The Brazil Public Library is offering a workshop on Acupressure.
Dr. Richard Frankville will be presenting "Pin Point the Pain" on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
"This is intended to be an educational event for those who are interested in learning about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine," Dr. Frankville said.
"The goal of this workshop is to educate participants about the benefits of acupuncture and to reference some tools that can be used on oneself and loved ones to help improve their life."
The workshop will cover the origin of acupressure and the evolution that has taken place to make it part of mainstream medicine.
"I will be providing instruction in acupressure therapy so people may be able to self treat some of the more common problems that people seek out today," Dr. Frankville told The Brazil Times. "It will be a hands-on learning experience so those interested are encouraged to bring a partner and a pillow."
Dr. Frankville wants everyone to know that there will be no needles.
"Acupressure uses patterns of treatment from traditional acupuncture, without needles," he said. "So anyone that is afraid of needles needn't worry, there will be none."
"Acupressure is extremely affective in self-treatment for many problems from aches and pains of the joints to PMS, Fibromyalgia and Digestive Disorders," Dr. Frankville said. "By the end of the session I hope that people will fill confident to be able to help themselves or a family member and realize when they need to see a professional Acupuncturist."
This workshop is part of the Library's adult program. Once a month the library holds a workshop or lecture where members of the community are invited to participate.
For more information on the adult programs, call The Brazil Public Library at 448-1981. For more information on the acupressure workshop, call Dr. Frankville at 448-2225.