Will you help me?

by Leah Friend

Supporting: Third World Immersion Program - Camp A:12 - 2019 for Acupuncture Relief Project



Treating patients in Nepal will be the most important work I have ever done. It is in my heart to help relieve suffering and to extend the compassion I have received in my life to others. Traveling to Nepal will help me to do this and will be a tremendous gift that I intend to do my best to be worthy of. I will gain invaluable clinical experience that will propel me forward as a practitioner. It will be an honor to peer into the lives of so many people and learn from them. In this way and in so many others, I truly stand in a place of privilege. It is my deepest hope that in return I can provide much needed relief to as many patients as possible while I am there.

The goal for each volunteer while in Nepal is to treat 20 patients a day, 6 days a week. Nepalis in rural communities often have no access to medical care. Through this program, up to 120 patients can be treated for as little as $100 US dollars. I am raising funds to allow me to serve as a volunteer and to support the treatment of many patients in Nepal through this project. Will you help me do this? Your donation will be an incredible help to me and to so many. If you have any questions about the project or the medicine we practice, reach out to me anytime at

The Acupuncture Relief Project is a volunteer-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations go directly to the program and are tax deductible. The video links below are the easiest way to show you what I will be doing.

Video 1: Primary Care in Nepal

Video 2: The Acupuncture Relief Project

I can’t thank you enough for your support.



Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and has been plagued with political unrest and military conflict for the past decade. Since 2008, the Acupuncture Relief Project has provided over 250,000 treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal. Our efforts include the treatment of patients living with HIV and AIDs as well as people suffering from extreme poverty and social disfranchisement. Common conditions include musculoskeletal pain, digestive pain, hypertension, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, uterine prolapse, asthma, and recovery from tuberculosis treatment, typhoid fever, and surgery.