Fall 2017 Teen Clinic Schedule:
Tuesdays 4PM - 6PM
Closed: Tuesday November 21, 2017, for Thanksgiving break
free Teen clinic for stress and anxiety
Teens, pre-teens, and young adults seem to be overly stressed out these days. Not sure what the causes are, could be angst from social media, performance anxiety from in the classroom, or on the playing field, abundance of homework and extracurricular activities with a dose of the additional stressors from home and we have lots of young adults ready to snap. The results are over-taxed nervous systems and impaired immune systems causing symptoms that can range from difficulty sleeping, changes in appetites, irregular digestion, mood swings, poor focus and concentration, isolation, etc.
To address this increasing problem and challenges of growing up in this new age of social media and hyper-competitiveness, we have created the Teen Clinic at Menard Acupuncture - free of charge - for local tweens and teens 12-19 years of age.
With the insertion of very thin, disposable sterile needles at particular points on the body, Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in addressing anxiety and stress-related conditions by calming the nervous system down by releasing hormones such as endorphins and serotonin, plus releasing heat and nervous tension trapped in the body. The experience is pain free and patients report feeling totally relaxed and peaceful after treatments, and many times through the week following the treatment.
How it works:
No appointments necessary.
All participants, "patients", will be required to complete medical background information AND have an "Informed Consent Form" signed by their parent or guardian BEFORE treatment can begin.
The clinic has three comfy lounge chairs where the patients will receive an acupuncture protocol designed to relieve stress and anxiety, and listen to binaural music technology, which has also been proven to further relax and calm the nervous system.
Session time is usually 15-20 minutes/patient.
Teen Clinic usually runs every Tuesday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM (last patient starts at 5:30PM). Please check the schedule above for updates/changes.
Please contact Kevin Menard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.