Former NBA Player Kevin Ollie Partners with Modern Acupuncture to Make Lives Better, Especially for Stressed Out Youth

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Nation’s leading acupuncture franchise offers holistic medicine that alleviates stress and anxiety among other benefits. Over 25% of the 400,000 patient visits to Modern Acupuncture since 2017 were for treatment of stress or anxiety.

Stress is a real issue affecting every part of our society and Modern Acupuncture is a potential solution for so many, especially for our youth who are more stressed-out than ever.

Modern Acupuncture™, the nation’s first acupuncture franchise that aims to bring holistic treatment to the masses, has partnered with Kevin Ollie, former NBA player and former head coach for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, winning the 2014 NCAA National Championship, to raise awareness about the potential for holistic medicine to transform and save lives.

“My mission is to have Modern Acupuncture knock on every door and deliver a gift of holistic healing wrapped in self-care management. Being a former athlete and national championship-winning coach, I know that this can benefit all of us regardless of our age, gender, race or socioeconomic background,” said Ollie. “Stress is a real issue affecting every part of our society and Modern Acupuncture is a potential solution for so many, especially for our youth who are more stressed-out than ever. I am eager to do what I can to increase awareness and accessibility for all.”

In 2018 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published an alarming report that the suicide rate in the U.S. had increased by 30 percent over less than 20 years. Dr. Oren Miron from Harvard Medical School, further analyzed the CDC data to understand the impact on adolescents and young adults and found that in 2017 there was a 47 percent increase since 2000 in suicide deaths amongst the age range of 15-19. In fact, suicide is now the second-highest cause of death among people aged between 15-24. Dr. Michael Lindsey, Executive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, studied the impact on black teens and found that the rate of self-reported suicide attempts since 1991 had increased by 73 percent.

While it isn’t exactly clear what is driving these trends, a 2017 Gallup Poll found that eight out of 10 people reported feeling stressed during their day and 44 percent reported that their stress levels had increased over the last five years.

In a 2019 study, Modern Acupuncture identified that stress was one of the leading conditions in which patients sought treatment. Since opening in 2017, Modern Acupuncture has seen over 400,000 patients visits and over 25 percent of these visits were specifically for stress, and anxiety.

“We have been overwhelmed with the positive stories from our patients who have reported turning a corner after suffering from debilitating stress and anxiety’ said Matt Hale, CEO of Modern Acupuncture. “Acupuncture is a game-changer in many people’s lives, and we have developed an approachable solution at Modern Acupuncture that helps demystifies acupuncture in general. Many are adopting acupuncture into their lifestyle and routine as it serves as a tool for people that are dealing with pain and stress. Partnering with Kevin Ollie will continue to spread our mission of making lives better and help people of all ages and backgrounds across the nation.”

Ollie followed his passion and partnered with respected physician and entrepreneur Charles L. Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA to develop the third Modern Acupuncture location in New England in Burlington, Mass., located at the Village at Burlington Mall, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020.

“I partnered with Corey Bowdre (former Red Sox, Business Development) to help me bring as many people from across diverse backgrounds into this movement. Coach Ollie is a real guy, looking to make a real difference, and I am really fortunate to have him on my team,” said Dr. Anderson.

Unlike traditional acupuncture, a visit at Modern Acupuncture does not require the removal of any clothing to access full-body health. A visit to Modern Acupuncture™ feels like a relaxing retreat, where guests can unwind and possibly even fall asleep, zoning out to peaceful music all while experiencing the healing and/or cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. Sessions are typically 30 minutes or less, and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please visit http://www.modernacupuncture.com.

About Modern Acupuncture™
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and founded in 2016, Modern Acupuncture™ is revitalizing the ancient practice of acupuncture for the modern individual by making all-natural health and beauty benefits available to the public in Zen-inspired clinics across the country. There are currently 51 clinics in the U.S. across 16 states, and a total of 165 licenses have been sold across 25 states.
Modern Acupuncture™ offers developer and franchisee opportunities to qualifying entrepreneurs. ACU Development, LLC is the franchisor of Modern Acupuncture™ franchise locations and an operator in some states. In California, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Washington, ACU Development, LLC and its franchisees provide management services to affiliated professional acupuncture practices. For more information, please visit http://www.modernacupuncture.com.

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