MIchele has partnered with an online dispensary to help patients order the herbs and supplements they need to achieve health and wellness. Please feel free to discuss options at your next visit, or give her a call with questions. All her patients will receive a 10% discount on orders. Use the provider code: 84956 to set up your online account.
Harborside Healthcare offers a variety of medical services. Michele's focus is on East Asian Medicine, which includes the services listed below.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture- a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin with fine needles to treat various conditions, using Meridian pathways and traditional point indications. Current research indicates that connective tissue and fascia form the Meridian pathway. Stimulation of this pathway can increase blood flow, decrease inflammation and modify pain signals sent to the brain.
Orthopedic Acupuncture - the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with modern trigger points, motor points and orthopedic muscle testing. This approach blends Western anatomy with Meridian pathways and is effective in identifying and treating musculoskeletal pain and imbalances.
Point Injection Therapy (PIT) - is an integral therapy that blends Chinese Medicine with conventional and homeopathic treatments. Employing this technique, a PIT certified Acupuncturist injects therapeutic substances, such as homeopathic remedies and vitamins, into specific acupuncture points. By stimulating acupuncture points with therapeutic substances, the body is encouraged to heal at a deeper level. To practice this technique, an Acupuncturist must complete an additional 60 hour certification course.
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)- a manual therapy combining motor control theory and muscle testing. This bodywork modality can be used as both an assessment and rehabilitative technique for musculoskeletal pain.
Gua Sha - a traditional treatment in which the skin is 'scraped' with a round-edged instrument to stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
Cupping - using a glass, silicone or plastic cup to create a vacuum on the patient's skin. Cups are placed at specific sites or massaged along Meridians to help relax muscles and increase circulation.
Nutritional Counseling- using the Chinese nutritional model to help patients improve their digestion and immune system with food and herbs. Dietary counseling is also an effective means of helping patients with anxiety related digestive issues.
Electro-Acupuncture - acupuncture using a mild electrical current between points. This is used primarily for musculo-skeletal pain.
Moxibustion Therapy - a system of burning dried mugwort (moxa) on particular points or along Meridians to heat the tissue.