The FAQ page is finally here! (It's about time...!) If you're on a computer, hover your mouse over the 'About' section, and if you're on a mobile device, click on the menu at the very top of the page and then click the ˅ to expand the About menu. In the FAQs, we talk about how to ask for reimbursement from your insurance (either a self-submitted claim, reimbursement through an FSA or HSA, and how to ask for reimbursement for chronic low back treatment through Medicare benefits), and a lot more! If you have questions we didn't address in our FAQs, let us know so we can get them added. We're trying to approach our FAQs with some perspective and a bit of a sense of humor while we're at it.
We also tweaked the design of our website a little bit to make viewing our site on mobile devices a little less... ick. Why didn't anyone tell us it was so scrambled and hard to navigate?!? Not to worry! We've gone through each page and cleaned things up a bit, so hopefully it's a little easier on the eyes. And we've done some reorganizing to nest some of our menu options under others. The Forms page can be found under Home, Community is now under About, and Online Workshops is under Treatments. It's a bit cleaner, and hopefully easier to find the information you're looking for.
We're getting into gift-giving season mode. We've updated the site to have more obvious links to our electronic gift cards, and added an option for physical gift certificates to either be mailed to your loved ones or delivered to you to be given in person to a household pod member (socially distanced and masked delivery, of course).
Please take the time for self-care this giving season. Gift-giving doesn't skip the self just because it's the self, so make sure that you're doing what you need to do for you. Our schedule is getting a bit busier in recent weeks, so if you'd like to schedule a session for yourself to dedicate time to relax and recover from the stress of pandemic holiday preparations, make sure you get that on the books so you guarantee yourself that little bit of self-care. It's so easy to forget about yourself this time of year anyway, and if this pandemic has taught us anything this year, is that you have to make the time to take care of yourself. We have a private room ready for you. If you're having a hard time finding something on the online schedule that will work for you, please don't hesitate to reach out so we can find another time.
Thank you, as always for your continued support. It means more than you know. Without you, we cannot be.
We are deeply saddened by the civil unrest in our community, and stand with our neighbors who are fighting the injustices of police brutality and systemic racism that is all too prevalent in our society.
100% of the donations collected for our June sessions of our breathing workshop Breathe will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
If you are not able to participate in the protests that have been organized for whatever reason, we urge you to continue to donate to local civil rights causes, like the Black Lives Matter Louisville's Stand Up Sundays coalition if you're financially able. Make it a regular habit, if possible. Sign petitions seeking justice for those who have been impacted by police brutality, such as the Justice for Breonna Taylor petition and the Justice for David McAtee petition. Follow Black Lives Matter on social media for updates on what else can be done to help.
Most important of all, we urge you to call out racism when you see it, including in yourselves. This is a far-reaching and deeply established problem in our society, and it starts with each of us. These protests make us uncomfortable, and they should. Please take the time to sit with that discomfort, address how systematic racism has shaped your world view, educate yourselves by reading and asking questions (*always make sure the people you are talking to have the space available to speak about these issues - our friends are tired and emotionally drained, and it is not their responsibility to provide all of the answers for you), and make the changes necessary to grow.
Not all lives matter until Black lives matter.
What's new and exciting?
Nothing. And that's how we like it these days!
Louisville Acupuncture Project is still offering free community style acupuncture at Highlands Community Ministries at 1228 E. Breckinridge St the first and third Wednesday of every month. Arrive between 6:00 and 6:15 pm, and ring the little doorbell upon arrival so we know you're there.
We're keeping an eye on COVID-19 in the area still as well, as it's making it clear that it's still not finished with us. Masks are still required at all times while in the office, regardless of vaccination status. With the low testing rates and increased positivity rates for Jefferson County (as of today, the CDC has the county at red for community transmission and yellow for community levels, which is a more complicated figure). It's a complicated dance between reportable tests (PCR and rapid tests administered by facilities like pharmacies and doctors' offices that report to the County Health Department and/or CDC), at-home rapid tests that don't get reported (and therefore don't get counted toward positivity rates), hospitalizations, and other factors that are making it more and more difficult to do the risk calculus to make well-informed decisions. Universal masking is still required in healthcare facilities in Kentucky, including acupuncture offices. Even if it wasn't required, though, we would still be requiring it, as we have high risk family members, friends, and patients that we're tasked with protecting. It's a tiny, easy thing we can do to continue take a multi-faceted approach to risk mitigation, from frequent hand washing and sanitizing, continued strict post-treatment cleaning protocols, masking, and keeping up-to-date with vaccinations and boosters. (And we're happy to help you find a vaccination appointment if you need one!)
Unrelated: It's getting hot out there, friends. Make sure you're keeping hydrated, eating summer-friendly cooling foods, and wearing (and reapplying!) your sunscreen daily. We hope you're able to find ways to enjoy the great outdoors safely (since it's safer than enjoying the great indoors while COVID-19 is still being... well... pandemic-y).
We have plenty of availability for appointments, so make sure to get on the schedule for the time that works best for you! Online scheduling is available 24/7, and you're always welcome to call, text, or email to schedule as well!
Stay safe and cool, friends! We're here to help you feel your best!