A Personal Message from Adrian
Like you, I’ve been watching the developments closely with the new Coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness. The news is grim, and seems to just get worse. The whole world seems to be grimly resigned to the pandemic, and the high likelihood that a large percentage of the world population will eventually be sickened.
Too much bad news is a bad thing! How is your practice doing?
Usually, news of a highly contagious illness like Coronavirus would increase visits to healthcare providers, but I’m hearing that’s not really the case with acupuncturists. In fact, I’m hearing reports of major decreases in patient visits to acupuncturists, as more people attempt to stay home, hoard toilet paper, and avoid any human contact.
The trouble is that so many of us are acting in fear. Prudence and caution are good, of course, but a worldwide overabundance of fear is not healthy, and not good for anyone.
So let’s do something about it!
Acupuncture can Make a Difference!
This is a wonderful opportunity to better serve our patients and let our medicine shine by serving humanity. Here’s what I propose:
1) Free AcuGraph Assessment & Basic Balancing Treatment
Is your schedule lighter than normal? Fill those holes in your schedule by inviting all your current and former patients to come in for a FREE meridian balancing treatment. Schedule slots every 10 minutes, and provide an AcuGraph assessment and basic balancing treatment at no charge.
Yes, that’s right. I said at no charge.
Better-balanced patients will have a better chance of getting through any illness, including coronavirus, without major complications. Immunity is intimately connected to the meridians and the Qi that flows there. Do your patients the favor of helping them be in optimum condition BEFORE they encounter illness.
Looking for ideas for a full body balancing treatment? Read this post.
This is a wonderful service to humanity, it reminds people about the benefits of safe, natural Acupuncture care, and it demonstrates your commitment to your patients goes beyond money. They’ll know they can count on you in a crisis.
Heck, it’ll probably even result in some return visits and reactivations, which isn’t bad either!
2. Free Auriculotherapy Treatment for Immune System Support
Don’t have AcuGraph? Use Auriculotherapy! Same idea—invite in your entire patient list for a free auricular immunity support treatment. Treat points designed to strengthen Wei Qi and support circulation of blood and Qi. It only takes a few minutes and may really help people who are not in the best of health, or who are fearful of getting sick.
Below is a sample protocol you may want to try. Consider sending your patients home with ear seeds on these key points for immune support!
Whether you use one of these ideas or try one of your own, this is not the time for Acupuncture to step back! Let’s all step up, combat fear, help one another, and do good in the world! The good Karma will certainly manifest in future ways for each of us, and for our profession.
2 Replies to “Coronavirus — Acupuncture Can Make a Difference”
NO NO NO NO!!!! Do NOT USE SHENMEN, it drives damp further into the body and should not be used in case of pneumonia or other congested chest illnesses!!! There are alternatives to shenmen for calming the person.
Hello Susan. In this case we are using Shenmen to boost the immunity. This is a preventative treatment option. Shenmen has the ability to help all of the other acupuncture points to work better. Combining Shenmen with lung, spleen and liver will definitely help the body to avoid creating unnecessary phlegm.
Dr. Kimberly Thompson, DACM, L.Ac