How Acupuncture Helped Me Recover from 9/11

How Acupuncture Helped Me Recover from 9/11

My first time having acupuncture was in the months after September 11th. In 2001 I worked about a mile from Ground Zero, and the ever-present horrible smoke that filled the air made my asthma flare up seriously. I didn't want to go on steroid medications so I sought out an acupuncturist. Within a couple months of relaxing weekly sessions with painless needles and moxa (a warming herbal treatment), my breathing was back to usual, and the side effect was that my grief and anxiety from that traumatic day were also calmed. I'm forever grateful I found natural ways to strengthen my health and I get to share this wonderful medicine with others.

Annie McDonnell is a licensed acupuncturist and sound healing practitioner in Manhattan, NY, specializing in stress-related ailments and women's health. She loves sharing her natural approaches to wellness through her online articles, her participation in community and corporate events, and in her practice, Joy Alchemy Acupuncture, at City Wellness Collective in the Chelsea/Flatiron neighborhood. To learn how her holistic techniques can help you, email joyalchemyacupuncture@gmail.com or call 917-765-2025.

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