By now, lots of us have had one version or other of the Covid-19 vaccine. A lot of anxiety has diminished, and will be further reduced by you knowing you’re immune to Covid-19. The nurses can do the special antibody blood test for you if you call to make an appointment or visit our website. […]
Recently I’ve noticed that a few of my patients have not been so well after the second dose of Fosan BioNTech vaccine. Side-effects seem to range from having a sore arm, to a mild headache and fatigue. However some people are worse – felt really strange, very fatigued, and couldn’t go to work for a […]
Further information on mRNA vaccines :
Messenger RNA (mRNA) is found in all living cells. These strands of genetic code act as chemical intermediaries between the DNA and protein producers. The vaccine is like a cookery recipe, injecting it into your arm is simply giving specific information to your cells and letting them read it. Your cells expertly assemble the tiny part of the Spike protein from ingredients they already have. After this, the immune system quickly goes after the spike protein fragment, learning to build up a defense against the coronavirus, should it ever encounter it.
Because we don’t normally have mRNA encoding Spike protein floating around in our cells, after we tip off our immune system, the mRNA from the vaccine is destroyed by the cell after its ‘instructions’ are read. Experts believe that mRNA isn’t the same as DNA, and it can’t combine with our DNA to change our genetic code. mRNA never even goes into the nucleus, the part of the cell contains all of your own DNA.
Information from U.S. CDC website: ‘Viral vector vaccines use a modified version of a different virus (the vector) to deliver important instructions to our cells. For COVID-19 viral vector vaccines, the vector (not the virus that causes COVID-19, but a different, harmless virus) will enter a cell in our body and then use the cell’s machinery to produce a harmless piece of the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists began creating viral vectors in the 1970s. Besides being used in vaccines, viral vectors have also been studied for gene therapy, to treat cancer, and for molecular biology research. For decades, hundreds of scientific studies of viral vector vaccines have been done and published around the world. Some vaccines recently used for Ebola outbreaks have used viral vector technology, and a number of studies have focused on viral vector vaccines against other infectious diseases such as Zika, flu, and HIV. Viral vectors cannot cause infection with COVID-19 or with the virus used as the vaccine vector.
Isolation is an effective anti-viral measure but we shall always have some human contact (thank goodness!) and also the chance of picking up Covid-19. It’s important we look after ourselves in all ways during this coronavirus pandemic. TO HELP YOUR ANXIETY AND STRESS For more information, as well as some stress busting videos from myself, Susan, […]
We can do 2 tests for the coronavirus, useful if your loved ones need a Government recognized medical certificate, for travelling to Asian countries. Also, more tips on building up your immunity to both covid-19 and stress! The Coronavirus situation is incredibly stressful right now, so I’d like to share information you won’t get in […]
Parasites exist around around the world, but types of parasites vary by region. A parasite such as lung fluke may be more prevalent in Southeast Asia than in North America. With Parasites come parasitic diseases. They can range from relatively benign and innocuous, to irritating and uncomfortable, to fatal. These are some of those found here in Hong Kong.
Heavy metal poisoning is a serious problem in the world today. Metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium are all too prevalent in the environment. Even metals that we need in our diets such as iron, copper, and zinc are overly present in the modern environment and can cause trouble in excessive quantities. Fortunately there are proven methods of heavy metal poisoning treatment.
Integrated medical care. It’s an elegantly simple concept: don’t simply address one aspect of medical care, cover it all, across a range of medical disciplines.