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Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions Newsletter  Providing Natural Health Care for the Entire Family
Issue #2014-10a


Mark Your Calendars For 

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day!


Mark your calendars... because Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day is just months away. Held annually on October 24, AOM Day aims to raise public awareness and support for the use of acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese and Oriental medicine.


Acupuncture is traditional form of complimentary medicine/treatment in which thin needles are placed inside the skin to promote the body's own self-healing mechanism. It's frequently used to treat pain, inflammation, and dozens of different physical and mental conditions. Acupuncture originated in China during the Shang Dynasty (600-1100 BCE) but has since spread throughout the world, with millions of people now using it to improve their lives.




Newcomers are often skeptical of the effectiveness of acupuncture. However, a survey conducted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that roughly 1 in 10 adults had received acupuncture, and nearly half of those respondents said they were either "extremely satisfied" or "very satisfied' with the results. The survey also found that 60% of respondents said they would consider regular acupuncture sessions as a from of treatment.


AOM Day is the perfect opportunity for the general public to test out this centuries-old practice. So if you're still on the fence about receiving an acupuncture treatment, schedule an appointment for October 24.


Last year, Iowa state Senator Tom Harkin signed a proclamation to support acupuncture and AOM Day, while also applauding the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and other organizations for sponsoring AOM Day. Of course, Senator Harkin is just one of many lawmakers who are eager to voice their support for acupuncture. Important government figures throughout the country use AOM Day as a platform to raise awareness for this safe and effective traditional practice.


AOM Day is sponsored through a partnership of prestigious research, educational and professional institutions, including the Council of State Associations, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia, and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


Whether you're suffering from a particular health ailment, or if you simply want to learn more about the practice of acupuncture, you should take advantage of AOM Day by scheduling an appointment with a licensed acupuncturist. Who knows, you might discover a powerful new way to treat one or more conditions from which you suffer.



All-natural First Aid Tips


It can happen to anyone. One minute you're outside enjoying the summer sunshine, the next, ouch! A sprain or strain, insect bite, sunburn, or other minor injury can put you on the sidelines if you don't know how to handle them. Follow these tips to care for common summer ailments naturally. Remember, if your symptoms are severe or don't respond to self- care, contact me, acupuncture may be able to help.


Sprains or Strains:
Remember R.I.C.E. for the first 24 to 48 hours:


Rest: Stay off the injured limb.

Ice: Apply an ice pack, 20 minutes at a time, 

up to 8 times a day.


Compression: Wrap area with a bandage to reduce swelling.


Elevation:  Rest the injured ankle, knee, elbow, or wrist on a pillow above the level of the heart. Use arnica cream to reduce bruising and pain.

Take your vitamins: Vitamins C, E, and zinc help to reduce inflammation.

Consider acupuncture: If you have ongoing pain from a muscle injury or trauma, consider acupuncture treatment to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing.


Insect bites & other itchy skin problems:

Mosquito and wasp bites: Run water over the affected area. Apply apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, or witch hazel to the area. For the next few days, try applying lavender or cinnamon oil to the bite.

Bee stings: Pulling the stinger straight out will release more venom. Instead, scrape the stinger out with your fingernail, the edge of a credit card, or other straight edged object.

Poison ivy: Minimize the rash by washing the area thoroughly with soap and cold water as quickly as possible. Try the homeopathic remedy Rhus toxicodendron to relieve the itching.

Sunburn: Apply a towel soaked in cool water to the affected area for 20 minutes as soon as you notice the burn. Spread aloe vera gel, preferably fresh from the plant, directly on the burned area to relieve pain, speed healing, and prevent scarring. Try a baking soda paste or plain yogurt compress to soothe the skin. 

The information contained within the newsletter is only used to educate and inform. This newsletter is not a substitute for the advice of a licensed and registered health care provider. Seek prompt attention for emergencies. Consult a health care provider for specific health concerns, and before starting a diet, cleanse or exercise routine.
Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions
Toni Eatros, Acupuncture Physician

Monthly Acupuncture Column Featured in SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine 

Toni Eatros, AP,

Acupuncture Physician, 
is the  featured acupuncture columnist in the popular SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine.
Be sure to check out September's issue, on stands now, which discusses the benefits of the balance method approach to acupuncture in relieving many health care disorders.
 about back pain.
Acupressure Points

Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30 - 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being.




Stomach 36 (ST 36):



On the outside 

of the leg, approximately one hand width below 

the kneecap, just off the bone. 



Increases stamina 

and energy, 

provides stability 

and grounding, 

heals effects on the body of too much worrying and thinking. 



Acupuncture Research
Explaining the Effects of Acupuncture Post-Stroke

In China, acupuncture has been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years to help the healing process after a stroke.  

A study this year in the lab may have found why.   Scientists were studying the reaction of Angiopoietin, which is integral in remodeling the brain after a stroke, with acupuncture.  

The study examined how electro-acupuncture worked at two points believed to help up-regulate angiopoietin, points Ang-1 and Ang-2.  

The experiment produced results that suggest a strong causational relationship between the administered electro-acupuncture and an increase in Angiopoietin.  

This study brings science even closer to confirming the long held belief that acupuncture can help heal victims of strokes.

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Save 40%
To celebrate AOM Day, I am offering my newsletter recipients a 40% discount on all acupuncture treatments during the week of October 20-24, 2014.  The coupon must be printed and presented in person at the time of your appointment.  The coupon is transferable, so please feel free to share the offer with friends and family that may benefit from the wonderful effects of acupuncture.  

For more information, please visit my website,, or feel free to phone the office, 239-260-4566.


No rainchecks, first come first served basis - Appointment times are filling up quickly, so schedule now.
Offer Valid: October 20-24, 2014 only