You’re Sick? We Treat That!

Occasionally a patient will call in and say, “I can’t come in for my appointment today, I’m sick.”   And I think, ‘Well what good luck for you! You are sick and you already have an appointment scheduled.”
People often discover acupuncture because they are seeking help with a particularly stubborn issue and someone has told them that acupuncture is helpful for that condition. People often come in for treatment of back pain, knee pain, help with fertility- or a large host of different concerns; so it is easy to forget that Chinese Medicine is a whole medicine and we treat all conditions- especially illness!
It is always the first thing acupuncture and herb students learn about in school- how to differentiate the different types of illnesses and the protocols for each. And we get a lot of practice treating it. Through four years of school and all of your colleagues getting sick, you get to treat a lot of sickness, and follow your results closely. However, the seniors much less often than the freshman!
People who receive acupuncture regularly report getting sick less frequently, and suffer for a briefer period of time. However, if you are a patient of acupuncture and have the misfortune of coming down with something, remember that we are trained to treat you and can make the whole experience a less miserable one.

COVID-19 Announcement

To Our Community

Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

We will also be taking extra protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff:

·      All visitors musk wear a mask entering the building, checking in and waiting in the lobby. No exceptions.

·      We are providing disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers for all guests to use in several areas.

·      Each treatment room has a HEPA filter with a built-in UV-C air sanitizer (also used in hospital settings.)

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and/or gloves.

·      Use of disposable paper sheets or change out sheets in between each patient.

·      Treatment tables and other surfaces will be sanitized after each patient.

·      We try to minimize the number of people waiting in the front lobby - your practitioner may ask you to wait in the car until the room is ready.

Please check your appointment confirmations for specific instructions. Our commitment to keeping everyone safe and healthy is our top priority.