WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE DURING COVID19 - Please Read
These are unusual times and I am extremely fortunate that Acupuncture has been deemed an "essential business" in Washington from the start so that I have been able to practice through all phases of reopening. I am seeing patients in La Center, WA and I encourage you to book now! I am also fully vaccinated and encourage you feel safe coming in for treatment.
At this time, if you have any upper respiratory (URI) symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has had URI symptoms or verified Covid-19 in the past 10 days prior to your scheduled appointment, it is recommended that you stay home and engage in telehealth only until you have recovered or have a negative Covid-19 test. A Covid-19 screening form will review these questions with you before each treatment.
If you are over 70 years old, especially if you have heart disease, diabetes, are lung compromised or immune compromised and have not been vaccinated, or if you have someone in these high risk categories in your immediate household, you can come in for treatment, but I advise caution. There is no risk free scenario in an active medical practice but I am doing everything I can to protect my patients including frequent disinfecting, HEPA filters running continuously in all rooms and masking regardless of vaccination status. If you are comfortable with the risk, you are welcome to come in for treatment.
It is also recommended that you stay home if you have traveled outside the US in the past 10 days or Domestically within the US by commercial plane/bus/train. You can bypass this recommendation but getting a negative Covid test prior to your appointment - you can now test for free at Walgreens with an appointment OR pick up an at home BINAX rapid test at Walmart over the counter. Your health and safety is my primary concern! Thank you for your understanding.
Telehealth will also continue to be an option for anyone who wants to use it. Cases that are especially suited to Telehealth include internal medicine concerns such as digestive issues and women's health issues, viral issues that can't be treated in person right now such as common cold and flu, and seasonal allergies, though there are many other conditions that can be treated with Telehealth as well. Curious what they might be? Just ask!
Telehealth visits can include can include Acupressure instruction, Chinese herbal and supplement prescription, Meditation instruction, Ear seed placement (and ear seeds can be mailed to you), dietary and lifestyle advice and Facial Rejuvenation DIY protocols. If you want to know more, email me anytime, These can be booked online through my La Center location.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT:
While no place outside your home can be 100% without risk, I am doing everything I can to ensure your health and safety. In addition to the items above, I am effecting to decrease contact as much as possible. Tongues and pulses are only being checked if absolutely necessary for treatment on a case by case basis, I am not performing any Facial Acupuncture treatments at this time, and also I get to clean clean clean! That's the name of the game. Extra time is allowed between sessions to clean all high contact surfaces (chairs, desk, door handles, light switches, hand sanitizer pump, all pens etc) with disinfectants approved for eradicating Coronavirus, and check out is also being performed in the treatment room instead of in the front office area.
Want more detail? Here is a link to All Ways Well's Complete Covid-19 Preparedness Plan.
That's all for now! Stay tuned for the next exciting adventures in Rebecca's practice as all things Coronavirus related continue to unfold.
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