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Inner Rivers Oriental Medicine

Hardwick, VT

Our practice is based in traditional Chinese medicine, which has 5 branches: acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, qigong, and dietary therapy.

Traditional chinese medicine has more than 3000 years of history and stimulates the body's own self healing ability. When we are healthy, our bodies can adapt to stress, and heal from injuries, colds, etc.

Traditional chinese medicine focuses on removing blockages and supplementing deficiency that hinders this ability, thereby restoring balance and health.

We strive to provide compassionate, individualized, affordable health care to community members of all ages, and empower patients with education on self care to promote health and well-being at home.


  • Acupuncture: We offer Chinese and Japanese style acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions. The needles are very fine, sterile stainless steel, inserted on specific points to enhance your body's natural healing response. Don't like needles? Michele has specialized in non-insertive japanese acupuncture techniques utilizing a teishin (a silver tool pressed to an acupuncture point) or magnets taped to the acupuncture points.
  • Shiatsu: Japanese for "finger pressure," shiatsu uses finger and palm pressure as well as gentle stretching along the same meridians used in acupuncture to harmonize energy flow in the body, loosen tight muscles, and promote well being. Shiatsu is performed on a mat, fully clothed and is suitable for children and adults.
  • Cupping: We practice traditional fire cupping as a part of acupuncture sessions when appropriate. The fire heats up the air in the cup, creating suction as the cup is placed on the skin. It does not burn, but it does create reddish or purple marks as circulation is promoted in the area underneath the cup. It feels great and is a wonderful treatment for pain, colds, and congestion. Cupping helps to break the pain-spasm-ischemia cycle that is common in chronic muscle tension and pain conditions and helps to stimulate an immune response.
  • Pediatric Acupuncture: Japanese-style pediatric acupuncture, shonihari, is used on children from newborn to about 12 years old, and is a non-insertive technique. Children receive light-touch diagnosis and special non-insertive tools are used to gently massage the skin or touch points. Children find this treatment quite pleasant, and the shoni-hari method is highly regarded in Japan as effective treatment and preventative medicine​.
  • Herbal Consultations: We are now offering herbal consultations by phone! An herbal consult is $40 and will include a full assessment of your health concerns. Herbs can be picked up outside our office or mailed to your home for $10.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine: Chinese herbal medicine has been used in China for thousands of years, and is an important component of Traditional Chinese medicine as practiced today in China. We have a well stocked Chinese herbal pharmacy that includes almost 200 raw and granulated powdered extract herbs. We also stock popular asian patent medicines including cough syrup, weight loss tea, and herbal pain patches. An herbal consultation is included in any hour-long acupuncture session with Michele , which will include a thorough intake and discussion of your health goals.

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Inner Rivers Oriental Medicine

Michele Heneghan
156 Daniels Road-Ste. 1293
Hardwick, VT 05843
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1293
Hardwick, VT 05843
Phone: 802-472-7153
Fax: 802-472-7157

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156 Daniels Road-Ste. 1293

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