Multibed and Community Acupuncture: How and Why: Sydney
Sat 28 Nov 2009
Presented By: Katherine Berry, Acupuncture Network
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday 28th November 2009
Holiday Inn Potts Point, 203 Victoria Street Potts Point, Sydney 2011
Earlybird: $20 ($15 for Student concession) Available until 31st October 2009
Full Price: $30 ($20 for Student concession)
Community and multibed acupuncture works by treating several people together in the same room simultaneously. Acupuncture needles usually take 20 or 30 minutes to do their work,
which means that a practitioner can place needles in one patient, leave
them to relax into their treatment, and then move on to another
patient. By treating more than one patient each hour, a practitioner
can reduce the price of each treatment, but still be able to earn a
good hourly rate. Through this not only can more people afford to experience the healing benefits of acupuncture but also to recieve acupuncture frequently enough and for long enough to get better and stay better.
An amazing community spirit emerges in multibed acupuncture clinics.
Patients consistently report that they like the sense of togetherness
and humanity they find there. Overhearing other people talking about
difficult, personal issues can feel weird for some people to start
with, but soon it has the effect of reminding us all that we aren’t the
only ones with troubles, that illness can be something that can bring
us together rather than isolate us, and that it’s ok to be upset and
vulnerable in this safe and respectful space.
Community and multibed acupuncture is proving to be an innovative way to promote TCM and make acupuncture accessible to a broader range of people in the community. If you are interested in learning more about how to set up and run programs, and hear about initiatives in the UK and USA, join Katherine Berry for an afternoon workshop in Melbourne.
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