This Friday, February 26, the Healing Arts Center of Camp 4 Health will open, with light refreshments and a small party on the Equality Park Campus of the new Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Subtle decorations and quiet music greet you at CAMP 4 Health. It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) healing arts center committed to providing equal access to quality holistic care. Treatments include but are not limited to acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs.
CAMP provides complementary therapies to their clients in a compassionate, soothing and supportive environment. They believe healthcare is a right—not a luxury—and their fees reflect this belief. The services are offered on a sliding scale, based on each individual’s income and circumstances.
The goal of CAMP 4 Health is to make sure that everyone who needs their holistic services receives them. Many of their clients will receive acupuncture services and herbs at no charge, and no one will be turned away because of an inability to afford treatment.
Its goal is to work in partnership with the community, and promote a sense of well-being for its clients in mind, body and spirit.
CAMP 4 Health originated as the Community Acupuncture and Massage Project. CAMP was established by David Pirola, Dianne Meurer and Jeff Irons as a community response to the discontinuation of Federal funding for complementary therapies in 2007. As many clients expressed a continued need for these services, CAMP was established.
Dianne Meurer and David Pirola are Florida state licensed Acupuncture Physicians who combine current scientific research with ancient traditions to produce treatments which effectively address the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of any disharmony.
The fledgling organization has been sustained as a result of the generosity of several private donors, remarkably dedicated practitioners, and the shared resources of the Sunshine Cathedral Foundation,
Will Spencer will serve CAMP as its Managing Director. A former executive director of AIDS Project Florida and community philanthropist, Spencer has been a long time proponent of Chinese medicine as well as a driving force to include holistic therapies in the treatment of HIV and all disease. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of many community foundations and is Chair of the Broward County HIV Health Services Planning Council.