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Ahimsa Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr. Mary Ann Tanksley Ahimsa Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr. Mary Ann Tanksley Ahimsa Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr. Mary Ann Tanksley Ahimsa Health Acupuncture and Herbal MedicineDr. Mary Ann Tanksley Ahimsa Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

coronavirus recommendations


Fortify the body's natural immunity and capacity to prevent and minimize symptoms when exposed to the virus. It is crucial to strengthen the host environment. Prevention will be more efficient, cost effective, and less time consuming than treating the effects of severe illness.

Acupuncture works in a cumulative method of regular and consistent treatments to balance the body's neural system, hormonal function, and organ system. Regular acupuncture treatments fortify the immune system with greater resistance to illness and trauma. 

The Physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following supplementation is recommended for adults; child dosage should be reduced according with proportion to body weight:

Vitamin C: 1,000 mg - 3 X daily

Vitamin D3: 2,000 IU - 1 x daily

Magnesium: 400 mg - 1 x daily

Selenium: 100 mcg - 1 x daily

Zinc: 20 mg - 1 x daily

Avoid Contact with Infected Persons:

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

Avoid Contact with Infected Surfaces Or Objects:

Though it is not thought to be the main way of spreading the virus, person may be able become infected with the  COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Wipe surfaces of objects and surfaces regularly with 10% bleach mixture. 

(though there are people uncomfortable with using bleach, be aware that there are bacteria and virus that only bleach has been shown to eliminate.)

Wash Hands often throughout the day, and immediately upon returning to your home.

Ventilate and Humidify Your Home and Work Spaces. 

Keep air clean and circulating, reduce crowding, and humidify rooms when humidity is low.  Increasing the humidity from 30 to 50 percent, has been shown to corresponded to up to a 32 percent drop in the influenza virus ability to survive.  Researchers have found that the Coronavirus survives better on surfaces at 20 percent humidity rather than at 50 percent.


AT THE FIRST SIGN OF EXPOSURE SYMPTOMS: is important to seek medical help and take action to minimize the effects on the body as well as prevent spreading the virus.

  • COVID-19 Symptoms may appear (2-14 days after exposure)
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

At the First Sign of Symptoms:

Schedule a phone or online treatment session with your licensed Acupuncture Physician. There are specific acupuncture points and specific herbal prescriptions indicated to help expel the pathogen in the first early stage, and specific acupuncture points and specific herbal prescriptions to treat the internal heat and cough of the second and third stages. Your licenses acupuncturist can help guide you to these points for self-acupressure treatment.

The herbal formula, Yin Qiao San, is recommended to take immediately to help your body expel the virus and subdue the adverse effects on the body. When necessary, this herbal formula can be modified by your Doctor of Oriental Medicine to fit the individual patients needs.

See your Doctor of Oriental Medicine for this prescription. During the Coronavirus threat, Yin Qiao San, can be available and handy at home and while traveling to take at the first signs of symptoms to reduce and resolve the viral attack.

Contact your Primary Medical Doctor for evaluation and appropriate COVID-19 testing, as determined necessary. Follow their recommendations for antibiotics and/or antivirals. 

Research indicates, Yin Qiao San, can work collectively with other prescribed COVID-19 medications to effectively shorten the duration and successfully resolve the Coronavirus Illness.

The herbal formula, Zhi Sou San, is recommended to effectively resolve the cough, and can be modified for the patient as needed, by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

See your Doctor of Oriental Medicine for this prescription.

Eat lightly to allow the body to utilize energy to resolve the illness, rather than digest heavy foods. 

Clear broths with leafy bitter greens included will have the most beneficial affects in resolving the symptoms and illness. 

Rest is vital to overcoming this virus.