Acupuncturist to give intro to Chinese medicine
Licensed acupuncturist Adrienne Dooling will offer an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the North Kohala Public Library.
Dooling will give a practical explanation of the meridian system and ways that acupuncture can offer pain relief with no side effects. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about tongue and pulse diagnostics, as well as accupressure points for self care.
The presentation will emphasize the role of acupuncture for back pain and arthritis. Dooling points out that back pain and arthritis affect 70 peercent of the population and cost the health care system over $26 billion annually.
Accupuncture is one of the fastest growing movements in health care.
Dr. Amid Sood of the Mayo Clinic states that, “Accupuncture can meet a need that conventional medicine cannot.”
Dooling will also cover stress, digestion and herbal remedies. She will share recipes for improved digestion, which is central to good health and energy.
In her experience working as an acupuncturist, Dooling has found that “Many people who think acupuncture only treats pain are surprised by the list of conditions this full body medicine can treat.”
The power of acupuncture to help digestion, depression, anxiety and more is not commonly known, she said.
Contact the library at 889-6655 for additional information.