Holistic Services at the Ithaca Free Clinic

Holistic services include all of our health services that are alternative therapies which compliment western medicine.

Appointments may be scheduled Monday-Thursday depending on provider availability.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage involves putting pressure on various parts of the body. Massages have been shown to relieve pain and reduce anxiety, in addition to other therapeutic benefits. The patient lies on the massage table while a massage therapist uses their hands and elbows.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncturists treat patients by inserting thin needles into the body. It is often used for pain relief, but can be used for a wide range of conditions.

 

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Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

Registered dietitians provide dietary counseling to patients and can help them make better dietary choices. Nutritional advice can be helpful for patients with trouble losing weight or health concerns such as diabetes and vitamin deficiencies.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Herbalists are health care practitioners who use plants for medicinal purposes. Herbal medicines can be taken in many different preparations, including as teas, tinctures, and capsules.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help patients develop daily living and work skills, enabling them to live better with their injury or illness. Therapists can help identify and eliminate barriers to independence and participation in daily activities.
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Reiki

Reiki

During Reiki treatments, the practitioner gently places their hands on fully clothed patients. Reiki uses the life force energy that circulates throughout our bodies. People report feeling relaxed or energized after Reiki.
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Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractors are health professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. They seek to reduce pain and improve functionality. Treatments usually involve manual spinal adjustments, like the one pictured here, and joint manipulation.
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Energy Work

Energy Work

Energy work involves focusing healing energy and releasing suppressed emotions in order to promote health and relaxation. This treatment can help with problems such as aggression, addiction, unexplained sadness.
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Ithaca Free Clinic September 2020 Update:

Walk in services suspended, see below.

  • We are beginning our 4th month of FREE Telehealth services. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of FREE on-site Employment Physicals and PPD testing. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of on-site FREE Optometry and Optician Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • We are beginning our 2nd month of Telehealth and our 1st month of Telehealth FREE Herbal Clinics. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-330-1254)
  • The Lourdes mobile 3-D Mammography van will visit the Free Clinic on Wednesday, September 23rd and Wednesday, November 25th. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to register and schedule. (Phone: 607-798-5723)
  • Arnot IVY/HIV Care Clinic is beginning their 3rd month of on-site visits at the Free Clinic. Seeing existing and new patients by appointment. Please call to schedule. (Phone: 607-795-8161)
  • In partnership with Mutual Aid Tompkins, a Food Sharing Cabinet was installed in front of the Ithaca Free Clinic this past May. Please take or leave food and other essential items. If you have a specific need, or you would like to know more about services provided by MAT, please call or email. (Phone: 607-288-3252; or email: foodsharing@mutualaidtompkins.com)