By appointment, Sunday-Friday. Licensed Acupuncturist and Licensed Esthetician at the Manning Wellness Clinic. Here to help you feel and look like your best self!
I am happy to discuss your health issues and my services as an acupuncturist. Please note, however, that Facebook owns everything on it-- timeline, messaging, whatever--so if you are uncomfortable with your information belonging to them to do with whatever they want, perhaps a phone call would be more prudent? Just throwing that out there. If you've already posted on your timeline about your migra
Operating as usual
Is it COVID or allergies? People are leaving my office breathing a lot easier, but please test before you come in if you have to ask yourself that. Round 3 of free tests (8 of them this time!) now shipping. Insurance covers 8 per month, either up front at the pharmacy counter or submit receipt and get a check in a few weeks.
COVID.gov/tests - Free at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today.
Of course we’d love to see you, but here are some tips for at home maintenance.
Why cases of back pain have increased during the pandemic Back pain has been one of the country’s leading health concerns. Dr. Carson Fairbanks, an orthopedic spine surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, told KERA’s Sam Baker he's seeing more aches and pains in the neck, mid-back, and lower back.
There is a little clock on the shelf where I keep my pillows, and I knocked it off when I put a pillow back. The patient on the table was startled, and when I explained what had happened, said, "Killing time?" 😎
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If you have health insurance, save your receipts! You can be reimbursed for $12 per home covid test as of January 15. The linked site goes live on Wednesday the 19th, and you will be able to order 4 tests per household per month.
Everybody may well catch Omicron, many without needing hospitalization, but if you're paying attention to schools, hospitals, businesses, and trash pick up, you might have noticed it is pretty inconvenient for the entire world to be sick at once. You can be contagious before you start feeling sick, so please mask up indoors, over both nose and mouth, when you're not at home.
COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don't need to enter a credit card number.
I will be doing NYE in my pajamas at home, but this may be worth exploring, if you are going to combine households. (Throat swab may be more sensitive to Omicron than nasal. 20-30 min after eating or drinking, go for the tonsils and try not to touch tongue or teeth.)
As always, stay alive, don't drink and drive. And get some rest. Any New Year's resolutions I come up with I'll try to implement for Lunar New Year instead of trying to start on Saturday.
Michael Mina on Twitter “Symptoms are starting v early w Omicron (for a number of reasons I’ve discussed) This means that there is a chance the virus isnt yet growing in the nose when you first test Virus may start further down. Throat swab + nasal may improve chances a swab picks up virus. https://t.co/NfxHqjKpIo”
This moment in this show, minus the creepiness, is the best part of my job. Eli Stone was another great show for acupuncture. Plenty of bs, but there was a lot of realness to the acupuncturist character that I appreciated.
Today's message comes to you from TikTok! How are your sinuses? When's the last time you went to the dentist? If the answers are "always awful" and "a long while," go! It could save your life.
For a more garden variety decongest and profound relax, come see me. Appointments are available at 214-720-2225.
We can process your HSA or FSA cards. Now is the time to start planning if you have a use it or lose it account!
Our office does not bill insurance, but sometimes you can get reimbursed. If it's through health insurance, check that you have acupuncture benefits, that the provider may be out of network, if there is a deductible and how much has been met, if preauthorization is required, and if there are diagnosis requirements or other limitations. We can give you a superbill to submit to your insurance if applicable.
And the next time your company is doing open enrollment, check and see if acupuncture is a covered option. Again, we're not in network, but I've had some folks ask for the superbill where it's not insurance but they do get reimbursed as part of a discount plan.
Natural immunity isn't better.
Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Among Adults Hospitalized ... This report describes mRNA COVID-19 vaccine recipients as having greater immunity from COVID-19 infection than previously infected, unvaccinated persons.
If you are having trouble cutting down on your drinking, acupuncture can help with that. Give us a call at 214-720-2225
Excessive drinking during pandemic leads to dramatic spike in liver transplants, study says The national list for people seeking liver transplants skyrocketed during the pandemic, shooting up 50% higher than originally predicted before COVID.
I wish I didn't get so excited about random crap from Amazon, but if you've seen me struggling with tangled cords to hook the e-stim up to acupuncture needles, you know why I'm so anxiously awaiting this delivery. When you're not buying local, at least have some of it benefit your favorite charity! Set up your Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas
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If you’re doing fertility treatments and you tell me your doctor said not to get vaccinated, something’s not right. For those of y’all who saw me earlier this year and said you were waiting for more data, here you go.
Today, CDC issued an urgent health advisory to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future to prevent serious illness, deaths, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Today's health advisory strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination for both pregnant persons and their fetus or infant outweigh known or potential risks.
Additionally, the advisory calls on health departments and clinicians to educate pregnant people on the benefits of vaccination and the safety of recommended vaccines.
If a friend hasn't told you to come see me, chances are good you found me from someone saying nice things about me on the internet. If you have a good experience with me, I'd love for you to say nice things about me on the internet! Obviously, the last point in this article doesn't apply; name me. 😁
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I've been on both sides of this desk, a lot.
(Behind the desk): How are you today?
(In front of the desk): Good, you?
(B): Good, what brings you in today?
(I): I'm not doing so good
I've definitely had this happen in therapy 😅
Please put your phone away while you are on my treatment table. Unless you are Lizzo, in which case, promote me, and then RELAX. (Yes, I do facial acupuncture, and please be vaccinated if you're asking.)
LOL! Only Lizzo Would Get Facial Acupuncture in Full Glam Lizzo indulged in self-care, getting a cupping treatment on her stomach and acupuncture on her face — details
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I am 2 for 2 today with "I can put my socks on easier" after treatment.
