Hey you, turn off the news

Turn Off the News to Reduce Anxiety

Do you watch or read or listen to the news?

Do you feel anxious?

Do you commonly wonder “What if ______ happens?”

Do you hear bad news and allow it to change your mood?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, here’s a quick tip to reduce your anxiety level…

TURN OFF THE NEWS‼️

A 2015 study in the scientific journal Psychiatry found, “Increased frequency of viewing newscasts was associated with reported anxiety reflected in uncontrolled fear, physiological hyperarousal, sleeping difficulties, and fearful thoughts.”

Link to full study results here:
DOI:10.1080/00332747.2015.1069658

To replace your morning news habit, we recommend writing daily affirmations such as “I am safe, healthy, happy and pain-free” or “Something wonderful happens to me today” to set a positive mood for your day ahead.

Only you can control how you feel, so why allow negative news outside of your control to hijack your day? Protect your peace by turning off the news!

2022 Best of Dripping Springs Finalists

Vote for 2022 Best of Dripping Springs

Thanks to y’all, we’ve been nominated for six Best of Dripping Springs Awards this year!

Please vote for us in these categories:

  • Best Acupuncturist
  • Best Pain Management
  • Best Alternative Medicine
  • Best Place to Work
  • Best Boss
  • Best Overall Company

Voting is allowed once per email address. Every vote counts!

You can vote by clicking this link and looking for us in the categories of Health Care and Top Employers.

These awards help get the word out that natural pain relief is possible and doesn’t require a long car ride to downtown Austin. Our mission is to help 100,000 people like you feel better without the side effects of painkillers, pharmaceuticals or ineffective surgery. Please vote for us so we can continue helping people!

Thank you so much for your support!

Dr. Michelle, Nok, Caitlin, Jami, Logan and Christine

Vote Here: https://www.drippingspringsnews.com/best-dripping-springs#// 

New clinic hours for September 2021

New Clinic Hours Begin on September 13, 2021

We’re excited to expand our clinic hours effective September 13, 2021!

Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac, DACM will be treating patients as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 4pm-7pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 9am-1pm

Nok Klingfoi, AC, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) will be treating patients as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday: 12pm-4pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 1pm-5pm

Dr. Michelle will be available for New Patient Consultations during all clinic hours by appointment.

We are open on Saturdays by special request. Ask Caitlin or Dr. Michelle for details.

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Prevention Updates

We’ve all been living in the world of COVID-19 prevention for over a year (!) and we’ve recently updated our clinic policies to follow CDC recommendations:

  • Our clinic will continue to practice rigorous sanitary protocols.
  • Appointment availability is temporarily reduced to accommodate physical distancing.
  • All staff is screened prior to each shift for subjective and objective markers of COVID-19.
  • Indigo Healing Acupuncture staff will wear masks while working with patients.

During this time, we ask that you assist us by adhering to the following safety measures:

  • Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth while visiting open areas of our clinic to protect our immunocompromised patients who are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • We will apply hand sanitizer to your hands as soon as you arrive at the clinic.
  • Please call or text to cancel your appointment if you are feeling unwell with symptoms such as cough, fever, rash, shortness of breath, loss of smell and/or taste, or if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19. We will waive any cancellation fees.
  • If you are able to come to your appointment by yourself, please do so; otherwise please limit additional guests to only medically necessary caregivers. Children (under the age of 16) are only permitted in the clinic with a pediatric appointment.
  • To ensure the safety of our clinic for all patients and staff, we reserve the right to re-schedule or cancel your appointment if we feel it is not safe to provide a treatment.
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Everglow Esthetics Is Now At Indigo Healing Acupuncture

Indigo Healing Acupuncture is excited to announce our new partnership with Everglow Esthetics, owned and founded by licensed esthetician Samantha Brooks, an Austin native with over 20 years of experience in skin care. She offers organic facials, waxing, brow/lash services and clinical-based treatments to help resolve acne, dryness, aging and more! Samantha uses products from Eminence Organic Skin Care.

