The city of Boston, those of us who call the Boston area home, Americans, and people all over the world suffered a huge tragedy this week with the Boston Marathon bombings. The horror of this event has been well-documented in the media this week, as have the reasons that the Boston Marathon is such a special event and the numerous counts of human goodness, compassion, bravery, and devotion to one another.
Acupuncturists all throughout the Boston area and beyond are offering FREE ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENTS to those suffering in the aftermath of Monday's events. Acupuncturists Without Borders has developed trauma-specific ear protocols that have been used to treat patients in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, during hurricane Sandy, and in Newtown, CT last winter. The protocol involves the insertion of 5 sterile, small acupuncture needles in each ear. These treatments are effective in helping people face anger, stress, frustration, fear, fatigue, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain following disaster and tragedy. These same protocols are used to treat soldiers and veterans suffering from PTSD, with very positive results.
To find a practitioner in your area providing these free trauma-relief services, please visit the Boston Acupuncture Trauma Relief website here. (Affiliated with the New England School of Acupuncture.) At Stepping Stone, we will continue providing these trauma-relief treatments free of charge through May 1st, no questions asked.
Let us all begin to heal together.