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Free Range Health Receives Grant From Tulalip Tribes to Provide Low-Cost Acupuncture Services in Arlington

Marysville – October 01, 2014 – Free Range Health has been awarded a $12,000 Community Impact Fund Grant from the Tulalip Tribes to provide low-cost acupuncture services at the Stillaguamish Senior Center in Arlington. Beginning today, acupuncture treatments will be $10 for members of the senior center and $15 for the general public. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.

We’re proud and we’re happy to support the good work that you do,” said Marilyn Sheldon, Director of Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions, when speaking of the award to Free Range Health.

For the past year, Free Range Health has been operating a low-cost community acupuncture clinic at the center from 9AM to 12PM on Wednesday mornings. In addition to lowering the cost of treatments from the current price of $23, the funds from the Tulalip grant will also be used to expand the number of appointments each week from 14 to 28. People who wish to sign up for one of the 50-minute appointments should call the center at 360-653-4551.

As more seniors search for alternative approaches to staying healthy and pain free, acupuncture is standing out as an effective treatment for their many ailments. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions, and each week more research is published showing how remarkable it can be in helping to manage chronic health problems.

It’s wonderful that these services are available at the Stillaguamish Senior Center,” said Carmen Boob, a longtime resident of the Stillaguamish Senior Apartments, a low-income housing complex run by the center. “The price going down to $10 a session is unbelievable, especially for seniors living on a fixed income.”

In a community acupuncture clinic like the one at the center, there are no private rooms. All treatments are performed in a group setting while patients relax in comfortable chairs. The outcomes are just as effective as more traditional types of clinics, but the senior patients often prefer the social interaction found in the group atmosphere. Practitioners are always close at hand to answer questions or chat amiably in between appointments, and many times a simple answer will help the whole group to understand more about acupuncture and east Asian medicine.

This generous grant from the Tulalip Tribes will significantly improve our ability to bring low-cost mobile integrative health care to the people of North Snohomish County,” said Cole Alexander, Executive Director of Free Range Health. “Having access to these very affordable services will have a positive impact on the health of the entire community.”

About Free Range Health

Free Range Health is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide low-cost mobile integrative health care to underserved individuals and communities. Since its founding in 2012, it has provided almost 3,000 low-cost treatments to over 375 patients. It now operates clinics throughout Snohomish County at the Lynnwood Senior Center, the Snohomish Senior Center, the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, and the Stillaguamish Senior Center in Arlington. Free Range Health has three licensed East Asian Medicine Practitioners on staff. For more information, please visit www.FreeRangeHealth.org.

Media Contacts:

Cole Alexander
Executive Director
contact@FreeRangeHealth.org
425-419-7033

DJ Winebrinner
Program Director at the Stillaguamish Senior Center
program@stillycenter.com
360-653-4551 x 228

 

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