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Santa Monica Wellness Center Offering Telemedicine Appointments to Current Patients

To Our Beloved Santa Monica Wellness Center Community,

It has been always been our honor and our intention to support our patients on their healing journeys by providing compassionate care at our clinic.

We are fortunate to be able to provide continuation of care through our telemedicine services for our current patients.

If you are already a patient at SMWC and need supplement refills or would like a telemedicine appointment, please reach out via email to frontdesk@santamonicawellness.com.

In the meantime, we recommend that you:

1.) Please contact your medical doctor if you become ill with fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

2.) Consider steps to support your immune system (click on links for detailed info):

  • Sleep at least seven hours a night.
  • Hydrate well. Click here for tips on how to upgrade hydration habits.
  • Support optimal immunity and peace of mind with qigong, meditation, getting into nature  (that includes spending time in your garden, front or back yard, enjoying the beauty that spring has to offer).
  • Eat nutrient-dense foods, including good sources of zinc, selenium, Vitamin A, immune-supporting mushrooms,  greens such as kale (recipes hereprebiotics, incorporating more herbs and spices into your food, such as tumeric and ginger.
  • Reduce sugar intake – find tips on how to overcome cravings here.
  • Check in with your breath to make sure you’re breathing properly, enhancing oxygen uptake.
  • Build emotional resilience with this practice.
  • Get the appropriate amount of sunlight for Vitamin D.
  • Consider foods and lifestyle practices for seasonal support from the wisdom of the Chinese Medicine tradition.
  • Before attempting to “boost” your immune system, read this and check with your healthcare practitioner before adding any herbs or nutritional supplements to your regime.

From the SMWC family to yours, we wish you healthy and harmony always.

 

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald and Lauren Howard, L.Ac.

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