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I am writing to share good news; I will re-open the office the week of June 8, 2020.
Since we entered the New York State "On Pause" in March, and I had to suspend on-site sessions, I have been closely monitoring the corona-virus/pandemic response efforts. This week it was announced that in New York State, Acupuncture has been assigned to an "essential service" category so, I can resume, slowly and with caution, my on-site service for you. Please send an email or give a call and we can set up an appointment. I look forward to reconnecting and seeing you here at 106th St.
For those who prefer telephone or Zoom meetings, I will continue be available for these "virtual" consultations. If you want to review traditional herbals, nutritional supplements, essential oils, lifestyle, seasonal diet choices, healing stones, body movement and breath, or any other form of self-care, feel free to request a session and we can set that up. I can drop-ship any formulas or supplements you wish.
As always, your health and safety is my main concern. There are some new office policies that have been put in place in accordance with guidance from the CDC, State Government, State and National Acupuncture Organizations. Please read the guidelines before making an appointment or coming in for treatment as part of the new and required "screening" process. These guidelines outline updated protocols to comply with best possible safety practices for office procedure. I know it is a bit daunting but step by step we will all adjust. Rest assured, the personal attention and care I have always provided for you is still at the center of our work together.
I am happy and excited to re-open the office and to be able to continue to meet with you to further support your health and well-being. We can proceed with your health care both preventively and curatively and, of course, address the stress and strains that have evolved over the past few months in body, mind and spirit. There is much trauma and inertia to work through. Acupuncture, along with the other modalities I employ, will surely assist you in moving forward with renewed vitality. For those who have experienced loss, please accept my condolences and please consider the work we do together as a support for your healing process.
I invite you to encourage those you know to be in touch and consider this very special work to assist them in the re-entry and recovery process from the "pause", as well as recovery from Covid-19, or to begin to work on long thought about health goals. We know that underlying medical issues lead to difficulty when struggling with Covid-19 and now is a good time, with a flattening of transmission and before the winter, to work on upgrading our commitment to health and well-being.
Please encourage those you know who worked tirelessly through the past few months as "essential workers" to consider the care I offer as a way to recover, restore and renew from all they have been through. Their commitment to the community as a whole is beyond words and they can use all the support they can get now as the intensities are easing. I will work on a sliding scale basis with anyone who would like my assistance and provided these services.
It is common practice now but must be said:
If you are currently experiencing or have been exposed in the last two weeks to individuals with symptoms of Covid-19: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, body aches/pains, loss of taste /smell, headache, gastro-intestinal pain/discomfort, dizziness, malaise, please contact your primary healthcare provider’s office, check in with urgent care or a telemedicine provider. If you have any of these symptoms, on any level, please contact me and we will postpone your appointment, even last minute, there will be no charge for the next few months for folks exercising an "abundance of caution" for the health and safety of all.
For the next few months the standard fee will be greatly appreciated but, I also encourage my patients who have been financially affected by the pandemic to not allow a fee issue to stand between us; please be in touch and we can work something out. If those who have abundance in their lives wish to donate to the sliding scale fund, that would be a welcome gesture and contribute to a sense of communal good-will and healing.
I look forward to seeing you in the next few weeks as we all emerge from our hibernated states. I can not promise I will have seen my hairdresser before we meet or had a pedicure, Ha-Ha, but I hope this will not stop you from coming in. Aside from very long locks, many more greyish hairs (WISDOM, I say to myself) and a masked face, you will meet the same presence that has always welcomed you into the healing space at 106th St.
As always, I thank you for your trust and really look forward to being with you soon,
Kathleen Golden MS, LAc
Eight Red Garnets, LLC