Herbal/ Immune boosting/ lung tonifing and antiviral Inventory:

Dear Community:
It may be inevitable that in the coming days many people around us will be getting sick. It is our most sincere hope that by sharing this knowledge and information and making these products and herbs available to you in our community we can help support all of us in the difficult days ahead.
While these herbs and supplements may not be as powerful as vaccines and drug antivirals. This are a carefully curated list to help you build up your bodies immune system and lung strength.
Please note: the information below does not attempt to diagnose or cure any disease. If you think you may have contracted CoVid-19, Please call Health Link at 811 Immediately and in the mean time here are some things you can do to support yourself.
For what we know of Covid-19, is that it attaches in the throat and bronchial tubes and then enters the lungs where if allowed to proliferate, will cause heavy mucous which blocks the lungs and is the causation of mortality in such cases.
So knowing this we feel there are 3 approaches which need to be addressed.
1. Prevention: avoiding the virus
and strengthening the immune system before you get sick.
2. Supporting the lungs in general, cleansing the lungs of debris and phlegm in general and strengthening the tissues of the throat, lungs and bronchioles. Again, best is BEFORE we come into contact with this virus.
3. If you happen to contract the virus it is very important to stop or slow the proliferation phase of the virus ASAP. At this time you would be contacting 811 and then try to support your body as much as possible with any antiviral herbs or medicines you have available to you. The Proliferation Phase is referring to the first few days when your symptoms are minor and may include a sore throat, fever, or minor cough.

What we have available: 

Herbal Immune boosting, lung tonic and antiviral Inventory:

Astragalus Combination 1:                                                12 units @ 33$

Echinacea Mix :                                                                    12 units @ 33$

Cold remedy (Gan Mao sachets):                                      1 Unit @ $15.75

Dao Labs cold and allergy (15 pack of singles):              1 Unit @ $50.40

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan:                                                           1 Unit @ $31.43

Cold relief Granules (single serving):                               4 Units @ $2.10 

Nin Jiom  (cough syrup):                                                     5 Units @ $15.75

Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang                                                          6 units @ $25.20

Phlegm Transforming                                                         1 Unit @ $26.25

Xiao Chai Hu Tang                                                               6 Units @ $47.25

Xiao Yao San                                                                        10 Units @ $36.15

Yin Qiao San                                                                         9 Units @ $10.50

L-Lysine                                                                                 Potentially 2 Units

Colloidal Silver                                                                     none at this time. 

Gan Mao Ling                                                                      none at this time $27.30

Essential Oils

Tea Tree (10ml)                                                                   3 units @ $9.98  Potentially +30 more.

Eucalyptus (10ml)                                                               3 units @ $9.98  Potentially +30 more.

Peppermint (10ml)                                                             4 units @ $9.98  Potentially  +30 More.

Hand Sanitizer                                Potentially 60 units available

We are attempting to make these available to you as close to cost as possible. We are going to be able to include contactless drop off to deliver to your door in the local Edmonton area. For distance orders, shipping is not included. 

To order or if you have further questions please contact us via email:  info@bodydevotion.com.

Thank you, and please take care of yourselves,

Brandy Buchanan R.Ac, Owner BodyDevotion.

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PLEASE NOTE THE CLINIC IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED AS OF MARCH 19/2020.

Due to requirements by our governing bodies we have temporarily suspended services at the clinic.

Currently you will not be able to Schedule online until after the 8th of April.
We will be rescheduling all patients that were booked in March, tentatively in April.
Kindly let us know by email, should you need to reschedule.

This current situation is highly variable and we will continue to amend our policies as new information arises.
As such we are suspending all fees associated with last min changes or cancellation of appointments.

We will also be topping up our supply of antiviral and immune boosting herbal medicines which enhance overall immunity and making these as available as possible to our community.

For contactless drop off in the Edmonton area or to ship to you as needed please order by email at

Info@bodydevotion.com.

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IMPORTANT: updates about Covid-19 and the clinic

Good afternoon Community

Like so many of these you may have received already we find ourselves grappling with the difficult decision to remain open or to temporarily suspend services. We want you to know we take this situation very seriously and personally. In health care we act always in protection of vulnerable persons. We want you to know for us as well this is very personal, as some of our team and families are those vulnerable persons. For most of us this may be a flu that will pass, for some of us the current situation is much more severe and it is by and for these people we state and ask the following.

For now we have decided to remain open alongside our Medical team.
We have always and will continue to institute a strict protocol for hygiene and cleanliness in the clinic

We have been taking our cues and information directly from the WHO and Alberta Health and have already set a standard of going beyond what they have been recommending.

We have been working closely with our in house Medical team for the past month and have already established required periods of isolation for all staff whom have travelled internationally, and as of this past Monday, all will be requiring medical clearance before returning to work.

We have begun this action from early March and will continue forward with our overly cautious approach as we continue to assess the current risks.

As our clinic is not a place where mass amounts of people gather, on average our clinic is visited by less than 10 people per day in separate and constantly cleaned treatment rooms.

