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.”
Plus, Two Rivers takes most out-of-network insurance plans .
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.
This article originally appeared on the Nyack-Piermont Patch