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Acupuncture South Devon - Clinic REOPENED 12th April

Fiona Matthews - Acupuncturist A professional Traditional Acupuncturist with over 20 years experience, member of the British Acupuncture Council, the British Medical Acupuncture Society and a qualified Nurse, Fiona Matthews practices at Acupuncture South Devon at The Watermark in Ivybridge.

If you'd like to speak to an experienced, professional acupucunturist and understand how acupuncture could help you then contact Fiona at Acupuncture South Devon, either by phoning 01752 895401, text or call 07767 665677 or by email or follow on twitter.

COVID-19 Update: 12th April 2021 - Acupuncture South Devon REOPENS

The acupuncture clinic was obliged to close between 21st March - 23rd August 2020, again between the 4th November - 7th December 2020 and again between 5th January - 12th April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We've been through unprecedented times, but we are now, thankfully, able to reopen.

The British Acupuncture Council states that as of 12th April 2021 its members can return to the phase of “Careful Practice“.

Existing patients are being contacted to arrange their long awaited appointments. New patients are welcome to contact the practice.

The Watermark building in Ivybridge (which hosts the clinic) is gradually reopening with limited hours and due to COVID-19 Secure guidelines, the acupuncture clinic will have to operate at a much reduced capacity.

Things are different now we've reopened and patients may be anxious when they return but Acupuncture South Devon will be doing everything it can to make them feel safe coming for treatment.

The clinic is COVID-19 Secure.

Both the Government and British Acupuncture Council guidelines oblige part of the acupuncture assessment to be by telephone to reduce the face to face contact time. The acupuncturist will wear a medical grade fluid resistant face mask at all times and also a visor during close contact.

In addition, when coming for treatment, patients will need to:-
1. wear a face covering
2. use the hand sanitiser provided
3. arrive on time
4. travel light
5. come alone (unless a chaperone has been previously arranged)

On arrival, patients will be met at The Watermark main entrance, where their temperature will be taken and then escorted in the lift to the clinic treatment room.

Patients are advised that if they, or anyone in their household, develop COVID-19 symptoms, or start isolating, then they will need to postpone their appointment.

The new measures will be in place for the forseeable future, and reflect the seriousness of the situation and the importance we place on the health and wellbeing of our patients.

Acupuncture South Devon looks forward to welcoming you back to the clinic.

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Acupuncture South Devon Contact Details

    List of private health insurers who support acupuncture treatment
    Fiona Matthews´ British Acupuncture Council Entry
    Information for NHS patients - What is Acupuncture?
    NICE recommends that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS
    Independent, Respected, International Review of Acupuncture - The Cochrane Collaboration
    Evaluation of a CAM Pilot Project in Northern Ireland (2008) - Dpt of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
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