What the Experts Say About 2021-2022 Flu Season
What is the Definition of Seasonal Flu / Influenza?
(“Flu” is the abbreviation commonly used for “Influenza.”)
According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world. It represents a year-round disease burden. It causes illnesses that range in severity and sometimes lead to hospitalization and death.
Most people recover from fever and other symptoms within a week without requiring medical attention. However, influenza can cause severe illness or death, particularly among high risk groups including the very young, the elderly, pregnant women, health workers and those with serious medical conditions.
Is It Flu or Allergies?
As a person who
a) lives in a wooded community and
b) has been diagnosed as being allergic to trees, shrubs, and grasses,
I often have occasion to wonder whether I have the flu or allergies. Thus, I researched and wrote about it. Click Here to see that post.
When is the “Regular Flu” Season?
In temperate climates, seasonal epidemics occur mainly during winter, while in tropical regions, influenza may occur throughout the year, causing outbreaks more irregularly. ~ WHO
Flu season is here. In the United States, it usually ramps up in October and is the worst between December and February.
Note: I am not a medical doctor and am not providing medical advice. Instead, I’m sharing educational and informational experts about this year’s round of flu. The following is an excerpt from an article on the subject, in the Washington Post.
Flu viruses may also roar back with more opportunities to spread this fall and winter in reopened schools, workplaces and businesses, especially where masks are not mandated. Hospitals already battling simultaneous pediatric spikes in covid-19 and RSV fear oxygen and staffing will be stretched thin if flu and coronavirus admissions surge together in the months ahead — a dreaded scenario they avoided during the last winter surge.
Why Do Docs Recommend Flu Shots and Who Should Get Them?
Expert medical researchers and physicians say that getting an annual flu shot/vaccine is the BEST way to help prevent catching the flu and can reduce serious complications that may result in hospitalization or even death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for children, getting an annual flu vaccine can even be lifesaving. It recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older (including pregnant people).
A flu vaccine can still reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill from flu and even dying from it. In addition, getting your flu vaccine will also help keep you out of the hospital, leaving the beds for COVID-19 patients and others who need them.
For years, I chose not to get the flu vaccine. I made that decision because reports were that the then-current vaccine was based on previous years’ varieties of the flu, not whatever strain was now in play.
However, a physician convinced me that, if I got the flu shot AND the flu, the flu symptoms would be greatly reduced compared to the situation had I not been vaccinated for influenza.
With the advent of the COVID-19 virus, I now get both vaccines, not wanting to “mix and match” illnesses nor to “play Russian Roulette” with my life and health.
Yes, You Can Get the “Regular Flu” and the COVID-19 Virus at the Same Time!
I’m sure you already know that the CDC, the WHO, and other medical professionals highly recommend getting the full number of doses of the vaccinations for COVID.
Millions of people all over the world now have taken these vaccines with predictable results.
Those who are vaccinated either avoid COVID-19 or have demonstrably lighter symptoms.
The comparatively few deaths that have occurred have been in people who had additional physical challenges which overcame the ability of the immune system to prevail.
Getting your shots is especially important these days because you can get sick with COVID-19 and flu at the same time, as experts expect both to spread this fall/winter.
How MAY AND CAN
I Help You Face These Issues?
Well, there are several options!
- I’m not a doctor, but I have many certifications in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) – aka “holistic healing” modalities.
- I’m certified as a hypnotherapist and have been teaching meditation techniques for years.
- In addition, I’m certified as a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. To learn more about those things, Click Here.
- I am a Reiki Master and use several other energy healing modalities.
Click Here to see sample testimonials from my clients.
Let’s See Some Examples
So, in addition to the classes and consultations I offer, below are just a few of the things we could discuss to see if they’ll help you.
You can get some of these items without the need for a free initial consultation. An example is the guided meditation for sleep below.
(I’ll tell you how to get that free consult at the end of this post.)
Where? Online, of course! My products can be ordered online, and my services can be conducted online via Zoom, email, and other options.
Even the Fear of Flu Can Cause Stress.
My Tips and Tools Address That and Lots of Other Conditions.
For Sleeplessness, Pain, Stress, and Many More Issues, Help Is Available
For sleeplessness due to anxiety and “thinking too much,” you can get the following proven products.
Downloadable Guided Meditation for Sleep
Sleep Like A Baby Guided Meditation.
Or, if you want something more personalized, I can create a customized HypnoMeditation for you. It will use your words to address the specific issues that are stressful to you. Those include fears, limiting beliefs, and other challenges you wish to overcome.
There will be no subliminal messages that you cannot hear, and we’ll agree on the content before the meditation is finalized.
It comes in the format of a recording that you can play as often as you want to allay fears.
Distance Healy Sessions
Distance Reiki Sessions
Each of these topics is too voluminous to describe here. Therefore, I suggest you ask me about them during our free consultation (info below).
Meanwhile, here’s the link for an extensive education about Healy, which is an FDA-cleared device for use with pain. Healy.
For reasons beyond comprehension, my Reiki link is not working. Consequently, it will have to suffice to say Reiki is a form of energy work that can be done in person and remotely. It has been effective enough that many hospitals and other medical practices allow its use in their facilities for people and for animals.
Stress Less – With or Without the Flu
I know a bunch of techniques to reduce stress ~ both long-term and in the moment. We can discuss your needs, and I can provide you with classes and consultations on various tools, or can share some “quick fixes” during our Sip & Share Session on Zoom.
Free Initial Consult via Zoom!
Click on this link to learn more: Sip & Share: De-Stress Chats on Zoom
For questions, comments, or to book a free consultation, email me at MyGetWellGuru@gmail.com. I’m not intimidating, and I look forward to talking with you!
Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well!