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Student, Alumni and Staff come together to offer Acupuncture Services for our Veterans at Stand Down event. on May 25-28, 2015.


May 25-28, 2015, Assistant Academic Dean J. Matthew Brand and a group of YSU 9 interns and 7 alumni will assist Mitch Lehman, L.Ac. at the 4th Annual Heroes in the Shadows: San Gabriel Valley Veterans Stand Down. They will be treating veterans and their families—many of whom are homeless—with acupuncture in a community-style setting. Acupuncture will be offered alongside other critical services for U.S. veterans, services include help with employment, housing, legal assistance, psychological and other medical care, ID services, as well as a safe, sheltered place to stay throughout the week. Stand Down events were started by veterans Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison in San Diego in 1988, and have since grown to have events nationwide. Mitch Lehman, L.Ac. is himself a Navy veteran, and has been giving back to the veteran community for over 15 years. He regularly volunteers his time at the Veteran’s Village San Diego, which itself is an outgrowth of the Stand Down events and remains a permanent location serving veterans in need. His techniques are based on Dr. Tan’s balancing methods, and have been proven to be 95% effective. He also led YSU interns at the last Los Angeles area Stand Down event, which occurred back in December. Matthew has been assisting Mitch since 2013.

Updated on:   05/21/2015 
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