Learn about Acupuncture at informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25

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acupuncture-200Are you searching for relief from your aches and pains? How about chronic health conditions that impair your ability to socialize or complete routine activities of daily living? Are you interested in improving your health and being able to do more of the things you love each day?

If you answered yes to these questions, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine may be right for you. Dr. Cole Alexander, executive director of Free Range Health, will speak about acupuncture from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace.

Discovered over 3,000 years ago, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to relieve the symptoms of most health conditions. They work by activating and harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Depending on your condition, special points are chosen along the body and very fine needles are inserted at those points. Once the needles are in, you rest quietly for about 30 minutes while the treatment takes effect.

Alexander will give a short presentation on how East Asian medicine works, including how disease can be diagnosed using the tongue and pulse. There will be time for questions at the end.

Founded in 2012, Free Range Health is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide low cost mobile integrative health care to underserved individuals and communities. All of their health care providers are licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioners with training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulation and East Asian nutritional counseling.

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