Everglow Esthetics is now located within Indigo Healing Acupuncture. All services require an appointment. To book, schedule online, text or call 512-461-4821.

We’re A Red Backpack Fund Grant Recipient!

Indigo Healing Acupuncture Selected by GlobalGiving As Red Backpack Fund Recipient, Receives $5,000 Grant From The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation To Combat COVID-19 Crisis
June 12, 2020 — GlobalGiving announced today that Indigo Healing Acupuncture has been selected to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from The Red Backpack Fund, an opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits made possible by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation.

“My hope is that this gift will help alleviate some of the pressures caused by this horrible pandemic. Twenty years ago, I started Spanx with $5,000 in savings, and I see this as a time to pay it forward. Small business is the backbone of our culture. I know what it’s like to be a small business owner, and I want to provide some relief to these entrepreneurs during this time,” said Spanx Founder Sara Blakely.

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund.

Thousands of business owners and nonprofit founders from across the United States and its territories applied to receive a grant from The Red Backpack Fund to combat economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Indigo Healing Acupuncture was selected for the grant based on its outstanding application, its urgent need for COVID-19 relief, and its demonstrated capacity to overcome COVID-19 setbacks.

GlobalGiving, a 501(c)(3) organization with nearly two decades of grantmaking experience, will award grants to at least 1,000 women entrepreneurs from now through September 2020 through The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving has assembled a 100% women-led team to lead the grantee selection process. The team includes grant specialists, social workers, female entrepreneurs, analysts, and monitoring and evaluation experts.

“We’re proud to announce the grantees of The Red Backpack Fund. They have successfully undergone GlobalGiving’s rigorous vetting process, and we believe this grant will help them continue to thrive, despite the shifting economic circumstances brought on by this crisis,” said GlobalGiving CEO Alix Guerrier. “The world needs more women-led organizations who are a key force in overcoming COVID-19 and establishing a better normal.”

Learn more about The Red Backpack Fund at www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund.

About Indigo Healing Acupuncture
Indigo Healing Acupuncture provides clinically-proven solutions for chronic pain/disease, headaches and infertility. Dr. Michelle Wendt, L.Ac, DACM is a Dripping Springs healthcare provider offering effective and comprehensive solutions to adults and children. Her treatment strategies naturally encourage homeostasis in the nervous system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and immune system leading to long-term relief.

About The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
Since its inception in 2006, the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation has donated millions to charities around the world, focusing on charities that empower underserved women and girls. In 2013, Sara Blakely became the first self-made, female billionaire to sign the Giving Pledge, created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to give at least half her wealth to charity. In 2020, Sara and the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation launched the Red Backpack Fund in partnership with GlobalGiving. Back by Sara Blakely, the $5 million fund supports the recovery and revitalization of female-owned businesses in the U.S. impacted by the coronavirus crisis. While many of the world’s resources are being depleted, one is waiting to be unleashed: Women. The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation is on a mission to support women and help them SOAR through education, entrepreneurship and the arts. Learn more at www.spanxfoundation.com.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit that makes it safe and easy to support important causes around the world. When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, GlobalGiving quickly delivers funds to vetted organizations that are best-suited to lead immediate and long-term relief and recovery. As part of its mission to accelerate community-led change, GlobalGiving provides tools, training, and support to help nonprofits, donors, and companies increase their impact and make the world a better place. Learn more at www.globalgiving.org.

Against racism

Indigo Healing Acupuncture Stands Against Racism

This week has brought a wave of heavy hearts to the clinic. In this time of overwhelming transformation, our clinic is a place of security, healing and serenity.  We do not tolerate any racist beliefs, attitudes, or behavior from our staff or our patients.  We support the Black Lives Matter movement. We are a safe space for the people of Dripping Springs and beyond.


“Speaking out against white supremacy and race-based violence does not make you
anti-white, anti-police, right or left.
It makes you pro justice.
Pro black life.
Pro accountability.
And pro racial equality.
Caring about the life of another isn’t political.
It’s human.” 

– Shannon Griffin

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