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The Benefits of Video Visits to Deal with Mental Anxiety During Social Distancing

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COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. The U.S. continues to bear the brunt of new coronavirus cases. The concept of social distancing is key for preventing further transmission of the virus.

Lockdown has hit patients hard. Many people are unable to see their acupuncturists for their acupuncture sessions and routine examinations. At Monarch Acupuncture, we have found a solution to this problem. If our patients cannot come to us, we will go to them.

To help patients stay on top of their physical, mental, and spiritual health, we have started offering video visits. We use different telecommunication and electronic information technologies to provide customized patient education and deliver health-related services.

We Use Ancient Chinese Practices to Promote Holistic Health

Our acupuncturists have dedicated their lives to unraveling the secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncturists at Monarch Acupuncture are practitioners of the whole system of TCM, not just acupuncture.

We use acupuncture and traditional herbs to treat infertility, hormone imbalance, fatigue, anxiety, digestive irregularity, and respiratory and circulatory disorders.

There is a common misconception that traditional Chinese medicine focuses exclusively on using paper-thin needles to manipulate different acupuncture points to restore the natural flow of energy in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a system of holistic medicine. Our acupuncturists, in addition to using acupuncture, recommend exercises, mindfulness practices, diets, and ancient herbs known to restore the balance and flow of energy throughout the body.

What to Expect in a Video Visit Session

Video visits can last up to 25 minutes. During a video visit, you can share your concerns related to health and other issues. The acupuncturist tending to you may want to look at different parts of your body. They may want to look at your tongue to make a Chinese medicine diagnosis.

During a session, we will:

  • Demonstrate mindfulness and meditation practices
  • Discuss dietary recommendations
  • Teach you to cook specific foods, such as bone broth, herbal teas and soups, and congee
  • Give instructions to prepare a customized herbal drink/food, and explain how to take it
  • Discuss an exercise plan
  • Teach you to locate acupressure points
  • Teach you to take care of yourself between visits

Benefits of Video Visits 

  • Enable us to see more patients every day
  • Video visits cost a lot less than in-person visits
  • Improved patient access to healthcare
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Reduced patient no-shows

At Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness, we are committed to helping our patients reclaim their health. We use acupuncture to effectively treat different health conditions. We are committed to supporting our patients during these testing times and have started offering video sessions to help them stay physically and mentally fit. To talk to a licensed acupuncturist, schedule an online appointment by filling out a form.