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Volunteers Needed For Free Annapolis Veterans Acupuncture Clinic

| February 22, 2011, 01:08 PM | 0 Comments

Beginning February 17th, veterans, active duty, their families, and health care providers supporting veterans will be able to receive weekly group acupuncture treatments to alleviate symptoms of post combat stress and trauma. Veterans receiving this treatment report feeling calmer, sleeping better and with fewer bad dreams. They also report improved mental clarity and memory, less anxiety and a reduction in stress, irritability and flashbacks.

AVAC is an independent and locally run clinic, staffed entirely by volunteers. It is part of a national network of independent and locally based free clinics established with the help of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB). The Trinity United Methodist Church has graciously donated space on Thursday evenings for AVAC, and the clinic will be held every Thursday evening, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We need volunteers during clinic hours and also at other times. In the clinic we need licensed acupuncturists and people who are not acupuncturists to assist veterans. We also need volunteers for community outreach, presentations to community groups, administrative support, and fundraising. All volunteers are provided training prior to volunteering with AVAC.

We are a team committed to bringing healing and peace into the lives of those who have served and who continue to serve our country in the military. Join us!

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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