Dear beloved patients,
WE ARE OPEN! We understand that this has perhaps, been a
difficult time and a stressful one. That means it is a
most important time to care for our immune system and
fortunately traditional chinese medicine is one of the
best tools for that. With acupuncture, B12/homeopathic
injections, manual therapies, yoga and qi gong support
as well as with herbal medicine we plan to keep you
strong but in order to do that we must remain safe.
As we open, we will be following all recommended CDC
guidelines. We are asking all patients to inform us of
any travel within the last 14 days or if you are
experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough, change in taste
or smell, sore throat, chills or muscle ache) on the day
before and day of your appointments and taking
temperatures before entry. We are sanitizing all tables
in between patients, wiping down all high contact
surfaces with disinfectant between patients and have
been performing a daily deep clean.
We ask that you please follow all necessary hygiene
protocols such as hand washing frequently but
especially, upon arrival to your appointment. If a cough
or sneeze were to arise while on premises, please use a
tissue and then discard into trash receptacle. There are
tissues in all rooms and trash as well. We have hand
sanitizing stations in all rooms and ask that you please
We will utilize standard health care personal protective
equipment protocol at this time with use of gloves,
gowns, masks and eye wear.
New office procedure for live appointments:
Office door will be locked to minimize chance encounters
with other patients.
Upon arrival, call from your vehicle and
we will proceed with initial intake over
the phone to minimize extended contact and other
visitors must remain in car.
:: You will be asked to leave all personal
belongings in car except for a cozy blanket or sweater
if you want, personal pen and payment method. If certain
belongings must be brought into office, please place
paper towel or tissue under items to minimize contact
A mask is required to enter building and must be worn
for the duration of the appointment.
When it is time to enter the building, please go
straight to the kitchen area midway down hallway on 2nd
floor and wash hands.
Staff will meet you at door and take temperature before
entering and record.
When you enter office, you will proceed directly to the
treatment table and lay down either face up or down as
When treatment is complete, all payment and scheduling
will occur in treatment room and then direct departure
from office is encouraged.
Prevention is key and definitely the best medicine. Here
are some additional resources for our patients and
community during this critical time.
The most important things you can do to support your
immune system are really basic:
- Avoid stress and stressful thoughts. Stress is bad for
your immune system. It’s normal to have them. Just don’t
entertain them for too long. Make some time to do
something enjoyable each day and connect with loved
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and don’t
touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
- Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens and start winding
down a little earlier. Maybe end the evening with a
relaxing yoga pose or take a few minutes to breathe or
meditate. One app I like is
The Mindfulness App
but there are many.
- Limit screen time and get some fresh air.
- Drink lots of water to remain hydrated.
- Eat more nutrient dense whole foods, vibrant colorful
fruits and vegetables, soups, bone broth.
- Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed
oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are
sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
- Support lung health by doing some even breathing,
preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation
and clear out toxins. Breath in through your nose for a
count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your
mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat. Make
the counts even and not too long that you struggle.
There is wonderful evidence coming out regarding breath
work and strong lungs.
- Find a yoga class online or a studio that is right for
you. I can recommend yoga1.net and
but there are many others now offering both live and
- Schedule Acupuncture or even a Telehealth appointment if
you are not ready to go "live." We are open and anxious
to see your masked smiles again soon!
What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System
Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and
support your immune system. Let us know you are
interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way
they can help you.
Probiotics are an important part of your immune system.
They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt,
kefir, raw sauerkraut, miso, kombucha.
supplementing with a concentrated pill such as megasporeprobiotic. I can get some to you either through
office or through this patient portal
Elderberry syrup is a go to recommendation for antiviral
support that you can order online or get at Whole Foods.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements
to boost your immune system.
Schedule Acupuncture or a telehealth appointment!
Your safety is our utmost concern and we want to offer a
safe haven for our patients to come and heal as we
navigate these new waters. Call us to schedule. We are
anxious to see your masked faces either in office or via
telehealth soon. Thank you for your cooperation.