Free Chinese Medicine Education Day Helps Build Community Awareness at the West Sedona Public Library
Sedona AZ (February 3, 2013) – The Sedona/Verde Valley Acupuncture Council sponsored a free event for the public at the West Sedona Public Library, (3250 White Bear Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336). The Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Education day was held Saturday, January 26th from 1pm-4pm and attracted over 100 curious locals and non-locals alike, in spite of the heavy rainfall. Out of those treated, most were from the Verde Valley area, but some were visiting from other areas of the country. “One I spoke to came from central Oregon”, said one of the attending licensed acupuncturists. Also, a local was asked about her experience and said, “it seemed centered and calm” in the room and I liked the relaxed atmosphere.” The event included a lovely slideshow of peaceful acupuncture/herbal scenes with soothing asian music in the background.
The public was encouraged to drop in and learn more about acupuncture and Chinese medicine through personal interaction and expert treatments with a dozen local professional Acupuncturists. At least 75 of those attending experienced a personalized treatment and the response of the local community was positive overall. Another local commented that, “this is such a wonderful event- thank you!” and another surprising said, “I didn’t know the needles would be painless!” The public was encouraged to observe and participate in four large table displays of Chinese herbs and food therapy, tongue and pulse diagnosis and adjunct therapies and tools.
The recently formed Sedona/Verde Valley Acupuncture Council is an organization of local licensed acupuncturists whose mission is to educate the local community about the benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.