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Acupuncturists provide relief…

09/27/2011

Acupuncturists provide relief to People Impacted by the Bastrop wildfires

Free Community-style acupuncture helps maintain energy and provide relief from stress

The Bastrop Advertiser, Friday September 30 - Free Acupuncture to help reduce stress

Bastrop, Texas, September 22, 2011 – AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will sponsor acupuncture relief clinics free of charge for the people impacted by the Bastrop wildfires (including residents and first responders), on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings through the month of October. These outreach clinics will take place at the Kerr Community Center at 1308 Walnut Street in downtown Bastrop.

When people have experienced trauma their nervous systems can become stuck in a state of fight-or-flight, making it difficult for them to sleep, eat, think, and sometimes even speak. Stress also has physiological impacts that make if more difficult to function well. This treatment helps reset the nervous system so that a person can sleep better, feel more relaxed, and recover more quickly from the impact of traumatic or stressful events. For relief workers, the treatment helps maintain energy level and resilience.

This event is supported by the national non-profit Acupuncturists without Borders (AWB) whose mission it is to provide immediate relief and recovery acupuncture services to global communities that are in crisis from disaster or human conflict.

Community style acupuncture will consist of:
•    acupuncture needles in ears only;
•    treatment to help reduce stress and anxiety; help with trouble sleeping;
•    assistance in maintaining energy, strength, and resilience under pressure;
•    walk-in appointments; 30-45 minute treatments;
•    done in a group setting (no private rooms);
•    pre-packaged, sterile needles.

When: Wednesdays 6-9pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm through October 29.
Where: Kerr Community Center, 1308 Walnut Street, Bastrop, Texas

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About AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine            
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine offers a masters-level program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, preparing its students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners.  AOMA is known for its internationally recognized faculty, award-winning student clinical internship program, and herbal medicine program. AOMA conducts more than 20,000 patient visits annually in its student and professional clinics, collaborates with Western healthcare institutions including the Seton Family of Hospitals, and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced price treatments to people who cannot afford them. AOMA is located at 4701 West Gate Blvd. AOMA also serves patients and retail customers at its north Austin location, 2700 West Anderson Lane.  For more information call 512-492-3034 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



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