Acupuncture in Kandahar

Check out this video uploaded by the Department of Defense!

Presently, the Department of Defense (DOD) and even the Veterans Administration (VA) is increasingly using Acupuncture as a treatment modality.  This is truly a great thing to see as a practitioner.  One of the hardest parts of our job, is educating people on the benefits of Acupuncture.  It is an amazing treatment modality for pain & emotional stress, not to mention a number of other disorders & diseases.  Like the service member states in this video 

“for some, it cures the problem… for me, it gives me a moment of relaxation where I don’t have to think about certain things”.

The fact that Acupuncture is currently a mode of treatment for our vets and those on active duty is especially exciting for me, as I wrote my research paper on treating Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The act of war is incredibly stressful on a soldier’s body, mind and spirit.  The fact that we are able to provide them with an alternative to help them relax or reduce pain that doesn’t come with a list of side effects or black box warnings, is truly priceless.

“It’s a moment of peace in a sea of pain”


About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Hailey, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice, Erin Hill Acupuncture as well as a type of Integrative Wellness Care practice, Tune Up. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes in the Wood River Valley, Idaho. I have been very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture, Nutrition, or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions, pain, or tightness may reside and how that, in turn, affects the internal organs or vice versa. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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