Now that masks and tests are more accessible, it feels right to offer acupuncture home visits. This option reduces exposure by keeping you in the safety of your home and employing masks throughout the session. Instead of talking during the appointment (and increasing the chance of exchanging respiratory droplets), we will talk via phone or video chat first. Online scheduling has been disabled for now – please reach out directly to make an appointment.
These visits are not without risk. There is a small possibility that we could be contagious without symptoms. However, there are enough people with chronic pain and anxiety problems that I’ve decided to take this step to help where I can. Sometimes there is no substitute for in-person medicine.
But in general, substitute we must, and as humans are wont to do, we are learning and adapting. We’re finding that telemedicine sessions can help provide a little extra containment when we need it most. I’m doing 30 minute sessions to answer nutrition questions, offer acupressure tips, and just set aside some friendly face time for anyone who might need that.
And, of course, Chinese herbal formulas are superstars. I’ve really fallen in love all over again with herbal medicine, and I’m so grateful to have this tool to help people. Anyone who’s worked with me knows I tend to favor subtractive medicine over additive. I won’t prescribe a formula if we can achieve a similar result through diet and lifestyle changes. But for those who need extra support, Chinese herbs are one of the most powerful ways we have to alleviate symptoms and help the body recover from a variety of internal and external imbalances.
As always, feel free to reach out with questions! Email and text work best, and I’d love for you to join the conversation on Twitter @embodymeaning and Instagram @ricegrainmoxa and K.M. Campbell Wellness on Facebook.
One last thing to mitigate the physical distancing: many of you know I’ve been on about the link between health and strong social connections for a very long time. It’s now more important than ever. I’ve started a simple email list for anyone who feels like they need to have more people to call for mutual aid and support. If you’re interested in joining that group, just send me an email! We are a community, and that means we are here for each other. Being here implies sharing resources within a space. The space might be more expansive than before, but we can grow to meet each other, even better than we did before.