With the current increase in Covid-19 cases and our Governor’s recent restrictions - I’m installing new policies at the clinic to keep us safe and sane.
Everyone will wear a mask, at all times. We’ve been ‘doing our best’, but we can do better. If you’ve forgotten your mask in the car, please go get it before entering the clinic. I do have disposable paper masks, if needed.
Wash your hands or use Purcell on the counter as soon as you enter the clinic. I’ll take your temperature after you clean your hands.
I’ll put you in your room as soon as you arrive. If you bring a friend or caregiver to your appointment, they will be seated in the room with you.
Patient’s will come in the front door and leave through the back door, unless you’re in a wheelchair or walker.
Rooms are cleaned thoroughly between visits and I’m washing my hands before each treatment. The GreenTouch 3000 air purifier is on during working hours and run at high density ozone mode when the clinic is empty.
Keep smiling under that mask,
MIchele F. Siemion, MS, LAc Licensed Acupuncturist
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.