April’s Update –

July 13, 2020

Hands off is safest!

Idaho (and much of the US) has seen a huge surge in coronavirus cases. Hospitalizations are increasing, burdening the healthcare systems, a and hospitals are starting to make tests available to only those who are ill. Nurses and doctors are begging people to social distance and wear masks. With everyday, we are learning more and more about the virus. It is true that not everyone who catches the virus will die, however it is becoming painfully clear that those who do catch it and survive will likely live with irreparable damage to their body. We also know that it spread frequently by those who are asymptomatic – and even they are showing visceral damage in the long run.

My mother asked the other day if I knew how long the virus lived on surfaces. I realized I didn’t have the answer (even if that answer was “we still don’t know”). This question along with a number of others from clients made me realize it was time for me to get updated again. By request – I have created a page where I will add links for these sites and articles that I have found to be beneficial in understanding the coronavirus and its impact on all aspects of our lives. These are reputable stats and graphs and scholarly studies.  This page is a work in progress and will take me a little time to populate it. It is not intended to overwhelm and has no political agenda. I am interested in keeping informed and helping them to not getting sick.

I take my role as a healthcare provider very seriously, always trying to work from a place of “first do no harm” – weighing the risks and benefits to make informed choices. I know we are all tired of the coronavirus, and I miss treating and teaching hands-on, I’ve been doing so for 26+ years. Unfortunately, the virus doesn’t seem to be sentient enough to consider our personal feelings.  Heck, I try my damnedest to not expose others to a cold! If I can help protect us all by not touching, I will not touch. 

Here is what I am doing!

Hands-on is only a small part of my career and knowledge. I can do a lot with online and phone consultations. I can’t feel your pulse, but you can still stick your tongue out at me – which might be medicine in and of itself.  I am actively engaging with clients, new and old, near or far. I am mentoring practitioners and teaching self-Amma technique classes, like cupping and gua sha. On occasion Penelope Panda has made an appearance to amuse a restless toddler during a session.  I am also getting ready to launch my newest nutrition and herbal program – which I am very excited about.  The tools and means of engagement are different but the knowledge is the same. So, rest assured. I am still here, I am still practicing the medicine that I so love, but I have to follow my conscious that it is safest for us all to not touch you. 

I am available online or by phone for 1/2 hour and hour consultations for new and existing clients. Booking for online sessions are available through my Square appointments, and feel free to call or message me if you have questions at aprilfcrowell@gmail.com

 I am building a small herbal closet and setting in place systems that will allow my clients to order and have herbs shipped directly to them. When I do return to treating in person, I will be in a new location, somewhere downtown or in the Northend. I am no longer affiliated with Pulse. My schedule and availability will likely shift due to safety protocols and practices.

I have new business phone number 208-918-1895. I will answer it during regular business hours unless I am unavailable. You can also easily reach me via email or Facebook. Onward. 

Thank you all for your understanding and support. I am blessed and grateful and hope this storm will settle soon.

Be safe, be well – April