Maryland University of Integrative Health’s (MUIH) Natural Care Center (NCC) is now offering some free telehealth services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCC is equipped with wellness practitioners and supervised student practitioners all of whom are focused on holistic, relationship-focused health and wellness.
With digital communication becoming the new normal, MUIH is prepared to provide virtual services. Clients can work with wellness practitioners for acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and yoga therapy for a small fee. Supervised student practitioners will provide acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and yoga therapy services free of charge.
Using their holistic foundation and principles, MUIH’s student practitioners as well as the wellness practitioners are equipped with the knowledge to virtually instruct their clients through traditional physical contact wellness activities such as acupuncture. While the needles are part of Oriental medicine, there are many other aspects that include nutritional recommendations, meditation practices, movement practices and lifestyle recommendations that accompany them.
The acupuncturist can also instruct the patient in self-acupressure with specific points to enhance the experience based on the Oriental Medicine diagnosis for that individual. The rapport between patient and practitioner also has a healing effect, using words as needles.
“The NCC is ready and able to serve as a health and wellness resource during these times,” said Michelle McNear, PhD, NCC director. “We are committed to providing the community with uninterrupted care, holistic health tools and relationship-centered attention to our clients.”
“During these fast-paced and uncertain times, MUIH remains committed to our mission of providing our community with relationship-focused, holistic health, and wellness solutions,” added MUIH President and CEO Marc Levin. Our students and practitioners are well-equipped to handle this remote treatment model while providing the same level of care and comfort that has made us one of the leading institutions for integrative health.”