I got us a gadget on Prime Day. UV-sanitize and wirelessly charge your phone while you're having your treatment!
Be kind, including to yourself.
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Per CDC guidelines for a medical setting, masks are still required in the clinic. Please get vaccinated.
The last five patients with COVID-19 who Dr. Luke White cared for in the ICU did not get vaccinated because:
1. "They did. They got their first dose the day before symptoms started."
2. "They gave no reason but said, 'I'm going to after I get through this!' I don't know when they will, because we sent them to an academic hospital for a heart-lung bypass."
3. "They had it 'on their list of things to do.'"
4. "They didn't believe in COVID, vaccination or masks. They died."
5. "I didn't ask. Their spouse had died from COVID the morning they were admitted. Asking seemed cruel."
Dr. White is a Beacon Medical Group critical care and pulmonary specialist who works in the Memorial and Elkhart General critical care and intensive care units.
Please help us end the pandemic and get vaccinated.
“Anxiety, insomnia? Gee, I can’t imagine why? 🤣” Have I said it? Sure. Is it kind of crappy and dismissive? Also, sure, and I am sorry. There is a lot to worry about, but if stress is affecting your health and ability to do the things you have to do, acupuncture might be the relaxation reset you need. 214-720-2225 We’d love to hear from you!
Almost as soon as I saw the news about Gov Abbott lifting the mask mandate, I saw this from Manning Wellness Clinic:
"Although Governor Abbott is ending the mask mandate and allowing businesses, including ours, to operate at 100% as of next Wednesday, we will be keeping our current Covid protocols in place.
*We will continue to limit the number of patients in the office at the same time to maintain distance
*We ask all patients to please continue to wear masks at all times while they're in the office
* We will also continue to completely clean and sterilize all areas between patients
Although I cannot physically stop someone from removing their mask when they go face down into the headrest, I urge people to realize that the virus is airborne, and when you remove your mask, you might not be the first person to do that today. I disinfect surfaces between each patient, but it's not foolproof.
Enjoy the nice weather! You know this means juniper and cedar pollen are coming. I can work on allergies, and you don’t need to remove your mask! 😷Appointments available Sunday - Friday 214-720-2225
Quotes from the table: “This is the best thing you’ve ever bought.”
re: hot towel cabinet, and they’re right! A steamy towel really elevates the cupping experience, already great for tight, sore muscles.
I’m off Thursday and Friday this week for Thanksgiving, but I’m otherwise still open for appointments Sunday-Friday. Face coverings (nose and mouth) required in the office.
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I tell my allergy patients to rinse their hair every day once they're indoors for the day, so they don't bring pollen to bed. But some hair is a bit more high maintenance, and wetting it daily is just not feasible. In that case, if you have bad allergies and there's lots of pollen around, I really would recommend covering your hair when you are outside. (I kind of hate to share an ad, but this or something like it could actually be a very helpful product for some people.)
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School's out, and I'm once again open for appointments Sun-Fri instead of no MWF. It's going to take me a while to complete board exams and get my esthetician's license, but honestly, I'm not mad at it, with the way the numbers are around here. I look forward to it, but I absolutely CAN wait to give you a facial, when it's safe! In the meantime (and moving forward), I'm still practicing acupuncture, cupping, and guasha, and I can work on allergy/sinus without you taking your mask off.
Disinfectants are designed to destroy organic material. I'm discovering there are kind of a lot of surfaces in my room that are organic material. The varnish on the wood of the chair arms. My desk. The plastic drawers. The vinyl of the treatment table and my exam room stool is holding up decently for now. It doesn't look great, but I am using exam paper on some of the wooden surfaces, and that's why. Still doing my best to keep y'all safe!
I am so pleased to be part of this team. I will be available for appointments again on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. My classes have relocated to the web, so I'm still unavailable on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be safe out there, y'all.
I don't bill insurance, but I believe strongly that you should have it. Losing your job is a qualifying event, and you have 60 days to sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage.
lifehacker.com Recent world events may have led you to believe that this would be a bad time to not have health insurance right now. And while we can’t judge your individual need for insurance, we can probably say that in general, you should think about getting coverage.
In a nutshell, masks are common in big Asian cities because it's just not hygienic to go around breathing directly on each other in crowded spaces. A little coverage is better than nothing. (But it isn't foolproof, so don't let it make you get careless.) As much as we think we say it and don't spray it, EVERYBODY sprays it to some degree. Have you managed to maintain six feet at the grocery store? I sure haven't.
So even though it feels a little ridiculous, I am masking when I go out now. (Which is just for groceries, really.) And will likely do so when the office opens back up until testing and vaccination are actually attainable by people who aren't unicorns. I've shown no symptoms but those of someone with Texas sized allergies and a messed up sleep schedule, but I am continuing to sing songs in my head as I wash my hands, washing them often, disinfecting high touch areas, trying not to touch my face, etc. Oh, and drinking enough water and getting enough movement and rest. It's not that I am terrified of catching it, but on the off chance I'm a silent carrier, I don't want to spread it. I think it's just polite.
You can get masks or mask making kits from Harkensback here. https://harkensback.com/collections/masks?fbclid=IwAR0eUOj2Em-JYUfk-ESdBlpCIULghRWBcJD1ce8FtgVdx4qKZT05j25NANo
You can make an easy no-sew mask out of a bandana and a couple of rubber bands/ponytail holders. (Fold to 1/4 width, thread through the bands, tuck the ends into each other so you have a rectangle of approximately 12 layers, though depending on the size of your face the layers won't all be the same size. Voila. Mask.)
And of course, wash them when you get home!
washingtonpost.com You can make your own at home.
I’ll let you know when we’re open again. Stay home and stay safe, y’all.
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