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Flood Victims Offered Free Acupuncture

Veterans Acupuncture makes its point in Framingham

Finding Solace and Relief: Acupuncture For Veterans

AWB Provides Services to Heal Trauma After Super Storm Sandy

Nomads with Needles: Part II

Acupuncturists Helping Those In Need

Acupuncturists offer relief to Bastrop fire victims, first responders

Relying on the Kindness of Strangers

The Circle of Healing

Omega Forms Leadership Team of National Experts to Address Best Practices in Healing Veterans with PTSD

Acupuncturists Without Borders

Without borders: Acupuncturists travel to help where needed

Acupuncture in the Global Village

Dr. David Sniezek Recounts Successful Volunteer Medical Relief Mission in Haiti

ABQ nonprofit enters international disaster arena

Acupuncturists Soothe Victims

Stress busting acupuncture for veterans

Veterans find peace with free acupuncture treatment

Free acupuncture offered

Acupuncturist offers services to flood victims

Health-care professionals stuck by Iowa license laws

Free NADA treatments for veterans

Acupuncturists Bring Help to Fire Evacuees

Acupuncturists serving the troops

Community Acupuncture Berea hosts events

Sticking it to PTSD

Acupuncturists Without Borders Helps During San Diego Fires

Acupuncturists Without Borders to Hold Event at Winter Equestrian Festival

New Smyrna Beach women out to conquer Wildman 3 triathlon

Diane Rehm Show on Vets Mental Health Care

Acupuncturists Without Borders

War and Peace of Mind at Fifty Eight Main

Point of impact: Acupuncturists bring calming influence to Gulf

Acupuncturists serving the troops

CommuniChi Joins Nationwide Effort to Help Veterans and their Families

The Promise of a Community Garden

World Health Day is Monday

Community Acupuncture Events Commemorate World Health Day 2008 ...

Happenings around town

Acupuncturists Without Borders in New Orleans

ABQ acupuncturists aid Calif. fire victims

Point of impact: Acupuncturists bring calming influence to Gulf

5 Element Acupuncture honors vets with discount

Clinic offers help for vets feeling on pins and needles

Albuquerque-based acupuncture group responds to southern ...

Albuquerque-Based Acupuncture Group Responds To California Fires

Voice of the People

Acupower to the People! Recent NYC Training for Acupuncturists ...

Acupuncturists ease pain of trauma

One Thousand Eyes, Hands and Needles

Kwan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy often appears with one thousand arms, hands, and in the palm of each hand an eye. One thousand eyes scan the universe, ready to respond wherever suffering is found. When I reflect upon the work of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) in New Orleans over the past twelve months, I wonder if maybe She also appears with a needle in each hand, poised to treat a roomful of trauma victims, still struggling to find the ground under their upended lives in the deepening aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

Radio interview with AWB Board member Felice Dunas

Healthbeat of America

AP Photo of AWB in New Orleans


In this photo released by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a Hurricane Katrina survivor receives auricular acupuncture by a practitioner from Acupuncturists Without Borders Friday, May 11, 2007 in New Orleans.

Trauma treatment turning to needles

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Two acupuncturists experienced in treating trauma are offering the simple therapy to Vermont veterans, their families and the families of soldiers currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

No Laughing Matter

Edmonton Sun

No doubt you've heard of Doctors Without Borders, which sends volunteer physicians to wartorn, disaster-ravaged and poverty-stricken parts of the world.

Inside Out

Time Out New York

ìNo way would I do anything new-agey in here,î licensed acupuncturist Stephanie Trzaska says with a laugh.


From the Cambridge Chronicle

Drop in any time for a group acupuncture treatment, the style being offered in New Orleans. Suggested donation is $10-20; proceeds will benefit Acupuncturists Without Borders programs.

10+ Things to Know

From The Albuquerque Tribune

War veterans in Albuquerque can receive free acupuncture treatments thanks to Acupuncturists Without Borders.

Healing hands help Katrina victims

From the Watertown Tab and Press

Known for their calm nature and healing hands, acupuncturists from across the country brought peace to an area still in chaos and repair one year later.

Acupuncturists Without Borders Katrina Fundraiser

From the Mountain Area Information Network

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Fundraisers are being held all across our country to continue to provide much needed support to the many people still homeless, jobless and traumatized...

Acupuncture session set to raise donations

From the Athens Banner Herald

Licensed acupuncturist Kim Paquette with Lotus Sun Therapeutics, has organized an event to help raise money for Acupuncturists Without Borders, which provides community acupuncture free to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In traumatic times, people have mental needs also

From the Corvallis Gazette Times

After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the outpouring of support focused mostly on the physical and material needs of those affected by the storms. Local acupuncturist Brodie Welch says that emotional and mental needs have to be addressed as well.

Acupuncturists Without Borders

From Chattering Mind

My acupuncturist just emailed me an amazing announcement. She¹s off to New Orleans to volunteer for Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB).

Blues For New Orleans

From the Tradiational Chinese Medical Association of British Columbia

Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 28, horrifically damaging the area - but that was only the first disaster...

Acupuncturists Without Borders Can Resume Trauma Relief in NOLA

In New Orleans Network

Diana Fried, Executive Director of Acupuncturists Without Borders (³AWB²) announced today that the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (³LSBME²) enacted an emergency regulation on May 16, 2006 to allow out-of-state licensed acupuncturists...

Hurricane Katrina Donation

In Diplomate News from the NCCAOM

At its last Board Meeting in January 2006, NCCAOM unanimously voted to donate $4,000 to Acupuncturists Without Borders...

5 minutes with...Jordan Van Voast

In The Observer of Central Washington University

After working many jobs, including banking, being a ski bum and herding sheep on an Native American Reservation, Jordan Van Voast, of Seattle, brought acupuncture to the small town of Ellensburg...

Needles for those in need

In Minnesota Women's Press

Twelve years ago, Karen Nielsen stumbled onto her life's calling when she accidentally walked into a room full of people getting acupuncture treatments while visiting a friend at Fairview Riverside Hospital...

Medical Board Bars Relief Efforts By Volunteer Acupuncturists

In New Orleans Indy Media

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners has made a decision barring the organization Acupuncturists Without Borders from bringing free community acupuncture to the people of New Orleans ...

Acupuncturists help to ease post-Katrina stress

In Yes Magazine

The idea that pins and needles could help people may be a revelation for many, but Acupuncturists Without Borders has used the ancient healing art to soothe the stress ...

What's the Point?

Acupunturists providing free care to Katrina survivors get pricked by some Louisiana bureaucrats

In Health and Medical Monthly

The thousands of Hurricane Katrina survivors and relief workers who got free acupuncture from licensed out-of-state practitioners are exceptionally grateful for the kindness of strangers ...

Mardi Gras and flower children

In Houston Chronicle

A group that calls itself "Acupuncturists Without Borders" has been told it can't use its needles. So, among other things, it puts seeds into pressure points in the outer ear to treat various ailments ...

Faces: Mike Noonan and Chris Haskell: In the Absence of Doctors, Volunteers Deliver Health Care to Katrina Survivors

In The Bee Hive

Among thousands of volunteers who have come to the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, perhaps none are as urgently needed as health professionals ...

Acupuncturists help to ease post-Katrina stress

In SF Bay View

The idea that pins and needles could help people may be a revelation for many, but Acupuncturists Without Borders has used the ancient healing art to soothe the stress ...

The Street Samaritans

In Mother Jones

Acupuncturists Without Borders has organized several teams of volunteers. Volunteers have come from Minnesota, Massachusetts, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico and Canada ...

Pointing the Way

In Times Picayune

Acupuncturists Without Borders program offers free treatments to help locals find relief from post-Katrina stress, insomnia, pain and trauma ...

Acupuncturists help ease post-Katrina stress

In FinalCall News

The idea that pins and needles could help people may be a revelation for many, but Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) has used the ancient healing art to soothe the stress, aches, pains, tired minds and muscles of residents, relief workers and National Guardsmen struggling under the weight of surviving and rebuilding a still devastated New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. ...

Acupuncturists Without Borders

In WWL-AM Radio

A group called Acupuncturists Without Borders says it is offering free community acupuncture. Acupuncturists are going to health clinics, ...

Acupuncturists help ease post-Katrina stress

In Louisiana Weekly

Putting a pin in pain

In People's Weekly World

Acupuncturists Without Borders, a network of volunteer acupuncturists, is using the ancient healing art to ease the stress, strain and pain felt by residents, relief workers and others struggling to help rebuild New Orlean ...

New Orleans News Spot (web video coming soon!)

On ABC News, Ch. 26

Acupuncturists ease post-Katrina stress for residents, relief workers

In BMore News

Crews Trying to Help Reduce Stress in New Orleans with Needles

On New Orleans

Acupuncturists ease post-Katrina stress for residents, relief workers

In Straight Words Blog

Acupuncturists ease post-Katrina stress for residents, relief workers

In Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Local acupuncturist to present photos of trip to New Orleans

In The Evening Tribune

Acupuncturists without Borders


Blues for New Orleans

In Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of British Columbia

Relief Efforts From the Region

In Katrina Information Network

Acupuncture in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Acupuncture Today

Profile of Jordan Van Voast, Cynthia Neipris and Diana Fried

In Bowdoin Magazine

In the wake of one of the most devastating natural disasters since the December 2004 tsunami, thousands of generous individuals nationwide have offered time, money and supplies to the victims of Hurricane Katrina...

Acupuncturists Without Borders: Treating on the Streets of New Orleans

The Mayway Mailer

Awake at 5am. I pull the ear plugs out and the full force of generator hums, purrs and roars pund me inner ear.

Nipomo specialist healing hurricane victims

Acupuncturist Helps Out Katrina Victims

Acupuncturist helps out Katrina victims

Annapolis Capitol

Hurricane Relief Effort Update

Citizens for Health

Approximately 200 ear acupuncture treatments were offered to Coast Guard, FEMA, NOAA and other agency personnel.

Group Acupuncture Sittings are helping to ease the traumatic effects of Hurricane Katrina and more

Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Journals from a Post-Katrina Acupuncturist Without Borders

Oriental Medicine Association of New Mexico

Acupuncturist helps out Katrina victims with healing art

Acupuncturist Karen Adams said New Orleans, La., is a world of contradictions and extremes. She just spent 10 days down there in late November with the organization Acupuncturists Without Borders helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina. ...

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