Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans mission is to provide ear acupuncture treatments at no cost to veterans and their families in a healing and peaceful environment. A member clinic of Acupuncturists Without Borders Military Stress Recovery Project.
SAV (Seattle Acupuncturists for Veterans)" provides free acupuncture treatments for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, but also welcomes all veterans from all other past conflicts or wars as well as veterans’ family members. Treatments are based on the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ear protocol, which has proven to be extremely powerful in alleviating symptoms of stress and trauma. During treatment, people sit fully clothed in a circle of chairs, and the licensed acupuncturist places 5 tiny needles on each ear. The recipients are invited to close their eyes and rest for 30-45 minutes, as the acupuncture does its work.
Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans has been serving veterans and their families by providing free acupuncture since November 2008.
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NOTE: the SOLID GROUND building which also houses a branch of the Public Library and the local Food Bank is closed on major holidays.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Military Stress Recovery Project (to receive treatment OR to volunteer) please contact us.
1501 N 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
UPDATE on Seattle Acupuncture for Veterans. We have not forgotten you and look forward to serving you again! The Solid Ground building which hosts us is still not open. They have had to utilize our treatment space for an expanded food bank. We are hoping COVID rates will fall in the near future and that we will be allowed to re-enter the building and provide acupuncture for veterans, active duty military and their families.
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If you need help urgently, use one of these free, 24/7 resources:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Crisis Text Line
Text TALK to 741741
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