Arizona Acupuncture School Offers Mental Relief from Tucson Shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offered some mental relief from the Tucson shootings of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It hosted free walk-in trauma and stress recovery treatments Monday.

Volunteers performed 45-minute community style acupuncture treatments by inserting five one time use needles in each person’s outer ear.

“Often the nervous systems gets stuck in a state of fight or flight and its difficult for them to sleep or think.  The acupuncture treatment is like pressing the reset button for the nervous system that allows them to calm down and de-stress,” said Melanie Rubin from Acupuncturists Without Borders.

People who are treated typically feel a tiny pinch when the needles go in.  That quickly gives way to a feeling of deep relaxation. See the video clip of this inspiring story here.

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American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.