Hi everyone! I’m elated to be a part of the Acupuncture Relief Project, providing free healthcare to those in need in rural Nepal. I’m very happy to say I graduate from the ACTCM (American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) Doctorate program in San Francisco next week, after four years of study.
With a massage therapy license and 1000 acupuncture clinic hours, I’m prepared to serve. This semester, I did acupuncture in the acute stroke rehabilitation department at the California Pacific Medical Center. I also practiced ear acupuncture in the free clinic at California Institute of Integral Studies and am soon to be professionally licensed in Arvigo Mayan abdominal massage.
Please donate whatever you can to support acupuncture for those in need by covering my expenses for this valuable opportunity. I will be writing and posting a travel blog along the way and sharing a clinical case study.
I also plan to give a presentation upon my return to SF as a way of sharing the experience with future volunteers. I humbly request your support and hope to include you all in my journey by blogging about this fabulous Himalayan adventure!
Many thanks in advance. ~Sarah Maiden
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.