Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 with Chinese Medicine [VIDEO]

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Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 with Chinese Medicine [VIDEO]

In this video, I try my darndest to break down Traditional Chinese medicine’s view on the coronavirus (COVID-19) into plain n’ simple terms. I also shared three things you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19  (and other seasonal “bugs”) that you might not have thought of.

As I mentioned at 2:15, learn more about Damp-causing foods here.

IMPORTANT: The suggestions in this video do not replace CDC recommendations. Wash your hands, minimizing contact with others, and if you’re sick—even if you think it’s just a little cold—please stay home (for everyone’s sake).

We all need to be on the same page with this one.

Did you learn anything new from this video? And what’s one suggestion that you can start doing right now to protect yourself from COVID-19? Please share your thoughts (or questions) in the comments below!


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    Pat Keller March 20, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Thanks, Sharon . This made me stop and think even tho I have heard it before. Sometimes we just need to stop and think! We are well. I afraid I will be climbing walls before this is over!

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm

      Oh, good. I totally agree! Although, sometimes we need to stop and NOT think too, but that’s a whole other topic. ;) Sending good health wishes to you and Millett, and I hope you can get back to all of your daily endeavors soon! XOX

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        Ben March 23, 2020 at 3:07 pm

        Excellent video and info

        Thanks so much 🙏🏻

        • Sharon Gray
          Sharon Gray March 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm

          Thank you, Ben! I’m so glad you liked it! :)

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    Kendal Swinski March 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks, Sharon!! With your advice on keeping healthy and Pat’s Pilates-strength, she should be *able* to climb walls before this is all over! Jon loved this video too and wants to add his 2-cents of American expertise… “Sleep & hydrate” he says!

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      SO true, Kendal! I hope Pat sees this post. She is a superhero in so many ways. And please thank Jon for sharing his well-earned “American” expertise! lol I’ll have to remind folks of these important recommendations in another post. A deep bow of gratitude for his work on the front line (not just with COVID-19, but EVERY day). Firefighters ROCK!!! XOX

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    Kathy Gray March 20, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I like your video, but I want you to put a hat on! And maybe some mittens!

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      Hi, Sister. :) It was actually in the 60s that day (despite the snow on the ground). There was a lady around the corner in a bikini and a guy walking around with shorts and a t-shirt. I may look overly warm, but at least my Wei Qi was protected! lol

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    Zan Edson March 20, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    Lovely, thank you dear Sharon! Wellness blessings… <3

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you, Love! Wellness blessings right back at you! ❤️ XOX

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    Sara Tro March 21, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Oh my! So wonderful to see your face, hear your voice, and listen to your wisdoms!! I miss you so, and totally appreciate your thoughts on this crisis. I remember my first acupuncture treatment, the practitioner talking about our “wind gate” on the back of our neck, and I’ve never forgotten it, but appreciate the reminder too!
    It looks so beautiful and crisp there, and you are a sight for sore eyes ❤️

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you, Love! I miss you too!! YES! The back of the neck is often referred to as the “Wind Gate” (which is also the name of a local acupuncture point). We need to be extra careful to protect this area, especially in cold, damp, windy weather. Just another reason to stock up on cute scarves! :) XOX ❤️

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    Nina Gettler March 21, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for the reminder, Sharon. Now I feel a bit guilty for the 2 cookies I ate yesterday. Thank goodness, there’s only one left.

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      Noooooo guilt necessary, Nina! Cookies are nourishing in different ways. Just listen to your body, and know when you’ve crossed the line into risky Damp Land. :) XOX

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    Gail Maynard March 21, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Thank You for this Sharon, you look amazing💜💜💜

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Gail! Sending you good wishes and a big hug! XOX ❤️❤️❤️

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    Amy McCarthy March 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you so much Sharon, for staying in touch, and continuing to share your wisdom. It’s always helpful, and even more so now. At least the sun has been out in the Puget Sound area, enabling us to get out into our gardens for dirt and plant therapy. I will stay bundled up!

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 21, 2020 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you, Amy! I’m so glad I can help–though I’ve got nothin’ on plants and dirt. They are the most healing of all! Stay well, and enjoy the sunshine! XOX

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        Connie Rowe March 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

        So good to see and heR you,Sharon! Thank you for the good advice. We are definitely trying to stay well during this scary time. So far we are fine. We will take your advice to heart. Be sure to take good care of yourselves. We miss you.
        Connie and Tom

        • Sharon Gray
          Sharon Gray March 23, 2020 at 3:40 pm

          Hello Connie and Tom! SO good to hear from you! I’m glad you liked the video. More importantly, I’m glad you’re both doing well. Take care and stay healthy! And I miss you too!!! ❤️

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    Leah Ann Ann Sperl March 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Very Informative Sharon. Stay well

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray March 23, 2020 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you, Leah Ann! You stay well too! ❤️

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    Christa April 22, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Very much enjoyed this. I’m glad that Ali mentioned you on her IG about this. I didn’t want you to stop giving advice so will you perhaps be adding more info very very soon?

    • Sharon Gray
      Sharon Gray April 23, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Thank you, Christa! I needed that nudge. :) I just shared a new video that I made 3 weeks ago, right before I got swept up in a big move. I finally feel like I can breathe again, so I’ll be sharing lots more soon. Thanks again! ❤️

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