December 03, 2020
Dr. Linkner’s view on the COVID-19 vaccine:
"Although I am not a fan of most vaccines, this is a challenging time. Good science has developed a safe and effective vaccine, and I will accept it. My reasoning is that I am a health care worker and want to be safe for my patients and our community. It is basically a public health issue. While most vaccines are to help the person, this will help others not get sick or die. Therefore, this vaccine protects you. However as someone who practices holistic and preventive medicine, I see getting the vaccine as a spiritual experience of kindness to helping others not get sick. Too many people have died in all age categories. I will do telemedicine for those who choose not to be vaccinated. I have to protect my staff, family and patients. Especially those too young for the vaccine. Again, to me this is a spiritual act of kindness to others.
Do not take Tylenol or ibuprofen the day before the shot, but OK afterwards if needed. We needed to vaccinate those at risk first. With age and other medical problems, you are a greater risk to die from COVID-19 than the worries about side effects. It is up to you to decide. I agree that there are many unknowns, but with the risk/benefit ratio it appears best for most everyone.
I personally am extremely healthy. When it was time to vaccinate myself (2 shots were necessary), I took Ledum 30 C before and after the injection and a few hours later and if I have a sore arm as needed. The next day I took Thuja 200 C twice a day to offset any undesirable response for a few days. Remember that having side effects or not, the vaccine is equally effective.
Of course, I will continue to take my supplements and will practice safety of masking, social distancing, etc. However, as a physician, it will be necessary to be in close contact for evaluating symptoms and performing physical exams.
PS: I had both my vaccines and followed this regime and had no side effects. A little sore injection site that didn’t limit me at all. Remember we still need to use precautions even after getting the vaccine.
Be safe and stay healthy!"
*Ledum 30C and Thuja 200C.Both of these homeopathic remedies (Ledum 30C and Thuja 200C) are available at Castle Remedies. Call (734) 973-8990 to place an order for contactless pick up or shipping. We recommend the smallest size bottle (20 doses of each remedy, $12 altogether) if only 1 or 2 people are getting vaccinated. We have 40 dose and 80 dose bottles available as well.
*Each person is an individual who may react differently to vaccination. Communicate with your healthcare provider to learn what you can expect and contact the appropriate medical provider if you believe you are having an unusual reaction.
*Dr. Linkner's office is not administering COVID-19 vaccines. For information about when and how you can get vaccinated, visit your county's health department website. For Washtenaw county residents: https://www.washtenaw.org/3269/COVID-19-Vaccination
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