What is telemedicine?
According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), telehealth (or telemedicine) is defined as technology-enabled health and care management that extends beyond capacity and access. In other words, healthcare that can be provided through technology that overcomes certain limitations, like the inability to receive care face-to-face, for example. While telemedicine has been around for a long time, it has recently grown in popularity during the emergence of COVID-19.
How can Denver Mind Body Essence help?
You don’t have to see me in-person to see the benefits of our treatment. I utilize the entirety of Traditional Chinese Medicine, not just acupuncture. I can treat you by providing:
-Long Distance Reiki
-Meridian massage instruction
-Herbal supplement advice and prescriptions
I can help with many conditions via telemedicine. Because of the current state we are in due to COVID-19, you may be experiencing a spike in anxiety, stress, sleeplessness and digestive issues -- these are all things I can help with. Plus, as spring continues to bloom, you may be experiencing allergy, cold and flu symptoms, which I can also help you curb.
If you’re not sure if we can help your symptoms, please call me at 720-593-8218 or email me at email@example.com
How do you book a telemedicine appointment?
You book a telemedicine appointment through our booking page just like normal. Or if you are booking before May 1st please just call, text or email to book.
What happens during a telemedicine appointment?
For a telemedicine appointment, you will need a computer or smartphone with camera capabilities and internet access. When your appointment is confirmed, you will be given a video chat link that will allow you to connect with me once it’s time for you appointment. If you have any trouble connecting or if it asks you to download anything, please text me and I will send you a different link.
During your appointment, I will listen to your health concerns and possibly look at your area(s) of trouble, just like a normal in-person appointment. And just like in our regular treatments I will look at your tongue. Once I have an idea of what is bothering you, I can provide you with our healing recommendations/treatment.
Since we are not doing any touching or needling during this appointment, you can expect it to be shorter than a normal visit to the clinic. Our telemedicine appointment will be 30 minutes.
Pricing and Payment
I know this is a difficult time for a lot of people right now for a variety of reasons, including financially. I don’t want you to have to choose between your budget and your health, so we are telemedicine appointments at a discounted rate:
30 minutes for $35 plus the cost of herbs if needed
Payment will be taken at the conclusion of your appointment through a square invoice. Please pay promptly after receiving the invoice, just as you would pay immediately following our normal treatment.
Is telemedicine safe?
Yes! Telemedicine is designed to help patients who cannot see a medical care provider in-person for whatever reason. Patients can still receive high-caliber care from their practitioner that will help improve their health. I have also seen it provide relaxation and stress reduction during the treatment just as our regular session do!
If you have any questions about telemedicine or how I can help you through telemedicine, please reach out at 720-593-8218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anxiety and Depression are two very common emotional disturbances that I see in my office. And often my patients are seeking to find a better way to manage without pills. With technology there has become endless ways to connect and yet, we are feeling more and more disconnected, making anxiety and depression much more prevalent.
So where does Acupuncture come in?
Acupuncture is a great complimentary or in some case even stand alone treatment for anxiety and depression. Traditional Chinese medicine looks at the mind and body as one, meaning that the emotions can have effects on our physical bodies, and it aims to treat both.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide, and is especially common in our Western world. Anxiety includes the emotions of fear and worry, which are two of the seven emotions recognized in TCM. The symptoms of anxiety can range from manageable symptoms to severe, debilitating symptoms. Physically people can experience irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, and digestive issues. Cognitively, negative or obsessive thoughts can be present. And behaviorally aggression or restlessness and insomnia can be present.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine anxiety is related to the organs Heart, Liver, and Kidney, and can be a mix of either Excess or Deficiency patterns. When anxiety is caused by a deficient pattern the symptoms are more mild in comparison to when is it caused by an excess.
Depression is also very common and it is estimated that one in five people will experience depression at least once in their life. Clinical depression is different than the sadness or grief that you may feel after experiencing loss of any kind. Depression is a long lasting and intense state that effects you emotionally, physically, and cognitively. It can effect day to day living.
Symptoms include lack of interest, depressed mood, loss of appetite, irritability, agitation, exhaustion, negative thoughts, changes in sleep pattern, and hopelessness.
In TCM depression is always due to a stagnation, where the Qi cannot circulate freely through the body. Stagnation is an excess pattern, but with later stage depression deficient patterns can also be present. The Liver is the organ most often associated with depression.
The Liver houses the Ethereal Soul in TCM, which is responsible for our life’s dreams, plans, ideas, sense of purpose, and relationships with others. When there is lack of movement of the Ethereal Soul, such as in Liver Qi Stagnation the person becomes depressed lacking all the things the movement of the Ethereal Soul provides.
With the rise in both of these metal illnesses it is important to know that alternative therapies such as acupuncture are available to better help get to the root of the cause of anxiety and depression, and to help relieve the symptoms associated with both.
Acupuncture treatments for anxiety and depression vary from between 6-10 treatments depending on how severe and chronic the illness is. After treatments are then more of as needed basis.