2019 Holiday Wishes and 2020 Upcoming Clinic Changes
By Chad Dupuis
Tagged in Yin Yang House News and News
Before all of the updates for the upcoming 2020 year in our clinic, I wanted to first say how thankful we are to be a part of all of our patients, students and readers lives. We wish you the absolute best and happiest of holidays and offer best wishes for the new year. We are looking forward to helping you in whatever ways we can!!
Before the newer updates, as we still have the occasional person showing up at our old office space, a reminder that our main office moved earlier in the year. In August of this year we moved our Main Street Chattanooga location out Lee Hwy near the mall in an office complex called the "london center" at 7053 lee hwy (you can read more about that in a previous blog post).
Now for the updates, many of these come with mixed emotions, these changes will, however, help us to be more efficient with our offerings and keep the quality of our care as high as possible. And in the words of Lao Tzu "life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes, don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow, let reality be reality, let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
- First, our associate acupuncturist, Senad, will be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other interests. It has been great having him with us and helping to expand our ability to care for our patients. We wish him the best in his new pursuits! Additionally, Jessica our receptionist will be leaving that role to focus on some other endeavors she has along with helping us behind the scenes - we also wish her the best.
- Partially because of the above, but more generally the difficulty in finding other acupuncturists to help us at a high level, we will (at least temporarily) no longer be offering our community clinics. When these started, which some of you will remember, they were both a truly low cost offering but a more dynamic (first come, first serve) community experience. As they outgrew the ability for that format to work well, other ways of providing these clinics were more limiting in nature, in our opinion, and didn't quite provide the experience that we feel works best. So for now we will be consolidating our efforts on full private treatments where we can more freely incorporate other important aspects of Chinese Medicine (i.e. tuina massage, cupping, etc.).
- Along the same lines, we have closed our Dalton clinic. This is to some degree because our new Lee Hwy office is really not that far from our Dalton office (compared to the distance and traffic of where we were downtown). Ultimately, however, I had always hoped we would find a suitable practitioner to spend more time there to truly meet the needs of the area. As we couldn't find another practitioner for that office, consolidating my time in a single office increases my ability to maintain a high quality of care for our patients.
- Finally we will have some rate and schedule changes. For acupuncture the increase is small - from $75 to $80 treatment ($300 4 packs keep this at $75/treatment). Massage will be increased to the same price as acupuncture - $80 for a 1 hour massage (allowing patients to share prepaid 4 packs between acupuncture and massage). 30 minutes massages will be $45 and 90 minute will be $110. Schedule wise, for acupuncture we will be dropping Mondays and returning to our regular Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
That's about it for this year. It's been an honor to work with and for all of you and we are looking forward to serving you in the upcoming year.
With best wishes,
-Chad and all of the staff at the Yin Yang House.