Welcome to Minnesota Acupuncture Association
The Minnesota Acupuncture Association (MAA) is the only statewide professional association for licensed practitioners of acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine. We are committed to advancing acupuncture as a means for enhancing health and well-being.
The Minnesota Acupuncture Association is organized within section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
We operate from these beliefs:
While many may not immediately think about addressing trauma after a natural disaster, it makes sense for communities to embrace acupuncture as an additional resource for relief.
“I think our culture as a whole is starting to understand trauma more, but it’s been an uphill battle to try to get people to understand that when there’s crises, emergencies and traumatic events that if you don’t treat the trauma, you’re really not getting at the core of what’s going on,” Fried explained. “They need help with their trauma in order to be able to perform and function and not only get through the next day but to be able to think about their lives.”
A 2008 study published in the journal Nature confirms Fried’s point. The study analyzed the mental health and suicide trends in communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. A year after the storm, the number of cases of PTSD in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi rose from 15% to 21% while the percentage of people feeling suicidal thoughts more than doubled. It became clear that addressing the trauma is just as critical as providing the bare necessities.
Just as the acupuncture clinics in Houston were starting, Puerto Rico was on the mind of everyone in the organization. Acupuncturist Graham Marks, a volunteer who has served in AWB clinics in New Orleans, Haiti and in New York after Superstorm Sandy, received this email from a friend of his who lives in Rincon on the western coast of Puerto Rico: “We are alive, we have lost everything, no food or water, send Acupuncturists Without Borders, everyone is traumatized.” The good news—AWB is working with local acupuncturists to establish a clinic soon.
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Michael Egan L.Ac, from Allina Health joins Liz Collin in-studio to talk about alternative treatments for chronic pain disorder and fibromyalgia.
When it comes to treating pain, doctors frequently prescribe medications containing opioids. Now, patients and physicians are exploring non-drug therapies to manage chronic pain.
With national disasters and other traumatic events in the news, as practitioners, we often wonder how we can give back and help make a difference. The practitioners at Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts are actively involved in donating the proceeds from various acupuncture events towards various relief efforts and charities. Defiantly something to put on your calendar and share with family and your community.
100 % of proceeds donated to Texas Organizing Project - a direct relief agency helping victims of Hurricane Harvey.
100 % of proceeds donated to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is a grassroots network whose mission is to provide disaster relief based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. Currently, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is supporting relief efforts for recent hurricane damage in Texas and Florida.
100% of proceeds donated to the Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund. The Fund is governed by organizations like Puerto Rico-based Taller Salud, the G8 of Caño Martín Peña, and other local, grassroots organizations. The Fund will support organizations working with these hardest hit communities in Puerto Rico, supporting immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding.
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