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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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In 2021, thanks to the support of our volunteers, practitioners, donors, members, and sponsors, AWB was able to provide:

  • Mobile clinics for houseless communities in Portland, OR and Houston, TX
  • Treatments for wildfire survivors and first responders in the western US
  • Integrative treatments for thousands of farmworkers and their families throughout California
  • Pop-up clinics for people impacted by floods in New Jersey
  • Training for midwives in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Thousands of treatments for refugees and migrating people along the US-Mexico border
  • Mobile clinics in Haiti after a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake, in the midst of significant political instability
  • Treatments for Palestinian women and children impacted by regional conflict
  • The Alma Wellness Center in Athens, Greece which offers integrative care to refugees from Africa and the Middle East

We are so grateful for YOU. Can you help us continue this powerful & heartfelt work in 2022?

 – Featured Events & Trainings –

Four Seasons Medical Qigong

WEBINAR SERIES
2/12/22, 5/4/22, 8/3/22, 11/2/22
3 PM PT | 6 PM ET

Dr. Robert J. Woodbine, N.D., M.Ac.O.M, L.Ac.
2 CEU/PDAs Each
(NCCAOM, FL, CA, TX)

Price: $39 Each

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Repairing the Shattered Heart

ONLINE TRAUMA INFORMED CARE CERTIFICATE

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

75 PDAs/CEUs Full Program
15 PDAs/CEUs Per Module
(NCCAOM, CA, FL, TX)

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

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Healing Community Trauma

How to Use Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine to Support Communities Affected by Acute, Chronic & Intergenerational Trauma

JUNE 3-5, 2022
BERLIN, GERMANY
(Live & Online Options)

22.5 PDAs (pending NCCAOM)

Price: 200-430 Euros

 

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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! –

Join us for the Year of the Tiger Wellness Challenge!

It’s the year of the tiger on the Chinese Zodiac, and we want to help you roar into action and health this year! Join AWB’s wellness challenge to cultivate personal & community health all while supporting disaster relief & field programs! Whether you walk your dog, bike, do yoga, meditate, volunteer, or do other wellness activities (like acupuncture!), earn points every day for doing something good for yourself or the community.