Maintaining optimum health is best to keep the body in balance. If you continue to live your life while out of balance, further illness can occur. Acupuncture, a form of holistic medicine, can bring the body back into balance. Ear treatments are an easy way to introduce someone into acupuncture and bring the body into balance. Heather Botjer LAc, one of several thousand National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (i.e. the NADA Protocol)-trained practitioners worldwide, is an acupuncturist. She will be giving ear treatments Monday June 30th, 2014 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Apple Valley Pharmacy located at 44 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Warwick, NY. The NADA Protocol focuses solely on relaxation and detoxification to help the patient improve their overall health, all through the ear. It does this by a type of medicine called acupuncture. Acupuncture is beneficial for treating chronic illnesses, pain, stress etc. It can benefit people with low back pain, joint pain, headaches, menopause, as well as relieving PMS symptoms. It is even a great treatment for women who are pregnant and nursing. In addition, acupuncture is also beneficial as a preventative care. Once the body is back in balance acupuncture can help the body maintain a sense of equilibrium. It is great for relieving stress, boosting energy, and helping one sleep better. As it exists today, the NADA protocol consists of inserting small, stainless steel, sterile disposable needles into five points on the outer surface of a person’s ear. Acupuncture needles are thinner then regular needles and usually don’t hurt. In a typical session, both ears of the patient are needled, and needles usually stay in for 15 to 40 minutes. Patients often claim to feel energized, lighter or even more relaxed after undergoing one of these treatments. Usually this type of treatment is done in a group setting and particularly for people just trying out acupuncture. The reason that this protocol is done in a group setting is to help build support among those being treated and eliminate any feelings of isolation. Many patients and health care providers have reported that they noticed an improvement in: retention in drug treatment programs, optimistic attitudes about detoxification and recovery, reductions in cravings and anxiety, fewer episodes of sleep disturbance, and reduced need for pharmaceuticals. Ear treatments are a safe, and comfortable introduction into acupuncture. Everyone can definitely benefit from the healing powers of acupuncture. heatherbio


Heather Botjer LAc has two locations, one in Florida New York off of 17A. The other is in Rockland County – Piermont New York. On Monday June 30th, 2014 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Heather will be at the Apple Valley Pharmacy offering a complimentary stress relief detoxification treatment for people who are interested in acupuncture.