Updated: July 8th, 2020

Laurel, Md. – The Natural Care Center (NCC) at Maryland University of Integrative Health 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 our 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. We are committed to providing the community with uninterrupted care, holistic health tools, and relationship-centered attention to our clients,” said Michelle McNear, Ph.D., Director of the Natural Care Center at MUIH.

“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. 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,” said President and CEO, Marc Levin.

For those individuals interested in telehealth services provided by the NCC at MUIH, please call 410-888-9048 ext. 6614 or email at .

About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is a leading academic institution focused on the study and practice of integrative health and wellness and one of the few universities in the U.S. dedicated solely to such practices. Deeply rooted in a holistic philosophy, its model for integrative health and wellness is grounded in whole-person, relationship-centered, evidence-informed care.

Since 1974, MUIH has been a values-driven community educating practitioners and professionals to become future health and wellness leaders through transformative programs grounded in traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH has more than 20 progressive, graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, offered on-campus and online. In the on-campus Natural Care Center and community outreach settings, MUIH provides compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, which delivers more than 20,000 clinical treatments and consultations each year. For more information visit www.muih.edu.