Community acupuncture is a highly effective and efficient way of treating groups. Clients are treated in a group, sitting up in chairs, fully clothed. Needles are inserted in the ears based on a protocol developed by the National Acupuncture Detox Association. Other needles may be used on accessible body points as needed.
Acupuncture in a group setting has some advantages over individual treatments. It can also be used along with more conventional talk and medication therapies to enhance their effectiveness.
- Acupuncture addresses physical and mental health conditions
- Immediate effects include a sense of well being and relaxation,
reduced anxiety and depression and improved sleep.
The effect of being treated in a group is that the benefit to the group is larger than the benefit would be if each client were treated individually. Our bodies contain an autonomic mechanism to mimic or unite with a pulse greater than our own to sync up with a stronger external rhythm. This concept is called entrainment. We entrain to rhythms around us all the time. When we sing in unison with a large group, for example, the effect is different than just singing the same words alone.
There are almost no side effects or contraindications. It is non-addictive.
Treatments are done in groups, so many people can be treated at once.
Acupuncture can be successfully integrated into a wide range of programs already in existence, including medical programs that utilize medications, mental health facilities, and social service agencies.
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