Media Release

Acupuncture Therapy for Survivors of Rape Trauma

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:00 AM
4:44 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Beginning September 15, Alachua County Department of Community Support Services' Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center will be offering a free and confidential support group featuring acupuncture therapy for survivors of rape trauma.  Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in treating common post-trauma symptoms such as anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, pain, migraine, stress, addiction, and digestive trouble.
This 12-week program consists of group and individual counseling sessions.  Group sessions will be held 1-3 p.m. on Mondays.  The first and last group counseling sessions will all be held at Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center. The remaining ten group counseling sessions will be held at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine and include individual acupuncture therapy.  Individual counseling sessions will also be held once a week at various times to fit member schedules.
There is no charge for group members; funding is provided by the Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.  Limited spaces are available for this group.  Group members must commit to attend all sessions.
Please contact Linda Murray, LMHC, Victim Advocate Therapist,  352-264-6768 or toll free at 1-866-252-5439 if you are interested participating.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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