Community Acupuncture Events Commemorate World Health Day 2008 Acupuncture Fundraiser at AOMA on Monday April 7th, 9am-4pm

Healing Post Combat Trauma, Helping Communities: The Academy of Oriental

Medicine at Austin joins effort to support national acupuncture programs

for veterans' and their families, and for disaster relief.

Mar 27, 2008, 01:00 ET from Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Oriental
 Medicine at Austin (AOMA, 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 better. -- 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