Hello Nantucket, I’m Natalie Ciminero, your host for the Wellness portion of Nantucket Pulse programming, made possible by Nantucket Cottage Hospital Community Health Initiative.

Nantucket Pulse Wellness program highlights essential resources to help us balance our new way of living… taking care of ourselves, each other, AND connecting to those who can help us during this pandemic.

This week joining us is Tammy Belanger, a Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Consultant, and Occupational Therapist with over 26 years of experience working in both Western and Eastern medicine.  As the owner of Island Acupuncture & Assoc, Inc. she sees clients for all sorts of pain, muscular, digestive, hormonal, neurological, and emotional needs.  I have witnessed many, including myself, who have benefited from Acupuncture. Tammy also works as the Occupational Therapist at Our Island Home and has also worked in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, and private home care, giving her an understanding of the body at all ages and stages of illness and injury.  While anxious to get back into the clinic, she has been using this downtime to focus on family, self-care, and advancing her studies with continuing education.

Tammy will introduce us to acupuncture, how it works, and what it can be used to treat.  She will share some basic protocols for self-treating at home using acupressure techniques on points for immunity and stress reduction to help folks during these challenging times.

I am very pleased to present Tammy Belanger of Island Acupuncture & Associates … 

Tammy, I miss you and really appreciate you sharing this with us, thank you!  To watch this episode or learn more about Tammy and her work anytime, look for it in the NantucketPulse Wellness series Playlist on nctv18.org.

You will notice at the end of this episode local island groups giving rounds of applause to health care workers on Nantucket and around the world!  If your team is meeting on zoom or google hangouts, please record yourselves saying who you are and give a shout out and round of applause to our frontline heroes, and send them to info@nctv18.org

We will continue with our series aimed at keeping everyone connected and maintaining a healthy balance under the guidance of our local health professionals. I’d like to leave you with a quote I came across that helps me: you can be the master of your life by putting your health, well-being, and happiness as a priority. I hope you have found something in today’s episode that will help you. That’s all for now, I’m Natalie Ciminero, your host of the Wellness portion of Nantucket Pulse —I’ll be back next week. Take good care!