HELP INCREASE ACCESS TO EAR ACUPUNCTURE FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY AND TRAUMA IN MA!
Please support “An Act Relative to Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists”: Senate Bill S1336 / House Bill H1880
Background: The ear acupuncture NADA protocol is a useful tool that can be helpful for the opioid crisis, other substance abuse disorders, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and mental health conditions. MA acupuncturists, nurses and professionals who are active in the opioid crisis and addiction recovery are proposing a bill to allow licensed health, behavioral and addiction professionals in Massachusetts to practice a simple ear acupuncture protocol that has been shown to help with addiction and trauma. The purpose of our bill is to increase access to this effective and safe treatment. Many states have already passed similar bills to expand access.
YOU CAN HELP BY WRITING AN EMAIL TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! HERE ARE EASY INSTRUCTIONS:
Sample Email: “My name is______ and I live at ___________; as my
Representative (or Senator) I am asking you to support “An Act Relative to Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists,” Senate Bill S1336 / House Bill H1880.
Letters of support for the bills should be sent to the Chairs of both the Senate and the House as well as your own Representative and Senator.
Here are the emails for the Chairs:
Senate Chair Joanne M. Comerford: Jo.Comerford@masenate.gov
House Chair John J. Mahoney: John.Mahoney@mahouse.gov
Find contact info for your state Rep/Senator at http://malegislature.gov
THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION OF COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE
Do you love affordable group acupuncture treatments at Acupuncture Together?
We’re able to offer this model because we’ve been helped by POCA, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture cooperative. POCA is a grassroots cooperative working to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible with community acupuncture clinics throughout the USA and Canada. POCA creates micro-loans to help start up new clinics in under-served areas, and has created an affordable community acupuncture school called POCA-Tech.
Community acupuncture patients and enthusiasts can join POCA in order to support POCA’s mission, and POCA members receive great benefits in addition to POCA member specials at Acupuncture Together.
POCA MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Discounted treatments in May and October at Acupuncture Together
- 1 FREE treatment the week of your birthday
- 3 FREE treatment cards for friends/family to receive a free acupuncture treatment at a POCA clinic
- NO initial first visit fee at any POCA clinic that you visit (over 200 POCA clinics are available throughout the USA and Canada!) so you can get community acupuncture when you travel!
- The monthly “Sticking Together” co-op e-newsletter
- Access to online forums to connect with other patients and community acupuncturists
- Optional volunteer opportunities in local clinics and in our movement
ANNUAL POCA MEMBERSHIP IS $25-100 (sliding scale, of course!). Sign up online!
Acupuncture Together Baby Bulletin Board
CALLING ALL PARENTS WE’VE HELPED THROUGH FERTILITY AND/OR PREGNANCY!
We’ve treated lots of new parents in the last few years and would love an update on how you and your family are doing. If we’ve helped you to conceive, supported you through pregnancy and/or helped get your labor started we’d love for you to send us photo of your beautiful baby to feature on our baby bulletin board. You can email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll have it printed, OR mail a photo and info to: Acupuncture Together, 2464 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 420, Cambridge, MA 02140, OR just bring one in at a future appointment. Thanks for your participation!