Deschutes Public Library News
New Solutions For Chronic Pain
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 12/19/2005
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Lara Romeo, L.Ac. and Charlene Lincoln, L.Ac. of Central Oregon Acupuncture Clinic for a program titled “New Solutions To Eliminating Pain,” at the Sunriver Area Public Library on Saturday, January 14, at 11:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Romeo, who earned her B.S. in Public Health from Montana State University in 1987, studied Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. She successfully treats a wide variety of ailments, including pain, menopausal symptoms and allergies. “I show people how to regain energy and vitality.” Romeo says that the current healthcare system could be adversely affecting many people. “The drug industry spends 12 billion dollars each year telling us how healthy their drugs are for us, but may studies indicate differently, says Romeo.
According to Romeo, many people use acupuncture as a tool for preventative medicine. But she says in her experience most people turn to the ancient method when everything else has failed. “I am often the last resort for people – which is a mixed blessing.” By the time Romeo’s clients visit her, most serious complications have been ruled out, but her patients have often endured years of unnecessary pain or other symptoms. “People have doubts about acupuncture and that delays them from coming to see me,” says Romeo. “There is a big misconception that acupuncture is painful, but the majority of my patients fall asleep on my table. The needles are almost as fine as a hair.” During the program, Romeo will discuss how pain can be managed through exercise and how acupuncture can help. “Knowing the strategies is the first step to a solution for pain,” says Romeo.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit www.dpls.lib.or.