When the Shelter In Place order was issued in the Bay Area counties with effect from March 17th 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, we were at first shell-shocked. We thought that like the over 7 million Americans, who at the time of writing this blog, have filed for unemployment, we would be left without an occupation.
While “Healthcare Operations” like clinics, health care facilities and other health care services were exempt from the Shelter In Place order, in deference to the wishes of our clients and co-tenants, we had to make the painful choice of keeping all our offices closed to advocate Social Distancing. Our clients have been consulting us for their acute and chronic health related ailments like allergies, immune disorders, asthma, children’s health, ADHD, autism, digestive disorders, migraine, joint disorders like osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis, stress and emotional disorders, tonsillitis, and women’s health like PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), infertility, etc. for over 30 years. Many of them rely mainly on homeopathy to get relief from their suffering and we could not leave them in the lurch while the Shelter In Place order was in effect.
We have been using (the freely available and free) communication technology for over 10 years to conduct online consultations with our homeopathy office in Mumbai, India as well as with our clients in almost all the continents of the world. Taking a page from this “world-wide” experience of over a decade, we modified our operations to Phone and Skype/WhatsApp Video online consultations with our regular as well as the new clients in the Bay Area in particular and the US in general. And the results have been terrific. A few clients actually congratulated us for marrying modern technology with our more that 30 years of experience in treating people with homeopathy!
There have been a few drop-outs of course, but most of our clients found it a welcome change from their ‘caged-in’ feeling to be able to talk to some one about their health and also get guidance about hygeine and how to prevent infection with the corona virus. We were happy to guide them and remove all misconceptions about the disease and at the same time take care of their main health problems. All this from the comfort of their home and at a mutually convenient time!
Looks like tele-consulting in homeopathy will be the new normal. 🙂
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