ZANESVILLE – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a frustrating effect on alternative medicine in the area.
During Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s business closures due of the pandemic, Mandi Weiser was unable to treat her clients while she awaited the green light to reopen
Finally, after two months, and in the final wave of business reopenings, the licensed massage therapist was allowed to open her doors.
“This is a medically-based therapeutic practice,” she said. “We are licensed though the medical board. So when they closed me down originally I didn’t think I was one of the people that was closed because medical facilities didn’t close, and we use all the same sanitizing practices a medical facility would.”
Dr. Sara McVey, an acupuncturists at AcuMed Holistic Health in Zanesville said, “It was really a grey area, in that we fell into a category of other heath care providers, so we did close for two weeks during the main shutdown, then…