Today's post is a Public Service Announcement.
My sister Cee is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Acupuncurist. A health practitioner for many years, she recently started up a free acupuncture clinic for veterans, their family, and active service personnel. I was honored to be asked to create the website for the project. We went live with the site this past week.
The clinic is affiliated with the group Acupuncturists Without Borders. Here is the informational text I posted on the MVA site about this.
"Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) was founded in October 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina. Over 25 teams of AWB practitioners traveled to New Orleans and delivered free ear-points acupuncture treatments to evacuees, displaced residents, relief workers, emergency responders, and many others. AWB collaborated with mental health organizations, free medical clinics, homeless shelters, New Orleans firefighters, police and SWAT teams, the military and Coast Guard, FEMA, and a variety of recovery groups. All told, nearly 8000 people were treated.
The AWB vision to help veterans and active duty personnel suffering from stress and trauma was born from the huge impact that acupuncture had on the healing of the people of Louisiana. For more information about Acupuncturists Without Borders, see their website at www.acuwithoutborders.org."
The AWB protocol uses 5 ear "acupoints" only. The process is painless and both calming and effective. Here's the link to the MVA website and to the specific page that shows you what a typical day at the clinic is like.