AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Oriental
Medicine at Austin (AOMA, http://www.aoma.edu) will join a national effort
to raise funds for stress relief acupuncture treatments for returning
veterans and for areas affected by major disasters within the United
States. In honor of World Health Day this year, acupuncturists around the
country will hold community acupuncture events, where individuals can
experience a relaxing treatment and support the cause of trauma relief and
recovery. These events support the work of national non-profit organization
Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB). The organization was established
after the devastating hurricanes of 2005 to help those in Louisiana
suffering from stress and trauma. Volunteer acupuncturists from across the
country treated close to 8,000 people with free acupuncture in Louisiana.
With the experience and expertise of bringing community style
acupuncture to the people of Louisiana, AWB is taking its service to a
different population, U.S. veterans and their families. The
Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Project is providing free acupuncture treatments
for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, and also welcomes veterans
from all other past conflicts or wars as well as the veterans' family
AOMA is also establishing a program to provide discounted treatments to
veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, as well as veterans from all
other past conflicts or wars. Half price treatments ($15) are available at
both the SoCo clinic (South Congress, 1902 S. Congress) Mon-Thurs
9:30am-3:00pm and at the new clinic in the GoodHealth Commons at Seton
Medical Center Williamson Campus (Round Rock, 301 Seton Parkway, Suite 203)
on Wednesdays 9:30am-4:00pm.
AOMA's nationally accredited program of study leads to a Master of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. AOMA's mission is to transform
lives and communities through graduate education in Oriental medicine.
On Monday April 7th 2008 AOMA will offer walk in treatments for a
suggested donation of $20-50.
Community Style Acupuncture will consist of:
-- Acupuncture needles on ears only
-- Treatment to help reduce stress and anxiety; help with trouble
sleeping; provide a general sense of well-being and make you feel
-- 30 - 45 minute treatment
-- Done in a group
-- All needles are pre-packaged, sterile, and disposed of after use.
SOURCE Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin