Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) is an organization that provides immediate disaster relief and recovery to communities that are in crisis resulting from disaster or human conflict. This is accomplished through the use of community style acupuncture, whereby caring, compassionate treatment is provided in a group setting. This model of treatment allows many people to be treated at the same time, allowing a collective experience that provides community support and relief from stress and trauma.
The Vision of Acupuncturists Without Borders:
"Knowing that unresolved trauma can have repercussions for decades, we offer the services of volunteer acupuncturists to provide treatment to interrupt this cycle of pain and chaos and relieve suffering. By partnering with local organizations and treating with community style acupuncture in group settings we can support the healing of the whole community."
Acupuncturists Without Borders is currently organizing volunteers and collecting funds to respond to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. To read more about AWB, or to make a contribution to support the organization's work, please visit: www.acuwithoutborders.org.