Thank you to Holly Deitchman for writing a very nice article about me and Inner Harmony Acupuncture. It was in the Kane County Chronical a few weeks ago.
Batavia Business Beat: Get hooked on a local business
My next encounter relates to health in a different way. This is not a pill that you take, but a needle that you poke. Mavis Bates, owner of Inner Harmony Acupuncture, recently walked into the Batavia Chamber office to invest in a membership. Neither Stacie Barnett nor I had experience with acupuncture, so Mavis offered us a free session. Stacie is a bit nervous around needles, so she declined. But, I accepted. So, about a week later, I visited Mavis at her office in Aurora and had my first experience with acupuncture. The first thing Mavis did was present me with a stack of health forms to complete, and I expected the usual yes or no questions. But, these were unique.
The forms were not only trying to assess the potential for problems based on prior health conditions or those of my family, but a more in-depth understanding of my body. Questions like, “Rate your level of satisfaction with your weight, stress, ability to sleep, etc.” It was more about me as an individual, not what they think I am based on family history.
I don’t know about you, but when I go to the doctor or dentist, the receptionist asks for the forms back and I never see them again, and I don’t know if my doctor even looks at them. Mavis was different. She looked through all the answers, asked me for clarification on a couple of things and really spent time trying to understand how she could help me. Mavis really cared about me.
We decided that I just needed a good tune-up and some stress relief. So, into the treatment room we went. She began at my left foot, traveled all the way to the top of my head, then back down to my right foot, approximately 25 needles in all. No pain, maybe a twitch or two, but that’s about it. Then she says, just relax for the next 20 minutes and try to take a nap. A nap, at 6 p.m.? Really, Mavis? I have dinner to make and laundry to … do … zzz. Needless to say, I am now a regular at Inner Harmony Acupuncture. Smart business tactic, Mavis.
Whether omega-3’s or Inner Harmony is on your shopping list, get hooked on a local business.
• Holly Deitchman is executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce and is a great resource for all things Batavia. Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Batavia Chamber atwww.bataviachamber.org.