Cozy Acupuncture will not be treating any known, or suspected, cases of Covid-19 in the office.
Following are our new office procedures for the meantime:
What we need from you:
I'm delighted to announce the reopening of Cozy Acupuncture. We will take patients from May 29th. However, the risk of COVID-19 is still there and we have to make sure the safety of all the people using our service, so I needed to change the office procedures in accordance with the Department of Public Health. The followings are some of important changes.
Some important changes about office procedures:
Patient Screening: Screen Patients for COVID-19 symptoms, or symptoms of respiratory illness, at the time of their appointment and before the Patient enters the treatment area.
COVID-19 Risk Informed Consent: Ensure each Patient reviews, initials, and signs the COVID-19 Risk Informed Consent and scan and email it to me.
Check-in Practices: Each Patient should sanitize their hands, wear a mask, measure their temperature with a contact-less thermometer prior to entering the office. (You can't come into the office until finishing these practices.)
Surface Sanitization Practices: Disinfect all Patient areas between Patient appointments such as treatment tables, all therapeutic equipment, counter tops, chairs, door handles, clipboards, and garment hooks.
Spacing between Patients: Avoid interaction of patients by scheduling with at least 15 minutes interval to keep social distancing.
No use of waiting room: Ensure Patients directly come to the treatment room.
PPE protocols: Wear a face mask and gloves, and change gloves after the treatment of each Patient.
After making an appointment:
Prior to your appointment, you will need to read COVID-19 Office procedures and we will email you COVID-19 Risk Consent form.
The morning of your appointment I will contact you to ask whether you have any suspected symptoms of COVID-19 and if you do, you will be recommended to reschedule or contact your doctor.
Payment: You will be asked to put a credit card in the system to expedite that process at the end of the treatment. eGift card, Paypal or Venmo is also welcome. I also prepared Prepaid Flex Account for regular patients instead of Packages, which can be used for you, your family and your friends and starts from $230 (5 % Off).
Please click here to check them.
The procedure to get treatment will become complicated, but if you accept the above procedures, please make an appointment.
I'm looking forward to see you in the office.
Tele-Acupuncture is a kind of Telemedicine not to offer consultations but to offer treatment at a distance using visual information and the theory of acupuncture medicine.
This is a case treated with Tele-Acupuncture showing what can be expected with this treatment method.
A woman in 70s was complaining about the pain in her right shoulder. When she walked the dog, the dog suddenly pulled the leash held with her right hand and she fell down and hurt her right shoulder. She felt pain when she lifted up her right arm to 60 degrees in front, but there was no limited range of motion.
First, I scanned and regulated the center line of her body, asking her to sit facing me, and then asked her to check her right shoulder. There was not much change about the pain.
Next, I scanned and regulated both sides of her body from chest to lower abdomen to balance her internal organs, and then asked her to check her shoulder. Still there was not much change.
Next, I focused on her right chest, shoulder and neck area and asked her to check. It seemed a little better.
Next, I focused on her back where is the area between shoulder blades from the front and asked her to check again. She moved her shoulder over and over again and told me that her right shoulder got much better with a wondering face.
I know it's only natural, but where to treat to improve the problems is the same in both Acupuncture at the clinic and Tele-Acupuncture.
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