Medicine of Peace

Acupuncturists Without Borders provides disaster relief, recovery and support for building resiliency – to communities affected by disasters, human conflict, environmental devastation, poverty and social injustice.

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Join Team AWB for our Fall Hustle Challenge!

Exciting news! From September 12th-November 30th, we’re teaming up with our friends at Kilter App for an activity-based fundraising event! When you join the Fall Hustle challenge, you’ll compete to win awesome prizes and help AWB win a $5000 grand prize, all while making an impact. Kilter lets you connect to fitness trackers, check into gyms, and manually enter activities to earn points on a leaderboard.

Follow these steps to join our team!

  1. Visit the Fall Hustle Event Page to register for Team Acupuncturists Without Borders
  2. Download the Kilter app
  3. Create your account, complete your profile, & connect your devices
  4. Visit the EVENTS tab (bottom left corner of app) and see the campaign in MY EVENTS!
  5. Get moving and have fun!

 – Featured Events & Trainings –

Four Seasons Medical Qigong

December 2021 through November 2022
5 Wednesdays 3 PM PT | 6 PM ET

Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac.
10 PDA/CEUs Total
(2 CEU/PDAs Each)

Price: $170 for Full Series or $39 Each


Repairing the Shattered Heart


Five Courses on the Keys to Success and Happiness for Service, Work, Life

75 PDAs/CEUs Full Program
15 PDAs/CEUs Per Module

Price: $1600 for Full Program or $350 per Individual Module


What We Do

We are here to support trauma recovery and build resilience in the world, locally, nationally and internationally. We do this by learning from local people, while we offer what we know about trauma healing, so they can be most effective at supporting trauma recovery in their own communities and creating sustainable programs.

Disaster Response

AWB responds to disasters, both domestically and internationally, by working with communities to interrupt the devastating effects of trauma. This can take the form of a direct relief effort from AWB or mentorship for local practitioners wanting to respond in their own communities.  We use community-style ear acupuncture as a powerful, simple, safe way of helping people “reset” their nervous systems to a greater state of calm, quiet and clarity.

Community Service Clinics

We support over 40 Community Service Clinics in the US which provide free trauma-reduction services for veterans, refugees, immigrants, domestic-violence survivors and other populations affected by traumatic events. AWB also trains and supports practitioners around the world to establish service clinics in their own communities. AWB provides needles, clinic documents and mentorship for providers running these clinics.

Practitioner Training

AWB trains health care workers around the world in the use of acupuncture for trauma. We offer online and live continuing education trainings across the US and Canada. In addition, we hold advanced leadership training retreats and cultural exchange trips abroad. AWB also partners with organizations in Haiti, Israel, Mongolia, Greece and Nepal to provide ongoing acupuncture training to local community health workers.

– A Special Thanks to Our Gold Sponsors! –