Nonprofit and Acupuncture College helping addicts and others on road to recovery

$10 Drop-In Clinic offers non-opioid relief for those in recovery, pain, stress and PTSD.

For only $10, one can receive a proven auricular acupuncture treatment at PIHMA Acupuncture College located at 301 E. Bethany Home Road, A-100. Sponsored by the non-profit Foundation for PIHMA Research & Education (FPRE) in conjunction with the acupuncture medical school, the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), this specialty clinic on Wednesdays 5pm -7 pm and Fridays from 4 pm-6 pm.

Only 20-30 minutes and 5 needles in each ear can help alleviate the anxiety of withdrawal and craving, as well as reduce pain, stress and post-traumatic stress. The five-needle protocol is also used with first responders and victims of disaster, such as with wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, earthquakes and shootings. The needling is provided under the care the highest trained professionals in acupuncture needling, at the 4-year medical college.  With these treatments, one can relax and feel more centered and calm.

On January 18, 2018, the National Governor’s Association released a set of Recommendations for Federal Action to End the Nation’s Opioid Crisis. These include Continue building the evidence base for non-pharmacological treatments for pain and provide guidance to state Medicaid programs regarding best practices for covering these services. Non-pharmacologic interventions for pain treatment, such as acupuncture, cognitive behavior”. *  

The is one of the first of several non-profit clinics established by the Foundation for PIHMA Research & Education, which started in 2001.  The Foundation currently operates the National Library of Traditional Medicine which was established in 2010.  The Foundation, in conjunction with the college PIHMA, also supports clinic treatments at the Southwest Center for HIV/Aids. The Foundation is welcoming donations to expand the auricular acupuncture clinic hours to provide daily support for our community.  For more information on this clinic and supporting its efforts, go to www.pihma-fpre.org or https://www.classy.org/give/150022/#!/donation/checkout.

Acupuncture has a long history in resolving pain, thus preventing the need for opiates. Acupuncture anesthesia is widely used in Asia instead of standard chemical anesthesia in surgeries, and it is administered to deal with post-operative and chronic pain.  With regard to stress and post-traumatic stress, acupuncture has been used to support both victims and first responders of tragic events, including veterans of war and battle, as well as those suffering emotional trauma and PTSD from injury, accidents, harassment, and emotional abuse.

The Foundation for PIHMA Research & Education (www.pihma-fpre.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting traditional medicines such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Homeopathy, Native American medicine, herbal medicine, and other cultural traditional medicines through the National Library of Traditional Medicine (www.nloftm.org), through non-profit clinics, fellowships and scholarships that would support the PIHMA College & Clinic.

The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), now in its 22nd year, is the Valley’s only accredited Asian medical college, offering 4-year medical degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  Located at 301 E. Bethany Home Road, the graduate programs offer the highest level of education and training in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, with over 3000 hours of Oriental medical theory & practicum, herbal medicine & dietary therapy, Western science, and an extensive clinical internship, including an onsite community clinic.  PIHMA graduates work in independent practice, at hospitals and integrative medical clinics, and in professional therapeutic settings.  PIHMA also offers a speakers bureau to educate the public on the benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  For Additional Information about the PIHMA college contact:  Danielle Pascu at 602-274-1885 x 107

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*(https://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/2018/OGR/Governors’%20Recommendations%20for%20Federal%20Action%20to%20End%20the%20Nation’s%20Opioid%20Crisis_0118.pdf)