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Two Rivers Acupuncture & Wellness Plans To Reopen After 2 Months

NYACK, NY — Two Rivers Acupuncture Wellness is planning to open once again in late May after being closed for two months because of the new coronavirus, and owner Dr. Lauren Dulberg said she’s hoping to help members of the Nyack community build strong immune systems in the time of COVID-19.

Dulberg is Rockland’s first Doctor of Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine in Rockland, she’s a board-certified herbalist trained in Eastern and Western medicine, and she specializes in women‘s health, pediatrics, emotional health, complex internal medicine cases and all pain management.

Dulberg said the business’ closure has had a profound impact on both herself and her patients, many of whom were being treated regularly for things like oncology complimentary care, pain management, fertility, anxiety and more.

“In the short term, it has definitely affected us financially because this is our family business and our main source of income,” she said. “In the long term, it is going to take a lot to bounce back from it all — the amount of loss we have endured.”

But still, Dulberg treads on. She said she’s encouraging Nyack residents to come in for not only acupuncture, but also for dietary therapy and herbs that support a strong immune system.

“We are here to help,” She said. The business is “proudly one of the only full-service Eastern medicine and integrative medicine wellness centers in the area.”

Plus, Two Rivers takes most out-of-network insurance plans .

Dulberg said her business won’t be opening to its full capacity right away, and instead of seeing its usual 80 to 100 patients a week, she’ll start off seeing only 25 to 30.

She has also done away with her waiting room, she said, and has worked to enforce safety and social distance protocols throughout the whole practice.

“We are also doing all new patient intakes virtually, with acupuncture in the office,” she said She’s also treating people with COVID-19 symptoms online. The office has even been upgraded with HEPA air purifiers and other measures to keep patients safe and healthy.

Lastly, she said, Dulberg encourages patients to book in advance as appointments are filling up quickly.

This article originally appeared on the Nyack-Piermont Patch