We reopened in June 2020, and I am available to treat established clients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You are welcome to schedule acupuncture sessions through Full Slate or to contact me. New clients, I'm happy to add you to my schedule as I'm available and/or put you on my waiting list. Please contact me with your available days and times.
Current and prospective clients: Before coming in, please read our Office Guidelines at the bottom of this page.
Those with compromised immune systems, elderly clients, or anyone not feeling comfortable with in-person treatment, are encouraged to work with me remotely. Please see details below.
I’m offering 10-30 minute telehealth sessions via Doxy.me for current clients. Options include:
*Instruction for acupressure – especially helpful for fertility clients and those who would normally be receiving labor prep acupuncture
*Help designing a personalized wellness plan (including nutrition, lifestyle, herbs)
*Support in continuing with your current plan
*Herbal/supplement support (see below)
I can help you with herbs and supplements (especially for prevention or if you’re having symptoms) in the following ways:
*Talk through what you have available at home and what you may need
*Purchase from what I have in stock
*Order through my Wellevate online dispensary, receive a discount, and have the herbs/supplements delivered to your home. Please click the link below to set up an account then I can send you my “flu prevention and care” protocol. https://wellevate.me/lori-guynes
*I can order you herbs in pill form or as herbal granule formulas that you mix with warm water and drink like a tea and have them drop shipped to you
I encourage you to continue to take good care of mental, emotional and physical well-being. We aren't out of the woods yet so please make sure to keep washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, connect with loved ones and nature, get plenty of sleep, water, nutritious food, and avoid added sugar, which depresses the immune system.
I look forward to supporting you during this time and I’m wishing ease and wellness for you and your loved ones.
Office Guidelines During Covid
In compliance with CDC, SB County Health Department and Acupuncture professional guidelines we have implemented the following practices and procedures.
Even though SB County is in the yellow tier, we are still taking precautions especially since we treat many pregnant women and because we have some clients who are unvaccinated.
If you are planning to visit the office, we ask the following:
· Patients (and staff) are asked to stay home if they are experiencing illness/having symptoms of flu or virus including: new cough, new shortness of breath, fever or chills, new fatigue, new sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, new nasal symptoms (clearly not allergy related), new muscle aches not caused by activity such as exercise, new diarrhea, new skin rash/lesions.
· Please stay home if you have been confirmed or presumed to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
· *If you are not fully vaccinated (less than two weeks since last dose):
*Please stay home if you have had close contact with someone confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
· For domestic or international travel by train, plane, bus, ship,unvaccinated patients will be asked to wait 10 days. Or you can test 3-5 days after return and quarantine for 7 days.
· If symptom free, no quarantine needed after domestic travel for vaccinated people.
· For international travel vaccinated patients should also test 3-5 days after arriving home and then come in after a negative result.
As a reminder, here are some of the steps we are taking to ensure everyone’s safety:
We have modified our space to allow for social distancing and for easier disinfecting.
We are doing our best with scheduling so clients don’t cross paths at the door or in the waiting room.
The bathroom key holder is now plastic vs. cloth so that we can disinfect it more easily.
You will have a clean area in the room to rest your belongings.
We are taking additional time between appointments to completely sanitize and ventilate the treatment room/office and have implemented higher level cleaning practices including the use of HEPA filter with UV light. All surfaces are disinfected between patients and treatment table sheets are new.
Table set up: We have switched to paper/disposable one-time use lap coverings. Pillows have vinyl/waterproof coverings that are cleaned between visits. Any blankets, towels, pillowcases or sheets are clean/one-time use. Sheets are laundered by Mission Linen.
We will continue to use CNT (clean needle technique) which includes pre-sterilized disposable needles, using alcohol to clean the points before needling and other important safety practices that are the cornerstone of any safe acupuncture clinic.
We have installed a sink for staff use so we can more easily wash our hands throughout our shift.
Thank you for trusting us with your care!