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Free Acupuncture Clinic
Healthpointe Acupuncture & Wellness, Rockville, MD, partnered with ICA to hold Free Pain Clinics on Wednesdays in August with the hope of helping to raise money for ICA. Through their efforts, Healthpointe Acupuncture & Wellness was able to raise $200 in donations for ICA! Healthpointe Acupuncture & Wellness will continue holding its free clinics throughout September on the 2nd and 16th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, this time in support of the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation. The pain clinic is always free, but donations will be much appreciated! You don’t have to be in pain at the time, nor even a current client. For more information or to sign up, click HERE.
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy used by many for treating IC. For more information about acupuncture and other forms of complementary IC treatments, visit the ICA Complementary Therapies webpage. To find an acupuncturist located near you, check out the following organizations, or peruse ICA’s free online healthcare provider registry. In addition, please encourage your acupuncturist to join our registry.
- American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
- National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Those with IC often have Sjögren’s Syndrome as a comorbid condition, though why is not known as research about the overlap of interstitial cystitis (IC) and Sjögren’s Syndrome is very limited. For more information about Sjögren’s Syndrome and IC, visit the ICA website HERE.