Battlefield Acupuncture assists in pain relief. This acupuncture protocol utilizing treatment points on the ears was developed by retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Richard Niemtzow M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.. Its use is not limited to the military – it has been used since 2002 in both VA hospitals and private acupuncture clinics. Dr. Niemtzow’s contributions to acupuncture are not limited to the Battlefield Acupuncture protocol. He has developed special protocols for a variety of health conditions. As a radiation oncologist, his xerostomia (dry mouth) protocol for this side-effect following radiotherapy for head and neck malignancies is another significant achievement.
To honor the accomplishments of this military physician for the Memorial Day holiday, Loomis Acupuncture is offering reduced fees for Battlefield Acupuncture sessions.
WHEN: through Monday, May 25
LOCATION: 260 Boston Post Road, Suite 10, Wayland, MA
DESCRIPTION: Battlefield acupuncture sessions (50% discount on new patient sessions, 20% discount on established patient sessions) scheduled by telephone, email, or on-line through May 25th. The appointments may be on any dates in the next 2 months, but they need to be scheduled by end of day, May 25th to receive the discount.
Dr. Niemtzow is both consultant for alternative medicine for the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General and director of the U.S. Air Force Acupuncture Center (Joint Base Andrews, Maryland). Dr. Niemtzow is dedicated to teaching his effective acupuncture protocols to benefit patients who have not responded to traditional western medicine. He is a co-author and moderator of a $5.4 million project to teach Battlefield Acupuncture throughout the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration medical facilities (Army, Navy, Air force and Veterans Administration Joint Incentive Fund).
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. 100 million adults in the United State suffer from chronic pain. (reference http://painconsortium.nih.gov/News_Other_Resources/NINDS-Pain-Infographic.pdf, http://report.nih.gov/NIHfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=57)
Kathryn Loomis, a licensed acupuncturist in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, has operated Loomis Acupuncture in Wayland since 2009. An Assistant Professor at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), Kathryn brings her 19 years of experience as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist to her clients. Kathryn specializes in Chinese herbal medicine and Biodynamic craniosacral therapy.