Featured Courses & Events
African American History of Acupuncture & How Its Erasure Contributes to Racial Health Disparities – Webinar with Dr. Tenisha Dandridge, LAc
2 CEU/PDAs (approved FL, Pending NCCAOM, CA)
August 17, 12:00-2:00 PDT
Module 2: Trauma Prevention & Recovery Techniques/Clinical Toolkit, for use in community & private practice
*Update: This course is changing from live to online (July 18-19th live class canceled)
Online | Registration will be available mid-July when we have completed the online course.
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.
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.
AWB trains health care workers around the world in the use of acupuncture for trauma . We offer online and monthly 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.
How to get Involved
From the Blog
Resources to Support You, Your Patients, and Communities March 23, 2020: Issue #1 Covid-19 Virtual Town Hall for Acupuncturists Coronavirus Treatment with TCM in China Caring for Yourself and Others During the Covid-19 Pandemic American Society of Acupuncturists...
We've been very busy in the past month, bringing acupuncture and other healing treatments to asylum seekers and refugees at the US-Mexico border. AWB volunteers offered treatments in Brownsville, TX-Matamoros, Mexico over the weekend of January 24th-26th, and a team...
Report from Puerto Rico's earthquake zone: AWB clinic #3 Penuelas 02/01/2020 From AWB Trip Leader Ramon Serrano: It's when the sun goes down that the terror begins. Another sleepless night for the 171 people still living under tarps in the makeshift community inside...