Regarding the novel coronavirus, here are my thoughts, intentions and policies here at Healing Acupuncture Center.
I want to be available to you, my beautiful clients, to help you through this time, whether it is for pain relief, anxiety, depression, or stress.
It is my intention to keep my practice open—at least for now. The crisis is unfolding rapidly so that may change and I will let you know right away of any changes. My intention is to continue to support your health. Please be assured that I will cancel all appointments if I or anyone I’ve been with becomes sick for any reason, or travels. I will wash my hands diligently and have plenty of hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes in the office to wipe down surfaces.
Here’s what I recommend going forward this week.
Please do not schedule or come to an appointment if any of the following is true:
- You are not feeling well—fever, headache, cough, sniffles—even if you think it’s just a cold or allergies, or if anyone in your household is not feeling well.
- You or anyone in your household has travelled in the last 14 days, either domestically or internationally. Best to be home two weeks before scheduling again.
- You or anyone you’ve been with have tested positive for Covid-19.
Together we will keep each other safe and resilient and come through this challenge stronger than ever before.
In the meantime, seek things that calm and nurture you – meditation, joyful memories, reading, being in and connecting with nature (even if it’s just own your backyard).
Seek people that calm you. Stay connected with your loved ones – you can connect even if you’re remote with Face-Time, phone calls and text messages. Try Snapchat!
Don’t underestimate the power of good night’s sleep – get the appropriate amount of rest.
Boost your immune system with joy. Dancing, singing and listening to music all spark joy.
Get your facts from scientific sources (not political pundits or social media). Manage your media diet. Stay informed but don’t saturate yourself in it. It’s a proven fact; too much information leads to more stress. Here are some trusted sources of information:
- Austin Public Health Resource Page
- Texas Dept of Health
- Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Website
- World Health Organization
Covid-19 is demonstrating our interconnectedness, or the nature of Interbeing, as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn called it. Never before have we witnessed this connectivity so overwhelmingly and clearly. Fear is also a virus which can easily infect us all so mindfulness is very important as we try our best to stay connected to love and caring for self and the world.
Wishing us all health and resilience,