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August 8, 2016 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Preventive Care with Acupuncture,” a free presentation about how acupuncture can treat a variety of health issues, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary.

The presentation's speaker will be Christine Miller, a licensed acupuncturist with an office in La Mesa. Miller, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also served on the faculty of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she graduated in 2003 with a master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

“Acupuncture is one of the techniques used in traditional Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for thousands of years,” said Kathy Quinn, director, Herrick Community Health Care Library. “Ms. Miller will discuss how acupuncture can be used to strengthen a person’s health constitution and provide a way for individuals to be proactive in their overall health. Acupuncture treatments can be used along with other medical care.”


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit

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