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Moving Forward De-Stress Clinic

“Moving Forward…” is an integrative health initiative sponsored by the Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD).

This innovative program focuses on helping clients alleviate symptoms caused by stress-related conditions. Participants suffering from stress, substance abuse, chronic pain, addictions, grief or other mental health issues may find this integrative health approach particularly beneficial in their recovery.

The program consists of 4 treatment sessions utilizing acupuncture or acupressure, mindfulness related stress reduction and group processes.

Sessions will occur weekly and last 2 hours each. We will celebrate completion of the program with a graduation gathering in the 4th week.

Participants are being sought for this important initiative. JCHD is currently accepting applications for the next 4-week course. The clinic dates will be announced when we have sufficient applicants.

We are seeking Candidates who:

  • Are 18 years of age & older (legal emancipation may be considered).
  • Want to learn improved coping skills or are in Recovery.
  • Are willing & committed to attend ALL four weekly sessions.

The “Moving Forward De-Stress” initiative is primarily grant funded. This program is not covered by insurance. Participants are asked for a modest donation of $10 per session/meeting.

Please contact the Jefferson County Health Department at 304-728-8416. Or contact our Program Coordinator Ardyth Gilbertson, RN by email at:

Download the Questionnaire and Registration

The future is always starting now.

– Mark Strand

For information on acupuncture & health benefits of relaxation go to: – select NADA Protocol