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:
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!