Acupuncturists Without Borders -  Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
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Acupuncturists across New York and New Jersey are mobilizing to provide free stress relief ear acupuncture treatments to survivors, first responders and volunteers who are helping in Sandy's aftermath.

To receive treatment, you sit in a chair, fully-clothed, and are treated by licensed and certified professionals. The treatments take 30-45 minutes, and people usually report feeling calmer and more peaceful after a treatment. The night after receiving a treatment, most people say they sleep exceptionally well. Acupuncture balances the nervous system and can relieve stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain. You will barely feel the needles, and shortly after you are treated, you will start to feel very relaxed - most people dose off during a treatment.

These treatments are ideal for anyone who has been affected by the storm. They will help you cope better as you pick up the pieces, and they will help first responders and volunteers do their work better.

All of the clinics listed below are independent entities run by local acupuncture volunteers, and have no legal affiliation with AWB.

Clinic and event information will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back often. You do not need to call ahead to attend a free clinic.

New York Locations:

Yoga on the Rocks
198 Beach 92nd Street between Rockaway Blvd. and Holland Ave. above Board Surf Shop
Rockaway Beach, NY


For more information contact Michelle LaDue Brooklyn, NY 718-415-1583

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Pacific College Free Community Ear and Body Acupuncture Clinics
915 Broadway, 5th floor
at 21st Street NYC

Ear Acupuncture for Stress Relief
Friday Aft Nov 9 2:30-6:00
Body Acupuncture
Thursday am Nov 15 9:30-11:30
Friday eve Nov 16 6:30-8:30
Tues aft Nov 20 1:30-3:30
Tues aft Nov 27 1:30-3:30
Thursday am Nov 29 9:30-11:30
Friday eve Nov 30 6:30-8:30

For more information contact Cynthia Neipris NYC, NY

New Jersey Locations:

St. Mary’s By the Sea Episcopal
804 Bay Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ

Mon, Wed., Fri. 10am-2pm (starting 11/9/12)

For more information contact Susannah Pitman  Point Pleasant, NJ

Bay Head
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
423 West Lake Avenue
Bay Head, NJ

Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm

For more information contact Susannah Pitman Point Pleasant, NJ

Port Monmouth
460 Highway 36
Port Monmouth, NJ

Fridays 10am to 1pm

For more information contact Susannah Pitman Point Pleasant, NJ

Morning Star Presbyterian Church
One Morning Star Way
Bayville, NJ

Tuesdays 5pm to 7pm

For more information contact Susannah Pitman Point Pleasant, NJ

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