#1 Safety First when it comes to COVID-19!!

While we have not freaked out and bought 200 rolls of toilet paper and 50kgs each of rice and pasta, we understand that everyone including ourselves should be doing their best to minimise the spread of this infection.

Because of this we assure you that;

  • We fully clean our laundry and change our towels and face piece covers for each client.
  • We wash our hands before & after each client + between massage & acupuncture (as its hard to grip needles with balmy hands).
  • We have our clinic professionally cleaned.

 

It is also important to know how to protect yourself. According to NSW health, you should:

Maintain hand hygiene by regularly cleaning hands thoroughly with soap and water (for 20 seconds) or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Clean your hands:

  • before entering an area used by other people
  • after using the bathroom
  • after coughing or sneezing
  • before preparing food or eating.

Practice good cough etiquette: cover your coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing (e.g. into elbow), dispose of used tissues, and clean your hands afterwards.

Social distancing is an effective measure, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations and the aim is to reduce potential for transmission.

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

It is important that everyone does their part to limit spread of COVID-19. This will help protect vulnerable people in our community and reduce the burden on our hospitals.

For more information please visit: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/coronavirus-faqs.aspx

Safety First when it comes to Needles!!

Why it is important to know the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture.

If you’re seeking pain relief it is really important to understand the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

What most people are not aware of, is that Dry Needling is completely unregulated.  This means there is minimal training and there are no standards for safety enforced.

Acupuncture, however, is a regulated health profession and requires a minimum 4 year degree in health science (or equivalent), registration, insurance and continued professional development.  This is all to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety to you.

The greatest advantage to acupuncture is that we work on the symptoms as well the root cause.  Simply addressing pain can have limited results if the underlying reason for the pain is not addressed. 

An acupuncturist looks for connections between meridians, organs, muscles, emotions and external influences to treat the whole body for a longer lasting result.

So before you let someone put needles into you, you should check to see that they are a registered acupuncturist. 

You are well within your rights to say, “thank you, I do appreciate your professional service, but I will get my needling done by a registered acupuncturist.

Even more importantly make sure that your friends and family are informed so they can make the right choice as well.