TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROOT HEALTH ACUPUNCTURE
Beloved clients and community~
I hope this finds each and every one of you well and taking good care. This is to get the word out that I've reached the difficult decision to close my practice for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you've been following the news, it is being increasingly advised that each of us work from home if possible, avoid crowds of 10+ and practice social distancing.
While I am not sick, nor knowingly been around anyone who is, the point is we simply cannot know without testing. Like many of you, I find myself glued to the news and in conversation with health authorities, looking for guidance about what I should currently be doing. In interest of my clients, self, loved ones and community, I want to do my small part to slow the role of this scary ride that we are all on.
All appointments for the next two weeks, i.e. through April 3, are hereby cancelled. Anyone who has an appointment during this time will be notified individually as well. Should any of you have something critical that needs treated, please let me know asap and I will do my best to accommodate. I will re-assess the situation after April 3 and keep you abreast of my office hours.
I cannot do what I do without you and would love your feedback! While current best practices are not a matter of popular vote, much can be done in the setting of a low-volume acupuncture practice to mitigate risk (click here for previous blog re: measures already in place). Part of me has considered simply wearing a mask when working. Barring more severe measures, we will all be doing the delicate dance of balancing isolation with what feels sustainable and supportive of wellbeing in the time to come. Along with guidelines from health authorities, I will consider your feedback moving forward after April 3.
Following is a list of useful resources:
Idaho Dpt of Health: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/
Washington Dpt of Health: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
IT'S GAME TIME! GET SOME HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS ON BOARD
So what else can we do during this time to keep ourselves and loved ones well? In addition to basic CDC guidelines--hand washing, getting ample time outside in fresh air, social distancing, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands--other simple steps can help bolster our immune response. These include getting plenty of sleep, a healthy diet, hydration, relaxation as well as some basic, yet powerful herbs and supplements.
At this time, no appointment is needed for current clients to order basic immune support, including Buffered Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, zinc lozenges and western and Chinese immune support formulas. Please simply contact me and let me know what you would like. If you need guidance, I am happy to put together a custom packet for you.* Heeding my own advice, I may go isolate in the woods, so please contact me asap with any orders.
*This is not meant as definitive treatment. Rather, herbs and supplements can be a potent adjunct in addition to more definitive care. Read: if you suspect you have COVID-19, contact your primary care provider.
Yup, these measures suck! But, as one co-worker put it, they are minimal when I think of the precious years ahead-- fishing with my old grampy (universe willing), finishing my house project with my dad, cheering on my little nephew at his soccer games. We will get through this, and we will get through this together.
Be safe, be kind, be well~