Lunar New Year was celebrated this year on February 12, and in keeping with tradition of giving gifts and money, we donated to the Asia Institute Crane House, a Louisville 501(c)(3) non-profit that celebrates and supports Asian heritage through educational and cultural programming. Check them out at cranehouse.org for more information.
Acupuncturist Courtney Lantz, L.Ac. got her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Check out our social media for updates on what, if any, side effects she experiences in the days following administration. We recognize that choosing to receive or not receive the vaccine is very much a personal decision, and we strongly encourage all of you to talk to your primary care providers candidly and honestly about whether or not this vaccine (and which one!) may be best for you. If you do decide to take the vaccine, we also strongly encourage you to either sign up for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) VSafe After Vaccination Health Checker, which works through text message and web browser to follow up on any side effects or adverse events following administration of the COVD-19 vaccine, checking in periodically to see how you're doing. You can sign up for VSafe here. You can also report side effects and adverse events through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database. This database tracks adverse events for vaccines in general, not just the new COVID-19 vaccines. Reporting to the VAERS database can be done through your primary care provider, or you can find the webform to fill out here.
Why is this important? Well, all of these COVID-19 vaccines are newly developed, and as of right now, they're being administered through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which is a temporary approval the FDA provides in extenuating circumstances for fast-tracked approval of treatments, including prevention like vaccines, where time really is of the essence. Say, in the middle of a deadly global pandemic. Those of us who are choosing to go ahead and get these vaccines under the FDA's EUA are pretty much signing up to be part of a huge clinical trial. Reporting side effects and adverse events helps track effectiveness and safety of these new vaccines. Even if it's just a mild fever and a slight headache, it's important to get ALL of that data collected so we really have a good idea of how well these vaccines work, and just how safe they are. Remember: ALL substances, whether pharmaceutical drugs or natural herbal remedies, have some risk of side effect, adverse event, allergic reaction, and/or drug interaction. Vaccines are no different.
Other news: We've set up a little (and we mean tiny!) retail area in our office, in an effort to better support you all by providing faster access to some of the tools of the trade that you can use at home, with instruction, of course! We've got a small inventory of massage oils, pain relief ointment, Gua Sha boards, silicone cups, and some massage tools. These will be available to current patients, so that we can ensure you're getting the right tool for the job with appropriate, individualized instruction. Check out our social media for photos!
We're considering revamping our schedule to build in more rest and self-care time for ourselves, so keep an eye out for new hours! Maybe. We haven't decided just yet. But we'll keep you posted if we do!
As the vaccine rollout continues, please keep in mind that masks are still required for everyone coming into the office, for the duration of your time with us. That includes your time in our office (including your time in our treatment room) and your time in the building. The elevator is super small, so if you feel more comfortable taking the stairs, there are two stairwells to choose from on our side of the building. If you're coming in the side door where the elevator is, hang a left down hallway - you'll find a set of glass doors at the end of the hallway and the stairs are through those glass doors. If you've parked closer to the front of the building, there's a set of stairs under the section of building where you can drive under the building, opposite the main entrance. It's a little hidden, but it's a glass door as well. That will take you up a little closer to our office - head up to the second floor and just follow the hallway around to the left - we'll be the second door on the left once you make that second left turn.
Now that we're getting into the colder months and there's more talk of snow, please know that we will do everything we can to keep appointments on the schedule and running on time even when the weather gets a bit nasty. If you feel uncomfortable driving in wintry weather, please let us know as soon as you decide you'd rather wait for better driving conditions. We've kept our late cancellation policy on hold during the pandemic, so no worries about late cancellation fees! If *we* feel uncomfortable or end up having a hard time making it in, we promise we'll do the same and reach out as soon as we can to let you know. We'll even try to check in if we don't hear from you during a big winter weather event, just to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Thank you so much for your patience, understanding, and continued support over the last year or so. Without you, we cannot be!
In-office services are by appointment only at this time.
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 1 pm
Saturday 4 pm - 8 pm
Additional hours may be available outside of regularly scheduled office hours - please contact us to inquire
A holistic and integrative approach to healthcare.
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." - Plato
At Healthy Point Acupuncture, we take a holistic and integrative 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!
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