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Natural Awakenings Boston

Free Acupuncture for Those Traumatized by the Marathon Bombings

The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), in Newton, is operating a free Trauma Relief Clinic for runners, victims, first responders and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

“Our entire community was rattled by acts of senseless violence,” says NESA President Susan Gorman. “We decided to bring alumni together to help those affected by the tragedy, opening up our student teaching clinic and employing volunteers and staff to answer phones, get the word out and provide free treatments.”

Additionally, Gorman notes that more than 100 NESA alumni across New England have offered their own clinics to the effort. “We’re honored to have such an outpouring of support from the NESA community. Seeing so many volunteers come forward, selflessly and tirelessly, only proves how the worst of circumstances brings out the best in people.”

This ancient healing technique has been used by such groups as Acupuncturists Without Borders to provide relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Location: 150 California St., Newton. For more information, call 617-558-1788 or visit

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