What to Expect:
Welcome, I’m Jennifer Cahoon, acupuncturist and founder of Acupuncture Center for Women. I became licensed as an acupuncturist in 2008 and I also have 20 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical
Are you having health concerns and wondering where to get help or guidance, especially during these times when you need to stay at home?
These are times that are even more important to be paying attention to
If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.
Many of my patients have come to me for women’s health issues, including pregnancy and postpartum issues over the years and now are seeing me through telemedicine about their health issues.
If searching on Google for answers about the health issues you’re experiencing is something that’s been happening, what’s helpful for one person might not be for another. Be cautious about a one-size-fits all approach. It’s important to have a personalized plan that’s unique to your specific issue and situation. One thing that makes my practice different is that I create a personalized care package based on your symptoms and desired treatment routine.
My mission is to give women access to acupuncture when and where they want it.
I’ve moved all of my patient visits over to secure video and phone consults. You can book a free 15-minute consultation by clicking the Schedule an Appointment button.
When you schedule a visit, it is not just a telemedicine visit. I am providing access to my 12 yrs of expertise helping hundreds of patients practicing as a licensed acupuncturist. My patients are finding these visits to be beneficial and are happy to get the help they need.
Because you may have never engaged in telemedicine before, let me walk you through the process so that you can understand just how easy it is to get started.
It’s easy to schedule. All you have to do is call my office at 617-721-3126 or go to Schedule an Appointment button to book on-line.
Once you schedule your initial visit, you’ll receive an electronic health history and consent form that uploads securely to your patient portal from the comfort of your home. We will meet face-to-face for your appointments by using my HIPPA-compliant telemedicine platform secure video function.
Having a personalized plan is so important, especially with what’s going on. My patients have come to me for back pain, especially when they felt like they had tried everything else and weren’t getting answers or wanted to approach their health in a holistic way to begin with.
I will give you advice based on your specific situation, so that you can get
answers to help you with your biggest health concerns right now. Now is a good time to slow down enough to focus on you own health. Remember–If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.
Call my office at 617-721-3126 or go to the Schedule an Appointment button and book your free 15-min consult now.
THE BENEFITS OF TELEMEDICINE INCLUDE:
- Increased Immune function
- Increased energy levels
- Stress reduction
- Better sleep
- Reduced anxiety
- Regulated menstrual cycle
- Reduced night sweats
- Neck tension and pain relief
- Cosmetic Improvements
COVID-19: IMMUNITY AND OUR COMMUNITY
Dear patients and our community,
As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from the rapid spread of Coronavirus. To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community and our healthcare system.
Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and things can change rapidly, we believe using common sense is the best measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are feeling ill, or experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay home and limit your exposure to other people in your community. By taking action, you will significantly delay the spread of COVID-19:
- Fever (oral temperature 100.4° or higher) or symptoms of fever (such as chills or body aches) within the past 24 hours. Please do not consider yourself fever-free until your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours without the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen).
- Shortness of breath and/or cough that is not known to be caused by another condition (for example allergies).
- Travel within the past 14 days to areas that have people known to be infected with Covid-19
- Close contact with a person known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- Healthcare workers who have been in contact with patients known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- Prevention is the best medicine. Here are some additional resources for our patients and community during this critical time.
- What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself
- The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:
- Don’t panic. Stress is bad for your immune system. It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long. Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
- Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
- Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens and start winding down a little earlier.
- Drink lots of water to support healthy mucous membranes as a first line of defense. Hot water and tea have been shown to inhibit viruses in our throat.
- Eat more nutrient dense whole foods, soups, and bone broth.
- Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
- Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins. Breath in through your nose for a count of 5, hold for 1 count, then out through your mouth for a count of 5, hold for 1 count. Repeat. Make the counts even and not too long that you struggle.
What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System
- Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and support your immune system. Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
- Probiotics are an important part of your immune system. They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine). Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
- Elderberry syrup is a go to recommendation for antiviral support that you can order online or get at Whole foods.
- Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system.
Up-to-date COVID-19 Data from the World Health Organization
For the current number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19 Situation Report worldwide:
As acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we are committed to the health and safety of our community. With your help and support, we can all take part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
While these times may feel unusually challenging, please know we will continue to monitor the current situation and evaluate additional measures to help support our patients and community.
Thank you and please stay safe.
Acupuncture Center for Women