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World AOM Day

October 24, 2013

Please join us on October 24, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm on the Glen at the SCU campus as we celebrate World AOM Day.


The College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine here at SCU will be joining millions of others from across the globe on October 24, 2013 to recognize and celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day.

The College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine will be highlighting the benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, especially for those who have not yet taken advantage of this remarkable medicine by offering complimentary ear seeds on acupuncture points for those suffering with the following conditions: Stress Management, Smoking Cessation, Pain Relief, Weight Management, Allergies, Insomnia, Decreased Memory, and General Well-Being Issues.


There will be complimentary food and ear acupuncture treatments.


What is Ear Acupuncture?

Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, has a long history of use in China. In modern times, it has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins, or chemicals in the brain that produce a sense of relaxation and work as your body’s own natural pain killers. Stress relief and a decrease in anxiety are commonly reported benefits of ear acupuncture. It can also treat many health problems such as addictions, mood disorders, obesity, and pain. The acupuncture points on the ear help to regulate the body’s internal organs, structures, and functions.


Ear acupuncture points may be stimulated with needles or ear seeds. Ear seeds are from the vaccaria plant and are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape. Ear seeds may be left on the ear for a few days or up to one week. Your practitioner may instruct you to stimulate the ear seed by pressing the area where the seeds are placed. If you experience irritation or pain in the area of the ear seed, remove it promptly. Some people can be sensitive to the adhesive or the seed itself.


We look forward to seeing you there!