July 2021 – BC Restart Step 3 update and Red Tree Wellness policies

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  • BC Step 3 and Clinic policies – Beginning July 2, 2021
  • Heat Wave health tips.
  • Did You Knows…


Effective July 1, 2021, the province entered Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan. Most excitingly, after over 460 days, the State of Emergency has been lifted! 

At Red Tree Wellness we will gradually begin to transition back to normal protocols, while continuing to protect our staff and you, our patients. At this time in Step 3, the BC Health Office has instructed all sectors to transition to protocols that prevent the spread of communicable disease

Here are our Communicable Disease Prevention Policies and Protocols important for you to know and follow, beginning July 2, 2021:

  1. Face masks for patients will still be required for the time being. The PHO recommends mask use for public indoor spaces.
  2. Sanitize your hands upon entry.
  3. Please arrive on-time (avoid coming early) in order to help minimize the number of people in our waiting area.
  4. We’ll continue disinfection after each patient entry and exit.
  5. Staggered starts of the arrival of patients will continue as much as possible.
  6. Continuation of physical separation where possible at a 2 metre distance.
  7. Protective barriers will remain in place.
  8. Contactless payments are encouraged. 
  9. Masks for staff are also still mandatory.

Prior to coming to the clinic, ensure you:

  1. Avoid coming to the clinic if you are experiencing symptoms of a communicable disease, e.g. sore throat, sore throat, fever and/or chills, recent onset of coughing, diarrhea. Pre-screening for COVID-19 will be discontinued. 
  2. Continue to practice good hand hygiene, and wash or sanitize your hands regularly. 
  3. Sneeze/cough into your elbow.
  4. Bring a mask to wear while in the clinic. If you forget one, we have Medical Masks available at a cost of $2.
  5. Be aware that possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19 may still exist. By coming to the clinic, you acknowledge and assume the risk of possible infection of a communicable disease.

Telemedicine services are still available as well. 

We are continually grateful to you, our patients! We thank you for your trust in us and willingness to ride with us as we continue to navigate through these uncommon times. Most importantly, we thank you for allowing us to guide you on your pathway to health…

We look forward to seeing you! 

Heat Wave health tips

In Acupuncture, the most superficial layer of channels are Yang channels, and one of their many jobs is to regulate heat or temperature in our bodies. All of the Yang channels in the body meet at one significant acupuncture point, Da Zhui – Big Hammer or Du 14. Can you imagine what kind of salsa party and traffic jam is going on there on a hot day? A quick easy way to cool your body down is to put an ice pack or cold wet towel on this point. It is just underneath Cervical vertebra 7 (C7). Hammer that heat out! 

Did you know… 

  • We now have Stone Medicine in our clinic! Gua Sha tools and pendants are our current stock. Check them out next time you are in!
  • Essential Oil blends are privately designed and made exclusively for Red Tree Wellness by one of our Reiki Master and Chemistry professor colleagues.
  • Argan Oil by Saadia Organics is a local Vancouver company whose relatives in Morocco hand make these therapeutic grade oils.
  • Our Cold Sore gel and Bruise and Wound gel are amazingly fast and made by an Albertan company. 
  • Our Fascia Cups are also designed and made by a local Vancouver company.
  • Instructional videos for Gua Sha and Sliding Cupping are on our YouTube Channel  – https://www.youtube.com/c/RedTreeWellnessCa

May you have an enjoyable summer! Be Well.

Yours in good health and happiness,

Dr. Sonia F. Tan, DAOM and the Red Tree Wellness team


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