Popular Community Acupuncture adds Second and Third session
LAKEPORT, California - June 1, 2010
In the summer of 2009, Sutter Lakeside Hospital’s (SLH) Wellness Center introduced Community Acupuncture at its Integrative Healing House. Small groups of three to four clients received one hour acupuncture treatments while sitting upright in cozy armchairs.
“I came to the Healing House at the (SLH) Wellness Center out of desperation and after having exhausted Western medicine for a chronic skin condition due to stress,” stated Randy T. “I had heard about acupuncture, but never experienced it. Not only was I greeted with surprise by the healing atmosphere, but had never encountered the level of nurturing and compassion involving my care, which helped to calm my mind.”
During the last 9 months, the SLH Integrative Healing House has provided over 300 treatments for a variety of conditions, such as migraines, aches and pains, stress reduction, digestive conditions, allergies, and addictions, just to mention a few.
“I felt immediate results after my first treatment,” continued Randy T. “I continue to have acupuncture treatments 1-2 times a week, along with (using) herbs. My life is comfortable and enjoyable again, and I am not consumed by emotional stress”.
Now, almost a year later, in response to the growth and success of private and community acupuncture treatments, a second acupuncture practitioner has joined the SLH Wellness Center, Kimberley Curtis, L.Ac.
Curtis joined Svetlana Petrowizky, L.Ac, to provide additional community acupuncture session which are now held on Tuesday from 9am to 1pm, Thursday from 2pm to 6pm and Friday from 9am to Noon.
“I was very skeptical when I began acupuncture treatments two months ago,” stated Betony M. “During that time I have had amazing and measurable improvement for a long-term condition that had never responded to conventional treatments. Acupuncture has been truly life-changing for me, and I now recommend it to everyone I know”.
Acupuncture has become more accepted in the western world as an effective, safe and economical form of health care.
"The use of acupuncture continues to spread - often along side conventional medicine," stated Petrowizky. "The Wall Street Journal reported in a 2007 survey, that 3.2 million Americans had undergone acupuncture in the past year - up from 2.1 million in 2001, according to the government's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine."
Svetlana Petrowizky, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who received a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University, Los Angeles, CA, and has been treating patients for 9 years. Petrowizky also has a degree in Tuina (Chinese Healing Massage).
Kimberley Curtis, L.Ac., a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, received a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA, and has been treating patients for 5 years. Curtis also has a degree in Tuina and Medical Qigong.
"After coming for acupuncture treatment for 3 months, I saw a definite improvement in my digestive system,” remarked a recent client. “I now take 3 medications less than before. At the moment, we are working on weight loss and making some progress. I have great hope.”
Both Petrowizky and Curtis practice at the Integrative Healing House at Sutter Lakeside Hospital’s Wellness Center providing community and private treatments. Community acupuncture treatments are offered for a discounted rate of $25 per session.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the SLH Wellness Center at 707-262-5171, or either Petrowizky at 917-951-3264 or Curtis at 415-264-0685.
To view a full listing of all classes and support groups available through Sutter Lakeside Hospital, please visit www.sutterlakeside.org.