present without giving advice (to allow each other’s nervous systems to co-regulate)
– Attune with others to make your group more present and therefore raise the intelligence of everyone in the group.
Further summary notes from the call:
We have been thrown into a river. If it feels too overwhelming we reach out to support each other while we are swimming. We don’t have time to look back and point fingers. We are all swimming in this river together and need to be fully present and support each other to survive.” He also said our spiritual practice is our resilience. It helps us swim. we have far more intelligence as a collective. Regarding under equipped medical teams, he said we need to provide relational support to the care givers while we are locked down. We need to be present for each other without trying to give advice. Just being there and feeling each other’s presence we co-regulate each other. Advice often separates us. Heartfelt connectivity creates relaxation. What can we do about fear? “Ground yourself in the body through breath. I slow down my exhaling and follow my breath into my body. Presence allows me to digest my overwhelm….Yes there is collective fear but it shows me my own fears which are often related to past trauma. The collective trauma field is speaking all the time and it has clouded our thinking. The work for many in lockdown is to both individually and collectively presence and help integrate undigested collective trauma from the past. Co-regulation and group presencing enables tremendous healing for all of us. For example, as laid out in Otto Scharmer’s book TheoryU Also, the medical teams need to take time each day to attune to each other as a group. When you have more coherence in the group you are more intelligent and effective as a team.
You can download the guided meditation from this call and get other resources, videos and articles from Thomas regarding coronavirus on this website https://thomashuebl.com/coronavirus-news/
Elevating your mood
Gratitude, meditation, prayer, music, chanting, singing, dancing, breath work, exercise or doing anything you love elevates your mood Related post from 2015 on this topic
Also watch all the subsequent videos on fear and grounding in the open auditorium with Markus Hirzig. (6)
I’ll be writing a lot more about this in future posts as composting the past is where I have put my focus these last five years.
Further Reference Notes
1. Sunlight: 1918 Flu epidemic – article on how sunlight helped
2. Breath work: There are thousands of beneficial methods. Explore why it helps through Steven Porges – polyvagal theory re how your nervous system works.
3. More on Vitamin C – an article by Lynne mcTaggart
4. Peter Diamandis on further ways how to boost your immune system
5. to further boost your immune system, also explore how to elevate nitric oxide in your body. Beetroot juice is one confirmed way. Sound is another. Gongs, singing bowls, chanting, tuning forks. See research by John Beaulieu on sound. The perfect 5th, C128 and Explore music that makes you joyful. John’s article on sound and coronavirus Also read research about tuning forks spiking nitric oxide
Body tuner sets: for personal use see My interview with John Beaulieu is here with more links.
6. Markus Hirzig – What happens when we project our fear onto others?
Entire interview with Markus Hirzig on grounding and why it is important.