We previously indicated that doxy.me, a HIPAA compliant telehealth service, was not compatible with iOS or Android, but we've figured out that it CAN still be used on your smart device, as long as you're using your web browser (no app is available). We've updated our Available Treatments page, and are working on updating our Facebook and Square scheduling tools to reflect that ALL video chat telehealth sessions will be arranged through doxy.me to ensure your health information is protected. When you schedule your session, you will be emailed a link for your telehealth session. As far as we know, you DO NOT need to sign up for an account through doxy.me to be able to use this service as a patient. Voice sessions will continue be done through Google Voice, our normal voice carrier, and, as we understand it, also HIPAA compliant.
We're looking forward to the launch of our online workshop offerings with Breathing 101, a half-hour long online class that focuses on using the breath to help relieve stress and anxiety. This first session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm Eastern.
The breathing techniques we'll be focusing on are based on the practice of Qi Gong, and is a gentle and compassionate exercise meant to help calm the central nervous system to re-establish the connection between body, breath, and mind. It's a free class, with a $10 donation requested, but not expected (donations can be arranged through our online store). All are welcome! Depending on response, we may decide to continue this offering as a series. Registration is online through our Facebook page, but please let us know if you either don't have Facebook or would prefer not to sign up through Facebook, and we'll add you to the list to make sure you get the login information. Please feel free to share the event listing and invite people to join. The workshop itself will be hosted through Zoom (which does require you to sign up, but registration is free and super simple!). If you don't have a Zoom account already and need some help getting signed up, we'd be happy to help with that as well. All you'll need for the workshop is a comfy place to sit or lay, maybe some quiet and relaxing music in the background, and a blanket nearby just in case you get a little chilly. Feedback after the event will be welcomed.
Updates are happening quickly, and while we try to double and triple check everything before we call something complete, we know we can miss things sometimes. If you happen across a broken link, confusing information, or just have a general question about something we've published, either here or on our social media (Facebook or Instagram), please let us know. We're very connected right now, and emails, direct messages, texts, and calls are typically answered very quickly. Quick note: we're getting a TON of spam calls right now, so we're usually letting things roll to voicemail unless we recognize your number. Make sure you leave a message for us so we know you're not a robot, and we promise we'll call you back as soon as we possibly can!
If there's content you'd like to see, please let us know! We're always looking for fun new ways to interact, especially now that physical/social distancing is such an important step in making sure we can keep as many people safe and healthy as possible. We're so looking forward to getting back to business (and life) as usual, but in the mean time, we want to connect however we can. Tag us in your social media pictures or videos using your moxa kits, or doing your breathing exercises or Qi Gong exercises on your own. Send us the foods you want us to analyze in our food energetics posts. Or just check in and say hi and let us know you're doing okay! We're all in this together, and staying socially connected in a time like this is SO important to mental health for all of us. We miss you lots!
Thank you, as always, for your continued support. Without you, we cannot be.
OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 8 pm
Additional hours may be available - please contact us to inquire
A quick note about telemedicine and HIPAA:
The Department of Health and Human Services has recommended discretion to its Office for Civil Rights to waive penalties for potential HIPAA violations in an effort to allow providers to use available technology like FaceTime and Skype for telehealth services. Read about it here. This is an effort to encourage providers to be able to provide services to their patients quickly, without having to worry about strict compliance by existing apps if used in good faith. We have transitioned our telehealth services to doxy.me, which is a HIPAA compliant host for video chat sessions. We also use Google Voice for phone calls, which is HIPAA compliant from our understanding. By scheduling these telehealth sessions, you are giving consent to communicate in these ways. If you have any concerns at all, please reach out to us.
A holistic and complementary approach to healthcare.
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." - Plato
At Healthy Point Acupuncture, we take a holistic and complementary approach to your healthcare, treating you like the unique individual you are and working with your Western medicine practitioners to ensure you get the best care possible.
Whether it's musculoskeletal pain, headaches, anxiety, problems sleeping, or good old fashioned stress, our number one priority is getting you back to healthy so you can continue to do the things you love. Once you've found your way back to the healthiest version of you, we'll continue to work to help you stay there.
Acupuncture is a wonderful reactive treatment for many conditions, but where it really excels is in prevention. Even if you're a healthy person who rarely gets sick, we'd love to see you occasionally for preventive, balancing treatments to make sure you stay in tip-top shape throughout the year. Season changes? Excellent plan! Stressful holiday planning? No problem! Even if you've never left your healthy point, we'd love to help you make sure you stay there.
We've created a welcoming, relaxing environment to help your body find healing. With flexible hours and two private treatment rooms, we'd love to schedule a time to see you!