Boston Veterans Community Acupuncture Project

October 18, 2008 at 1:05 pm 1 comment

The Veterans Community Acupuncture Project offers free weekly acupuncture for veterans. Acupuncture can treat pain, stiffness, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, anxiety and many other issues. It is also extremely relaxing!

Treatment is done in a community-style format, which consists of:

  • treatment is done in a group, seated in chairs
  • acupuncture needles on ears only
  • treatment lasts 20-45 minutes (you decide how long you want to stay)
  • uses sterilized, single-use disposable needles only
  • needles are tiny (about the width of a hair) and virtually painless
  • all volunteers are professional acupuncturists licensed by the Massachusetts state medical board

All veterans are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring a friend or family member to join us for a treatment.

Our services are strictly confidential. We are an independent group of volunteers, not affiliated with any government agency or veterans’ group, and do not share records with any other organizations or individuals.

A recent study funded by the Department of Defense on using acupuncture with veterans to relieve stress and improve quality of life showed extremely positive results. We have already treated many veterans during our pilot project earlier this year, and got very positive comments from people who attended.

Our program is offered one Saturday per month at the Charlestown Yoga studio, 191 Main St., Charlestown. For the current schedule, visit www.thereandbackagain.org.

For more information on the program, call Pathways to Wellness at 617-859-3036  x24.

If you would like to support this effort, we need to raise about $5000 to cover the cost of supplies for one year of the program. You can make a tax-deductible contribution at http://www.firstgiving.com/veteransacupuncture. Thank you!

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  • 1. Robin Gate  |  March 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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