A few months have passed since Illinois’ shelter-in-place order, it feels like a century long. We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal routines. While many things have changed, one thing remains the same: our commitment to your well-being. Starting June 9th, our office will begin the process of fully reopening to provide the services of both acupuncture treatment and herbal formula consultation.
The health and well-being of our clients is our top priority, and we are continuing to take all necessary precautions with an increased focus on sanitization and hygiene as the office reopens. Our office has implemented measures with strict adherence to guidelines and recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The general actions we routinely take to help keep you and our office environment safe are to wear masks and wash hands frequently, sanitize surfaces and clean the air regularly.
The most important change in our practice is that we make the most of space to allow for social distancing between patients. Generally speaking, patients are no longer meeting each other, we now separate our clients from each other and there will be no gathering in the waiting areas. We will do our best to maintain social distancing for our clients and staff, and respectfully request you wear facial covering when visiting our office. Everyone of our staff team will be asked to stay home if he/she is not feeling well and we would also ask our clients to do same.
We look forward to welcoming you the next time you take to your healing journey in Ginkgo Healing clinic. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to call, we are happy to communicate with you and truly appreciate your trust and loyalty, and hope to return that with the honest, high quality care we strive to provide to you and your family.
Stay safe and be well!
In response to the guidance provided by our local, state and federal authorities and many national medical associations, Ginkgo Healing clinic has been temporarily closed since March 21st, when governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order went into effect. We want to do our part to help manage the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve. We plan to reopen the clinic the week of April 27th, contingent upon further guidelines from the governor and local authorities, we will continue to provide updates. In the meantime, should you require immediate attention, or need refill of your herbal formula, please reach out to Dr. Gary Xie directly, we can also arrange for phone consultation.
Protecting yourself from Coronavirus
During the period of this crisis, the concern many of us share is how can we protect ourselves and our loved ones. Quarantine is obviously the most important measure to mitigate community transmission. But for those who have to come out there are some tips to protect them and reduce the chances of infection.
Basically the virus enters the body through the nose and mouth. So two things are critical to protect us: one is to reject the virus as much as we can, that means wearing a facial mask, and wash your hands often; another is to enhance the defense ability of the mucus membrane tissues inside of the nose and mouth and throat. How to enhance the defense ability of the mucus membrane tissues in the upper respiratory system? Below are a few tips for reference:
Take care, stay healthy and be safe.