Veterans come to these community-style acupuncture clinics seeking relief from the following:
• difficulty with mental clarity, focus, concentration and memory
• low energy and reduced performance
• insomnia and nightmares
• hyper-vigilance and flashbacks
• acute and chronic pain
According to the website of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB), the group who developed this Military Stress Recovery Project of veterans acupuncture clinics: "Acupuncture is currently being investigated by the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. as a viable treatment modality for PTSD in returning veterans and the military has started using acupuncture in the battlefield to help with pain."
Veteran Raul Rojas has this to say about his experience at the first AWB veterans acupuncture clinic in Albuquerque, NM:
"I served two tours of combat in Vietnam. I'm 100% disabled because of PTSD. When I first started coming to the AWB clinic in Albuquerque, I had spent years suffering from high anxiety. I believe that because of the acupuncture I have become calmer and my anxiety has drastically come down. I don't want the new vets to suffer for years like I did. Acupuncture is helping me get my life back."
We welcome you and your family to this Augusta Veterans Acupuncture Clinic.
The Augusta Veterans Acupuncture Clinic (AVAC) is a free program that is available to all veterans, active duty personnel and family members who accompany them. The volunteer acupuncturists and support team that run this clinic recognize and honor your service to our country.
Service men and women come to these acupuncture clinics for many reasons. Acupuncture may help
provide relief for the physical, mental and psycho-spiritual injuries you may have sustained in the line of duty. Your families may have suffered as a consequence of your deployment and we welcome them, as well.