Acupuncture now available for veterans at the Meeting Place

Published 7:01 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Acupuncture treatments are offered to veterans and military personnel free-of-charge for health conditions related to post traumatic stress disorder such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, addiction and pain.

This is auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol that is been used for PTSD, stress anger and depression agitation.

This is usually done in a group setting in what is called community acupuncture, where people come in and sit in chairs or lounge chairs. Needles are inserted, then the person rests for about 30-45 minutes.

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This therapy can be used for anyone. They do not have to do a full physical or lots of intensive paperwork. They don’t have to interact with the people in the group; it is encouraged to be a time of rest.

The treatment focuses on key points found on the ear.  Results have found that those who have been anxious can relax, those often are the ones that fall asleep or doze off in the chair, they are more peaceful. They often sleep better at night and are more peaceful during the day.

Cynthia Milligan of To the Point Healthcare is offering acupuncture treatments to Veterans on Thursday evenings, 4-6 p.m., at the Meeting Place, 75 Carmel Lane, Columbus.

Veterans and all Military Personnel will be treated at no charge. Contact Cynthia Milligan 828-817-4734 for more information.

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