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Set to REOPEN on May 15, 2020

Hello, my lovely Pin Cushions!!!

I want to thank you all for your patience. I took some much-needed time to contemplate my reopening plan. There were a lot of factors to consider, but I believe I came up with what is best for me and, hopefully, what is best for you.

I plan to reopen Palouse Acupuncture on May 15, 2020, barring any surprises!

I will be taking the following extra precautions at the clinic to ensure both your safety and mine:

First, I will be calling everyone the day (or two) before their appointment to prescreen.

     Screening questions before your appointment include the following:
• Have you had a fever in the last 24 hours of 100°F or above?
• Do you now, or have you recently had, any respiratory or flu symptoms, sore throat, or shortness of breath?
• Have you been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has coronavirus-type symptoms?
• If yes on any, you may reschedule without penalty.
• I have revised my Cancellation Policy: There is no penalty if you wake up with cold or flu symptoms and need to cancel the day of, but please notify me as soon as possible.

   Second, I will request that you come to your appointment wearing a face mask. It can be cloth or an N95 mask, but it must cover both your nose and mouth and be worn through the duration of your appointment. I also purchased a no-contact thermometer and am looking forward to checking each of your temps upon arrival!

Third, I will be wearing a face mask as well as scrubs and I will be limiting “table talk” during your treatment to just the Q & A that provide enough information to make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. This will ensure we have enough time for you to receive a full treatment, dress, and pay, and for me to disinfect the space before the next Pin Cushion arrives.

Last, I will not be administering cupping or guasha during the month of May in order to limit physical contact.

I genuinely CANNOT WAIT to get back to work! However, I am taking this matter very seriously and I expect you to do the same. If there is even a hint of an upsurge of local cases of COVID-19, I will be of the first businesses to close shop and will call you to cancel your upcoming appointment. I am not interested in putting you or your loved ones (or myself and mine!) in harm’s way.

Looking forward to treating you soon.

Best,

Dr. Cass

208-882-8534

Best of Moscow Award – 2019

Palouse Acupuncture, LLC – Cass McLean Receives 2019 Best of Moscow Award

Moscow Award Program Honors the Achievement

MOSCOW December 12, 2019 — Palouse Acupuncture, LLC – Cass McLean has been selected for the 2019 Best of Moscow Award in the Acupuncture Clinic category by the Moscow Award Program.

Each year, the Moscow Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Moscow area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Moscow Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Moscow Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Moscow Award Program

The Moscow Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Moscow area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Moscow Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Moscow Award Program

Healthy Foods for Fall

traditional chinese medicine foods for fall

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything.

As fall descends on the land, it reminds us we need to start cutting back on the numerous cooling foods that are consumed during the summer months. Things like raw foods, salads, juices and fruits should be decreased because they can create too much cold in the body, according to traditional Chinese medicine. continue reading »

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Statistics show eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age, things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back. continue reading »

Idaho Acupunctures Against Dry Needling

Across the country, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and other professionals are being certified to administer acupuncture under the pseudonym, “Dry Needling.” With as little as 27 hours of clinical training, these practitioners are wielding acupuncture needles and administering aggressive needling into acupuncture and ashii points! This is incredibly concerning due to the high risk of serious harm to our fellow patients, friends and community members. The Idaho Acupuncture Association is taking a stand; we are NOT ok with this and we will do what we can to prevent this from happening in our state.

Please sign our petition and help prevent untrained practitioners from administering acupuncture!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/idaho-acupuncturists-against-dry-needling

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