Every Monday veterans can receive free acupuncture treatments at Solid Ground in Wallingford (1501 N 45th St) from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The O’Kelly McClusky Seattle Military Stress Recovery Project is providing the treatments to veterans and their families.
“Treatments are based on the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear protocol, which has proven to be extremely powerful in alleviating symptoms of stress and trauma,” writes licensed acupuncturist Brenda Loew, who is in charge of the treatments.
During the appointment, participants sit fully clothed in a circle of chairs, and the licensed acupuncturist places 5 tiny needles on each ear. Participants then are invited to close their eyes and relax for 30-45 minutes while the acupuncture does its work.
“Veterans at these clinics are experiencing benefits such as a full night’s sleep for the first time in years and fewer bad dreams. They are reporting improved mental clarity, less anxiety and a reduction in stress,” writes Loew.
Acupuncture is also currently being investigated by the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. as a viable treatment modality for PTSD in returning veterans.
The Military Stress Recovery Project is looking for volunteers, if you are interested email SeaAcupForVeterans@gmail.com or call Brenda at (206) 930 – 1238.
If you are interested in receiving a treatment simply attend the treatment session at Solid Ground anytime between 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. each Monday evening. Please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. to ensure that you can gain the benefits of receiving a full session.