Our mission is to provide the highest quality oriental medicine to our community and beyond. Under current circumstances, it has become clear that the best way to provide that is to close our clinic to in-person care starting tomorrow. We have been waiting for guidance from authorities in this matter. Today the American Society of Acupuncturists suggested postponing non-essential visits from patients and we agree. Here is a link to their recommendations, including the recommendations to be "cautiously optimistic" about the promise of herbs in treating this disease. www.asacu.org/wp-content/uploads/March-17-ASA-Covid-Announcement_post-review.pdf
OUR PHARMACY IS OPEN AND HERE TO SERVE YOU
Thank you for your continued support
I will be available to fill and mail prescriptions as needed during this time. I will be checking messages and emails daily and responding to you within 24 hours. Please email or leave a phone message if you would like to schedule a consult or need a refill. We care about your health and look forward to hearing from you.
I will do my best to keep posting here with health suggestions, updates on Chinese Medicine, etc. Our plan is to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so
We are OPEN!
Chinese medicine has helped people maintain good health and treat illness for thousands of years. We have decided to remain open to serve the community during this time. We are making some changes to best address the current situation
Community Shiatsu and Acupuncture by Appointment!
Our walk-in clinic is now by appointment. This will help to limit the number of people in our waiting room. It will also allow you to schedule anytime our office is open, Tues-Fri! Give us a call at 802-472-7153 to schedule a short shiatsu or acupuncture in the waiting room for $20
Herbal Consultations by Phone
Staying at home? Herbs can help regulate immune function in all stages of health. Phone consults are $30 plus the cost of herbs. Your prescription can be mailed or picked up at our drop box outside.
Hour long Acupuncture and Shiatsu available Tues-Fri by appointment.
Cleaning and universal precautions
We have always prioritized a clean office here at Inner Rivers. Our office is deep cleaned every week- thanks to Fury McManus for keeping our office so clean all the time!! She is an important member of our team now and always. We vacuum chairs and entrance area every day. We have increased our cleaning due to current events. We sanitize doorknobs, face cradles, credit card machine, and tea station throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available at the desk. We have HEPA air filters and ventilation fans to keep the air clean, as well as lots of plants! We've been washing our hands all along, hopefully you have too! As always, our restroom and pharmacy has plenty of moisturizing hand soap when you need to wash up.
Acupuncture, Herbs and Shiatsu help regulate immunity
With the worldwide spread of COVID-19, everyone is doing their best to stay healthy. In China, cases are declining. The Chinese Government has mandated as of 2/20/20 that all patients with a confirmed infection are to use Chinese medicine. Our colleagues in China have been generous in sharing their experiences, prescriptions, and results.
To quote John Chen, Ph.D., OMD:
History and experience prove that Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective against epidemic diseases.
From the Western Han Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty, at least 321 large-scale plagues occurred in China. Chinese medicine has served to wage life-and-death battles against various plague consistently through time and has successfully contained the spread of epidemics in a limited area and time. There has never been a similar tragedy in China's history, such as the Spanish flu or the Black Death in Europe. These are examples of global plagues that killed tens of millions of people.
In the Chinese history, whenever a plague is rampant, Chinese medicine practitioners are always on the front lines to battle the disease. Many survived with the help of Chinese Medicine; so in this fight with the insidious and novel Coronavirus, Chinese Medicine once again should take a primary role in effective treatment and must not be absent in action!
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Herbal Phone Consults
If you are staying home, Chinese herbal medicine is available to help! Whether you are getting healthy or staying that way, Michele is offering consultations by phone to address your needs. Everyone is looking for the best herbs for their immunity. The best herbs for immunity are individual and help to address your specific condition. A healthy person has a robust immune system! Phone consults are $30 plus the cost of herbs. As always, refills are free (cost of herbs+ shipping, no consult charge) They can be shipped to your door for a flat rate of $10 or picked up at our drop box for no additional charge. We have a well stocked compounding pharmacy and most prescriptions can be ready for same day pickup.
With the worldwide spread of coronavirus, everyone is asking what they can do to prevent themselves from getting sick. Immune function has a close relationship with the lungs. Colds, flus, and other viruses are inhaled or spread via droplets which affect the upper respiratory system. The most important things you can do to keep healthy include hand washing and avoid touching your face! Beyond that, you can do your best to keep your lungs healthy. Foods to benefit the lungs include cauliflower, daikon, pear, onion and garlic. Herbal medicine can help to regulate the immune system. Yu Ping Feng San, which translates as Jade Windscreen has been used since the Yuan dynasty (~700 years). This formula helps to strengthen your body's defenses to act as a jade screen of protection. Modern research confirms its efficacy- "Clinically, YPFS has been shown to produce beneficial immune-modulatory effects of preventing bacterial and viral infections. Recent studies revealed that YPFS exerts antiviral effects including effects against influenza virus, human respiratory syncytial virus, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus –, as well as curative effects in inflammation-associated diseases including allergic rhinitis ,  and asthma ."
Currently in China they are using a modified version of this formula to help prevent coronavirus. We are brewing it as our daily tea during this season, we also have some available for sale. Acupuncture and Shiatsu help boost immunity too! We are open Tues- Fri by appointment, don't hesitate to contact us if we can answer any questions.