OCOM’s Acupuncture Relief Project

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The Acupuncture Relief Project is a Community Health organization set up to provide poverty stricken countries with free Acupuncture and health treatment.  This year a team of four arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal at the beginning of November to see what they could do.  They seem to be making a real impact over there and have been overwhelmed with all the positive feedback from the locals, who have in general never seen a health practitioner. 

“After seven 10 hour days, our team of four has treated nearly 600 people. It has been a very exciting, challenging and exhausting week for all of us. Many of our patients have never seen a doctor in their entire life and every morning they flood into the clinic and sometimes wait up to six hours to be treated.”

Please check out their blog and see what they are up to.  If you feel so inclined you can also donate to the cause.  The blog will answer any questions you have about what they are doing, where they are, who they are treating and where your donation may go.  Please visit their blog here:

The Acupuncture Relief Project

This sort of organization has always been something I’ve wanted to be a part of, and I hope to just as soon as I finish school!  The crew will be there for a total of 6 weeks so be sure to check in on them during their stay!

About eresko

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. I live in Ketchum, Idaho, where I have an Acupuncture practice at Zenergy Health Club & Spa & Pure Body Pilates. I am also a Level I & II certified Kettlebell Instructor and teach private classes as well as classes at High Altitude Fitness in Ketchum, Idaho. I have been very very active in sports and athletics since I can remember. I received my BS in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado @ Boulder. In my practice I utilize all modalities to help get you where you want to be, whether with Acupuncture or Kettlebell training. I am well versed in treating Sports specific conditions; pain, injuries, strains & sprains and use my knowledge of the body both from a Chinese Medical standpoint and a traditional Western one; a concept that most of my patients are familiar with. In addition, I incorporate my knowledge of the physical body & how we move, where restrictions pain or tightness may reside and how that in turn affects the internal organs. For each individual that walks through my door, I am able to assess what each person needs as far as therapy to achieve their goals. Each person is different, inside and out and treatments should reflect that. Among my modalities, I use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Tuina (a type of Chinese bodywork), Japanese style Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Nutrition, and Lifestyle coaching as well as my Kettlebell training for rehab and for improving one's fitness level.
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