PUTTING THE PUNK IN ACUPUNKTRIX

 

Tamara Rettino, LAc is a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders and hopes to be able to bring free acupuncture to communities coping with serious trauma both locally and abroad. She has been a volunteer medic in crisis zones in the Middle East, and was a lead medic at Occupy Los Angeles, where she also facilited a pop-up acupuncture clinic that primarily served protesters and the local homeless populations. 

Tamara provided free acupuncture at the 2017 Trans Wellness and Wellbeing Conference, and has also provided sliding scale community acupuncture at Everybody Gym, Los Angeles, and Ciclavia Glendale Blvd, and  is planning to provide regular pop up auricular acupuncture clinics for those in need in Los Angeles, such as homeless communities, garment workers, and survivors of war and abuse. If you would like to donate to support these activities or have a project or space that would benefit from a pop up clinic, please contact us. 

The first and third Tuesday of every month, excluding holidays, basic acupuncture at Acupunktrix is 40 dollars for patients on government assistance programs, such as CALFresh, CALWorks, and Social Security (this offer is subject to change and you must show proof at the time of your appointment). A monthly group acupuncture session, which will consist of group treatment in chairs using ear seeds or ear needles only using the NADA protocol, will begin the second Tuesday in January at 7:30 pm. This session will be 20 dollars and is limited to a maximum of 8 participants with advance reservation. Please message Tamara at acupunktrix@gmail.com to reserve your spot. 

 
Acupuncturists Without Borders Trauma Response Training 

Acupuncturists Without Borders Trauma Response Training 

It was an honor to provide free acupuncture at the Trans Wellness and Wellbeing 2017 conference. 

It was an honor to provide free acupuncture at the Trans Wellness and Wellbeing 2017 conference. 

Patients relaxing during community acupuncture at Everybody Los Angeles. 

Patients relaxing during community acupuncture at Everybody Los Angeles.