Free Auricular Acupuncture for Veterans and their families.
Every Tuesday starting at 5:30, we are offering auricular (ear) acupuncture based on the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol. The door is unlocked no earlier than 5:30. Please be there by 6:00. This is done in a group setting. We are offering this simple treatment that consists of 5 needles in each ear intended to reduce stress and anxiety, uplift depressive feelings, help with trouble sleeping, and provide a general sense of well-being and make you feel better. The ear points include treatment for the whole body, so many things are being treated with these points. All needles are pre-packaged and sterile and are disposed of after use. While sitting with the needles we ask that you:
Relax – turn off your cell phone, close your eyes – take a nap if you like.
Do not talk – it’s easier to relax and it might disturb others.
Do not walk – the needles might fall out. They are not in very deeply.
If a needle falls out while you are seated, just let one of us know and we will come get it or we may wait until after the treatment to pick it up.
Please Make Sure You Have Eaten Before You Get a Treatment
Please tell the acupuncturist if you are pregnant or have any other major medical disorders. The treatment will gently work itself over time. The treatment can have effects on many emotional and physical issues and while you should expect some benefit out of today’s treatment, best results occur with regular treatment and consistent treatment. Treatments are cumulative.
Once the needles are in place, your ear may tingle or feel warm. Some people even fall asleep. These are normal responses. Some people say they feel very relaxed when they are having a treatment; others don’t feel much at all. Even if you don’t feel much, you are getting benefit from treatment. There may be brief discomfort as the needle first passes through the skin.
After treatments, people report:
- Increased mental clarity
- Improved ability to cope
- Improved alertness
- Improved ability to sleep
- Reduction of aches and pains
- Reduction of depression and anxiety
We are honored to be able to give back to veterans and active duty and those who support them from home. Our veteran’s clinic is free to military and their spouses. Any donation is absolutely not required, but is always appreciated and will be used to help fund our positive work and community veterans outreach program. Please be sure to inquire about additional discounts and services offered to the active duty, veterans, & their families.
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