In the wake of a natural disaster, many holistic practitioners partner with community focused organizations like Acupuncturists Without Borders a.k.a. AWB to assist in the recovery efforts for the those affected.
During November 2016 a group of fires in Gatlinburg Tennessee, devastated the town of Gatlinburg and other parts of Sevier County TN for weeks. Since the Gatlinburg fires, we have provided acupuncture treatments to survivors and emergency personnel associated with the disaster. Satori Acupuncture Knoxville is committed to continue to collaborate with organizations like AWB to provide services to the evacuees, survivors, emergency personnel, first responders and other care providers.
At Satori Acupuncture we are very enthusiastic about using acupuncture and other traditional medicine to help people in pain, regardless of whether it’s physical pain of the back or neck or as in this case for these Gatlinburg victims, emotional pain. We believe in this subtle form of medicine and have found it to be very effective for the relief of trauma and related anxiety stresses.
Though acupuncture has gained popularity in the West to treat chronic illnesses, fertility, anxiety, weight loss and stubborn, chronic pain, it hasn’t as yet gained as much traction in terms of being recognized as a valid modality to address trauma.
Acupuncture is one of the longest standing forms of medicine with proven efficacy in both long term care and as a medicine to treat acute pain. It has survived decades in ancient China and other parts of Asia, through the industrial revolution in the east and reemerged during the cold war in the west. With technology and the entrance of the information age, acupuncture has become more and more popular in the U.S. It has stood the test of time. At Satori Acupuncture of Knoxville, not only do we believe in our community, we also believe in the sustainability of our medicine. Acupuncture has proven itself repeatedly, and we’ve seen the results first hand! We were certainly willing and pleased to partner with the AWB organization to provide help during this natural and traumatic disaster.
For more information about AWB please visit their website. www.acuwithoutborders.org, The AWB was founded in 2005 after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Since that time, AWB has provided community acupuncture treatments to countless people worldwide in response to natural disasters. Acupuncture practitioners as part of the AWB have used their skills and knowledge to help minimize the physical and emotional damages left in the wake of a major disaster.