Steel Creek Acupuncture and Wellness

117 E. Sycamore Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

Tel: 479-301-2307

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COVID-19 Policies 

March 18, 2020

In order to ensure public safety during this pandemic, we need all of our patients to do their part.  Until further notice, we are asking our patients to reschedule their appointments for at least two weeks out if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness.  Including fever, cough, sneezing, body aches, fatigue.

  • If you are elderly or care for an elderly person.

  • If you are have conditions that would compromise your immune system or you care for people that have compromised immune systems.

  • If you are currently caring for a person at home who has COVID-19 or other respiratory symptoms.

We are taking the following steps to remain open and ensure public safety:

  • Patients will use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon entering the clinic.

  • Only patients will be allowed into the clinic.  Please ask your ride to wait in the car.

  • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early to your scheduled appointment to prevent crowds in the waiting room. 

  • There is no longer a sign-in sheet, please check-in with the receptionist.

  • Disinfecting wipes are used on massage tables, face cradles, tables, door handles, faucets, light switches and computer screens between patients.

  • As always, we change sheets, pillow cases, blankets and pillows between each and every patient.

This situation is rapidly changing and we are closely following the developments. If the government orders all non-essential services to close, we will close. Until then, we are taking it day-by-day.  Should closing the clinic become necessary, we will still be able to provide you with your current herbal prescriptions.   If you have a respiratory issue, we can arrange a no-contact pick-up of herbal formulas.  We also have herbal formulas available to strengthen both respiratory and immune function.

If you have any questions, or to reschedule, please call 479-301-2307.

March 15, 2020

Patient care and public safety are our top priorities.  Above all else, do no harm. We are dealing with a highly-transmissible virus that is passing from human to human asymptomatically. It is time we all do our part to flatten the curve so our hospitals do not become overwhelmed.  

 

This means, unless we begin practicing flying needle technique from across the room, it would be unethical at this moment in time for us to continue to use our close-contact modalities on patients. This includes acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha.

 

Yesterday we shut the doors on the clinic for the next two weeks, but we are still providing our patients, established and new, with the following forms of care:
 

Herbs-

-If you are a patient already on an herbal formula, we will refill it and mail it to you or set-up a no-contact pick-up at the clinic.  

-If you are in need of herbs for any health issue or would like to start taking a formula to help strengthen immunity and lung function, we can do telemedicine and send the herbs by mail or arrange no-contact pick-up.

 

Ear seeds-

Many of our menopause, migraine, and digestion patients receive intradermal needles at the end of the treatment.  While I can’t give you needles to use at home, we can provide ear seeds which use acupressure to provide some stimulation to the acupoint..  It is still a sticker that is worn up to 1 week before removal. We will provide you with pictures of point locations and how to find the points you need to use.  We can mail them or arrange a no-contact pick-up.

 

We appreciate our patients’ willingness to abide by the new rules we had in place for the clinic.  Everybody needs to take COVID-19 seriously to stop the spread now. Please wash your hands. Please limit your interactions with others and put physical space between you and your fellow humans. Please stay home.