[August 2021 Newsletter] Back to School: Children's Immune System and Adult's Stress Level.
AcuBay Clinic, August 2021
Back to School: Children's Immune System and Adult's Stress Level
Children: A Stronger Immune System
With the vaccinations rolling in, it looked hopeful that the coronavirus was under control. However, COVID-19 cases started to rise again while the new Delta Variant was discovered to be more contagious.
With schools opening up and accepting students, many parents are worried about what the school year will be like this year.
Here are some tips from AcuBay Clinic for parents and teachers to implement onto kids:
Stay connected to your kids
Ease your child's worries
Give your child a sense of control
Check-in with your child about how their day went.
Validate your child's feelings
Help them think positively
Have a routine
Emphasize safety measures
Apart from the vaccinations which help further build a stronger immune system to fight off viruses, here are some other methods to consider:
Acupuncture Points to remember:
AcuPress, Glutathione Patches, and Little Sentinel (a herbal tincture supplement) are all available at AcuBay Clinic to further support children's immune systems.
Here are some food options that can also help:
Adults: Maintaining Stress Levels
Everyone is experiencing stress due to the sudden changes that were forced upon due to the coronavirus. With the situation getting worse, parents and teachers are experiencing stress that cannot be easily brushed off. In order to maintain those stress levels to a healthy level, here are some tips from AcuBay Clinic:
Acupressure Points to remember:
Acupress, Silent Night Patches, Nirvana Patches, and Lucid Mind (a herbal tincture supplement) are available at AcuBay Clinic that can further help with maintaining stress levels.
Here are some food options that can also help:
No matter what age, we still need to follow the original precautions to build a better environment for everyone.
Keeping your hands clean:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day.
Clean and disinfect:
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces can help reduce the risk of illness. This includes frequently touched items such as doorknobs, faucets, keyboards, tablets, and phones.
With schools opening up, CDC offers health tips that will make for a successful school year for everyone including students, teachers, school staff, and their families.
Back to School Tips directly from CDC:
Take COVID-19 seriously. Students benefit from in-person learning and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority. CDC has COVID-19 specific guidance for K-12 schools and Colleges and Universities.
Mental health is important to the learning process. CDC data shows that the pandemic has created significant stress and trauma for children, adolescents, and families. Schools can help promote student well-being with CDC evidence-based strategies like establishing safe and supportive school environments and referring students to appropriate mental and physical health services.
Routine vaccinations save lives. Getting required vaccines can help protect children and teens as they grow into adulthood. Making sure children get vaccinated is one of the most important things parents can do.
Washing hands stops germs. Handwashing with soap and water is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of colds, flu, and other diseases to others.
Help children with special health care needs. The pandemic can present unique challenges for children with special health care needs. CDC has tips for helping these children make the transition back to the classroom.
Eat well, be active, and get enough sleep. Make sure children drink plenty of water, limit sugary drinks, and practice healthy eating at home and school to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight and to support brain development and healthy growth. It’s also important to help kids get the recommended 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity, as well as the right amount of sleep every night. Teens need at least 8 hours of sleep per night—younger students need at least 9 hours.
Be tobacco free. Youth use of any tobacco product is unsafe. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students. However, youth also report using cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products. Tobacco products contain nicotine which is highly addictive and can harm the developing adolescent brain – specifically the areas of the brain that are responsible for learning, memory, and attention. For help to quit, you can talk with your healthcare provider or visit CDC.gov/quit.
Stay cool in the heat. With above average temperatures in multiple parts of the country, it is important to limit outdoor activity during the middle of the day when the sun is hottest. Wear and reapply sunscreen, seek shade, drink plenty of water, and know how to prevent heat-related illness in athletes.
For additional information, please visit the CDC website for more details.
Working together brings the best results.
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