University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute clinic will offer free patient diagnoses in celebration of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day on October 22

In celebration of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, as well as its 25,000th patient visit, the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute clinic will offer complimentary tongue and pulse diagnoses on Friday, October 22.

Patients will be seen from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center, 60 Lafayette Street, Bridgeport. To schedule an appointment, please call (203) 576-4349 or e-mail

Tongue and pulse analysis are two of the more important diagnostic tools in Chinese medicine. Are your complaints due to an abundance or lack of heat? Is your constitution strong or weak? Tongue and pulse findings are used to derive a TCM diagnosis to help better understand a person’s health from an energetic perspective.

UB’s Acupuncture Institute clinic has served the local community since January 2003. Through the practice of manual therapies and acupuncture, patients experience relief and improvement of many painful and chronic diseases, including acute and chronic pain syndromes; migraines, tension and cluster headaches; trigeminal neuralgia; bladder dysfunction; back pain and sciatica; osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis; tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder syndrome; stomach ailments, allergies, and hypertension. Patients receiving acupuncture report an increased sense of physical and energetic balance, too.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine serves one-quarter of the world’s population. A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that approximately one in ten adults had received acupuncture at least one time and 60 percent said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option.
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625,