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What HAs BECOME The Outcome of Enforced Isolation?

After 5 Months of Social Distancing

I have been told we have two camps of people: the "Mask-Holes" who are the ones not wearing masks in an effort to exert their free will; to the "Mask-Bullies" who chastise the "Mask-Holes" for not wearing masks in their presence.   And this is the slow simmering of our patience being tried after not having an ability to simply go out and interact without being told which direction we need to walk while in a store or where on the floor is the "stand here" every 6 feet in all stores and even outside the stores.

The Growing Trend I See In My Practice

I travel to New York each month to take care of the people who have supported my practice for many years, some greater than 20 years.  I am committed to their health and well-being and am happy to make the trip each month.  I enjoy seeing them, talking with them and learning about what is new in their lives.  And what I have seen since the "pandemic" began is a subtle trend of the number of body reflexes I test and treat each visit increase from month to month. 

As an example, in the Month of May, the average person I saw had 4 reflexes that needed resetting, in addition to the other components of their treatment.  In the Month of June, the number was now 8 reflexes that needed resetting.  In the Month of July, the average person had 12 reflexes that needed resetting.  Everything is trending upward.  When I travel to New York this coming week, I anticipate more than 12 reflexes.  And it has to do with the effects of "Social Distancing and Social Isolation."  

What I Saw In New York

After helping people in New York last week, much to my dismay, what I anticipated was true.  I had one practice member with as many as 19 blown reflexes.  And to think, I saw them the month before.  The average this past week was 16 reflexes that needed resetting.  This confirmed my suspicion.  People who are living isolated lives, who are staying to themselves and following the "directive" to stay away from others, wear your mask and do not gather in groups of more than 10 people are suffering a weakened constitution and will continue to develop health concerns.  My anticipation if the "quarantine" goes on through the fall is, by next spring people will have chronic respiratory issues as a result.  

Therefore, you need to come in and get a treatment. 

Have all your reflexes checked and reset, so your body is functioning at its highest level possible.  You need to make sure you are taking the appropriate supplements regularly to help keep up your defense mechanisms to continue to deal with this current "new society."   You need to get out daily to go for a walk, a light jog , go cycling or running in an effort to keep your physicality in top shape.  If you can't do those things, then you need to at least have mental stimulation, like doing puzzles, arts and crafts, learn something new.  

Cabin Fever in the Midst of Social Distancing

Believe it or not, this has become the current health concern we ALL need to deal with NOW!  The idle mind creating internal conflict over not having the proper stimulation or freedom to express ourselves to keep it on tract.  This is especially true for the elderly and the unemployed.  It is important for each of us to take time to reach out to those people to see if they are OK, if they need anything, even if it is just to talk.  This will be helpful to their mental health and that will support their physical health.  So do what you can with those who you love and care about.  After all, no one knows how long the world problem is going to be around. 

All the “authorities” have their perspective and everything I hear says they are planning on keeping this "social distancing" thing enforced until late fall, perhaps longer.  And even with the help of scientists, all of it is uncharted territory and we all need to plan for success, not idly sit back and wait for some sort of “bail out.” 

What Happens When One Is Confined For Extended Periods?

The health of the individual has begun to fail.  And I am seeing it every day in my practice when serving my patients. As I stated above, the number of reflexes I see from visit to visit are slowly increasing, which indicated the negative effect on the body as a result of the social distancing.  And this is being seen in the people who are actively taking care of their health.  Can you imagine the people who are not being seen in my office?

For the elderly people, this is more of a concern then it is for the young.  True, we all have access to our devices, our phones, I-pads, tablets, computers, television, NetFlix, etc., and human beings require interacting with other human beings. 

And what we are beginning to find is we need to connect with others.  We need the physical touch of another (many others) in our lives.  We are social beings by nature and need to be able to reach out and hug each other, shake hands and demonstrate our connectivity.  Yes, group chats, Skype, video conferencing are helpful.  But it does not replace the required social interaction of being face to face.  We all take it for granted. 

What this leads to is psychological and mental health imbalances, which eventually manifest in physical conditions.  This “new” health problem is becoming bigger than and adding to the current Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affecting many.  What has been recommended by the "powers that be" and the media are more pharmaceuticals for more people, which will only add to the side-effects and the addictions and other costs associated with poorly addressing the resulting imbalances being created.

What Do WE As A Society Need To DO NOW To Prevent This From Happening?

We need to get back to being able to socialize with each other.  We need to physically interact with each other.  We need the physical contact; the hug, the hand-shake, the physical contact.  We need to see each other out in public and we need to socialize openly.  If we cannot find the time to do this, then we need to take the time to call one another; to face-time with one another; e-mail one another.  Facebook actually has some benefits right now, as long as people are using it to stay connected, stay light and share some humor.  If they are sharing doom and gloom, this is the wrong information and will lead to increasing people’s stress.

All of this will help.  But we still need to have the physical interaction.  So here is my advice during Social Isolation. 

If you are cooped up with your family and there are more than 2 of you, or especially if you live alone:

  • Set up time every day to add something new to your interaction. You want to vary things so as not to get into a “Cabin-Fever” situation. 
  • It is OK and actually healthy for you to get outside every day. Get some sun and create the best opportunity to generate some vitamin D.  Vitamin D is the most important vitamin for maintaining proper health.  It supports proper Immune Health, Musculoskeletal Health, Hormonal Health and a sense of well-being.  That is why GOD made it free…you simply have to go outside and expose yourself to this Free Vitamin.
  • Go for a walk in nature, especially where there are plenty of trees and other plants. Trees recycle the air we breathe.  They make more oxygen for all of us.  Getting a fresh batch of that every day, from the source, will be excellent for your health and well-being.  There is a shortage of ventilators for the people with respiratory conditions.  You don’t want to create one for yourself by breathing the same stale air everyday by staying inside. 
  • If you are physically challenged and are confined to a wheel chair or some other restriction, have someone come and take you outside for a spell. It will help you and will help them to get outside.  It will be good for you, both physically and mentally to get outside and see some nature.  Maybe it requires a car ride.  So what!  You have the time; you have the space.

Let’s take advantage of the time to reconnect with yourself, your spirit, your ability to stay grounded and connected to Source Energy.

If you are able to do this for yourself and your loved ones, when the time of “Social Distancing” and “Enforced Quarantine” have passed, you will be much more balanced and mentally prepared to continue on in your life.  There will be new changes that will have been created as a consequence of this Universal Problem we are all facing now. 

Planning for your tomorrow and being proactive is ALWAYS better than waiting for someone to tell you what to do. 

Stay Well, Stay Happy and Stay Compassionate;


Continually Yours to Health, Naturally;


Doc Rick

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