By Micha Green
AFRO D.C. Editor
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Like every year, “NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo” will offer a great deal of exhibits, activities, giveaways and services, and Maryland University Integrative Health (MUIH) is excited to be joining in on the healthy fun.

On Jan. 18 and 19 MUIH will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 27th annual “NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo,” and President and CEO of the organization Marc Levin said that this participation perfectly aligns with their work and goals.

“MUIH’s passion and top priority is improving and advancing the field of integrative health and wellness in ways that will positively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities,” said Levin, according to a press release sent to the AFRO. “The NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo is the perfect place for MUIH to share this approach directly with members of our regional community. We look forward to exhibiting alongside the area’s premier leaders in health, lifestyle, fitness and wellness.”

MIUH will be offering courtesy auricular acupuncture at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo on Jan. 18 and 19. (Courtesy Photo)

MUIH will be exhibiting at booth #1247 and offering free auricular acupuncture for guests.

Auricular acupuncture is a “microsystem technique,” that inserts needles into predetermined points of the external ear, according to ScienceDirect.com.

“Auricular acupuncture can be used for a wide range of indications, and it is especially useful to relieve pain, calm the mind, treat allergies and infectious diseases, regulate endocrine system disorders, and treat chronic disease and functional disorders. It is also used for withdrawal syndrome,” according to Yajuan Wang’s Micro-Acupuncture in Practice (2009).

Patients experiencing a wide variety of pain, from a broken or sprained limb, to discomfort from a recent illness, all the way to aching as a result of a tumor, have reported relief after having auricular acupuncture, and thus being able to have the service for free with MUIH is an opportunity to further look into the treatment.

In addition to the auricular acupuncture, MUIH will also be showcasing some of the services available at their on-campus Natural Care Center, which has, for over 40 years, provided over 20,000 treatments for patients and clients.  Some of the services offered by the student interns and professional practitioners include: acupuncture, yoga therapy sessions, massage therapy, health and wellness coaching, clinical herbal medicine, nutrition consultations and naturopathic medical consultations. 

The NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the public.