Free Acupuncture Treatments for Veterans and Active Duty Members
On Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., East West College of Natural Medicine is offering free acupuncture treatment at its campus clinic (located at 3808 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) for veterans and active duty members. The event is sponsored by the Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) and all procedures will be performed by local licensed acupuncture physicians.
For veterans and/or active duty members who may have questions, interests or appointment scheduling, it is recommended to contact the clinic at (941) 923-9355. For first-time patients, the clinic requests arrival 15 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork. Patients must show photo ID along with their Military ID or DD214. Typically, the visit and treatment can take between 60-90 minutes.
Acupuncture is a complete medical protocol focused on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Because the goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, IBS).
It can be beneficial for pain caused by an injury or associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. It can also be helpful in treating neurological problems like migraines or Parkinson’s disease or as a rehabilitation strategy for individuals who suffered a stroke. Respiratory conditions including sinusitis and asthma have been relieved with acupuncture. Additionally, acupuncture has proved beneficial for gynecologic disorders, infertility, reducing fatigue and addictions.
The East West College of Natural Medicine (EWCNM) was established in 1994 as the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts to provide training in the art of traditional Chinese medicine. Located on the southwestern coast of Florida in Sarasota, the program now attracts students from around the country for their Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program and their recently added massage therapy program. For more information, visit www.ewcollege.edu.