Even still we will be stepping up our efforts and taking proactive cleaning measures between patient visits to ensure you our Community continue to feel comfortable and safe coming into the clinic.

We will be adding extra time between each visit to give an additional thorough cleaning using medical grade cleaners on all treatments spaces and tools, everything from door knobs to face cradles.

We would also like to remind and encourage both clients and staff, to stay up to date with accurate information, from trustworthy and current sources, such as AHS and the Government of Alberta.

We also ask clients and staff to stay home if they are feeling unwell. We will be waiving all fees normally associated with last-minute cancellations, kindly let us know by phone, text, or email, should you need to reschedule.
Phone or text: 780-246-0682

This current situation is highly variable and we will continue to amend our policies as new information arises. We are following the Health Canada guidelines on safe hygiene practices.

We will also be topping up our supply of antivirals and herbal medicines which enhance overall immunity. These are currently available in clinic, and for those whom are not available to come into the clinic we will be working at making them more available to drop off/ship to you as needed in the near future.

I will be writing a series of blogs about simple things we can do to improve immunity, lung and lymphatic health, and how we can work on bolstering our immunity as a community. Please follow us on FB and/or IG, or check back to our website for further information.

Wishing everybody good health in the weeks ahead.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,
Brandy Buchanan – R.Ac, Owner
Sonya Gruz-Brownlow – Client Care Manager
BodyDevotion Acupuncture and Massage

Alberta Health Services
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca
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Offering Direct Billing, A big step for our little clinic.

 

Happy New Year Everyone 🙂 we know were late, but well.. we have been busy planning something special for you for 2020: Direct Billing !!! Yay!!!

We are so pleased to be able to finally be able to offer this service to all of our Clients, in fact it took us most of 2019 to set it all up and test it and make sure there were as few glitches as possible. And now we are ready!! We also have a few more announcements coming in 2020 so its going to be a big year for our little clinic.

 

A Special Thanks to Our Client Care Manager Sonya, Our Amazing team, and all of our valuable Patents old and new!! There is no greater compliment than sending us your loved ones, so special thanks to those clients that sent us their family or friends or took time to give us a review on line. Thank you, thank you, we couldn’t have got this far without you. 

Now thats Devotion, 

 

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These 3 Activities Will Keep Your Mind Sharp and Bring You Joy

 

 

Yes, nutrition and exercise are paramount for a long, healthy life. But keeping your mind sharp is just as important. Whether you’re a senior looking to combat cognitive decline, a younger person who is trying to excel in your career, or someone who’s battling addiction, one of the best things you can do is find a new hobby. Learning new skills that exercise both your mind and body helps keeps you healthy, prolongs your life, and makes you more productive. Try one (or all) of these activities that can challenge you and bring joy to your life.

 

Learning a New Instrument

 

Being able to play a musical instrument is awesome for many reasons, but the journey of learning how to play is the real reward. Music training can improve long-term memory and brain development in younger people, and it can specifically benefit older people who may be experiencing slower reaction times as they age. Learning an instrument is a rich, multi-sensory experience that involves hearing, touch, vision, and fine motor skills.

 

Starting to play an instrument in your later years doesn’t have to be as hard as you may think. In fact, life experience is a great advantage. Listening to a wide array of music over a lifetime can give you perspective, along with an understanding of musical structures (even if it’s a subconscious understanding). Also, you’ve likely acquired the discipline and focus to practice, and the training can relieve stress—which adults will appreciate more so than kids. Plus, you’re choosing to play your instrument instead of being made to. Read this article for more information on why adults should take up a musical instrument.

 

Arts & Crafts

 

Another great skill for seniors and younger people to learn is how to create arts and crafts. While it’s a fun way to stimulate the brain, creating something that you can see and touch can be cathartic as well. Whether it’s drawing, painting, pottery, crocheting, bookbinding or the like,  arts and crafts are beneficial—no matter if they are done as an individual or in a group. It’s great for people of all ages, but it’s particularly beneficial for retirees who are looking to add a meaningful activity to their lives and keep their minds sharp.

 

Dancing

 

Dancing is one of the most fun and overall healthy activities that anyone can do. For kids, it’s a great alternative to team sports that provides a way for them to channel their endless energy, while also offering many other physical, mental, social, and educational benefits. Physical benefits for seniors include better muscle function, balance, flexibility, and stability—all of which can help prevent injuries. Dancing can also improve cognitive function, fight off dementia, promote emotional health, and improve your sense of well-being.

 

Hobbies like dancing are particularly effective for older adults who are recovering from addiction. The movements are an entertaining yet powerful way to articulate thoughts and emotions that are difficult to express through words or other communication methods.

 

Adding a new and challenging hobby to your exercise and nutrition routine can improve your mental and emotional health in countless ways. Why not try learning an instrument, creating arts or crafts, or dancing? At the very least, you will have tried something new and added a little adventure to your day.

 

Photo Credit: Unsplash

 

We’d like to give a Big Thanks to Karen Weeks of elderwellness.net for providing us with this article.

 

 

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