WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE DURING COVID19 AT ALL WAYS WELL - Please Read
These are unprecedented times and I am extremely fortunate that Acupuncture has been deemed an "essential business" at this time. I am seeing patients in my La Center, WA office only with limited availability for now - check back here for updates. As the country progresses through different stages of reopening, so will my practice.
At this time, if you are over 70 years old, especially if you have heart disease, diabetes, are lung compromised or immune compromised in any way, if you have someone in these high risk categ ories in your immediate household, and/or 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 two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment, it is recommended that you stay home and engage in telehealth only until the pandemic is over. It is also recommended that you stay home if you have traveled outside the US in the past 14 days or Domestically within the US by commercial plane/bus/train. Your health and safety is my primary concern! Thank you for your understanding.
It is also recommended at this phase of reopening, that if we can address your needs via Telehealth, we take that option. 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.
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, just ask! 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, I am doing neck massage and back cupping when patients are facedown only, otherwise when face up we do a little foot reflexology at the end of session. I also 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 for now, only one patient at a time is allowed in the clinic.
SPECIFIC INSURER UPDATES: Kaiser will now cover in person visits for Referral patients only as of 5/6, Self -Refer CHP patients are only covered for Telehealth at this time with Acupuncturists until 6/15. The VA/Triwest will only cover in person treatment for acute or chronic pain, all routine Acupuncture evaluation can be telehealth only.
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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