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Reopening May 22nd (2020)

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Author’s Note: this blog post was origianlly written in response to COVID-19. It is here for the sake of posterity.


Please read this entire post to familiarize yourself with the protocols I have set up for your safety and comfort.

Re-opening date: I will begin seeing patients again this Friday, May 22.

Pre-screenings: I will perform an initial pre-screening over the phone the day before your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment, I will take your temperature and ask the pre-screening questions again. If your temperature is elevated or your answers indicate potential infection, I may ask you to reschedule your appointment.

Waiver: You’ll need to read and initial a release form required by my liability insurance.

Acu Only: Initially, I will be offering acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine sessions only. I am unsure when I will be re-opening for bodywork. At this time, I recommend coming in for a treatment if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Pain of any kind
  • Digestive issues

Fees: The price for acupuncture treatments are $85 per session for existing clients.

Masks: You will be required to wear a mask throughout the appointment. I will also be wearing a mask and gloves the entire time.

Hours: For now, I will be seeing patients Wednesdays from 9 AM to 2 PM and Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM. I will schedule 30-minute breaks between all appointments to clean the room and common areas.

Waiting Room: Please note that the waiting room will NOT be open. I ask that you wait in your car before the appointment and text me at your scheduled appointment time to let me know you’ve arrived. I will then meet you at the front door and run through the pre-screening procedure with you.

I will keep you informed as I learn more about the state’s re-opening plan and its implications for acupuncturists.

Thank you for your patience. I can’t wait to see you and assist you in feeling better.

Temporarily Closing Practice Thru April 3 (2020)

mannequin with acupuncture meridians


Author’s Note: This post was originally written in response to COVID-19. It is here for the sake of posterity.


Quick update and info in this rapidly changing environment.

1. I am temporarily closing my practice through April 3, 2020.
I have delayed this decision as long as I can in good conscious, but after counseling with others, I believe it’s best to keep social distancing at this point. I will be in touch closer to that date, to keep you all informed.

2. Limit news input
I have been practicing this for years, but I limit the news I consume in today’s environment as much as possible – even limiting my pretty frequent ESPN perusing.

I offer it only as a suggestion. But, I believe it can make a difference for all of us.

At this point, I am focused mostly on getting facts from the CDC.

I don’t do this to hide. I do this to keep my body, mind, and spirit as strong and vital as possible, so I can be of greatest service to myself, my family, and all of us.

3. I am available for Free Consultations via Zoom or phone.
If anyone you know could benefit from talking to an Elite Body Mechanic, I’m still available for that. If you have any friends or family that could benefit from my work, direct them to book a Free Consultation on my website or through my Facebook page.

I am sure I can help them.

Thank you for your continued support, and look out for more communications from me in the coming days and weeks.

We are all in this together.

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