AWB 2020 Updates

Stay up to date with news, events & projects related to Covid-19, racial justice protests and natural disasters. Learn more…

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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Featured Courses & Events

Community Organizing for Trauma Recovery: How to Be Effective, Ethical, and Inclusive

This is Module 3 of AWB’s 5-part trauma informed care certificate program. You do not need to have taken any other module take this course.
Part Webinar October 17-18, 2020/Part Self-Paced Online Class
15 CEU/PDAs (pending NCCAOM, CA, FL,  TX)
$400 / $380 for AWB Members & Students)

Trauma Prevention & Recovery Techniques/Clinical Toolkit, for use in community & private practice

This is Module 2 of AWB’s 5-part trauma informed care certificate program. You do not need to have taken Module 1 to take this course.
Self-Paced Online Class
15 CEU/PDAs (NCCAOM, CA, FL, pending TX)
$350 / $330 for AWB Members & Students)

African American History of Acupuncture & How Its Erasure Contributes to Racial Health Disparities – Webinar with Dr. Tenisha Dandridge, LAc

2 CEU/PDAs (approved FL, NCCAOM, pending CA)
October 28, 2020 | 12-2 PM PST
Zoom Webinar

Healing Community Trauma in Times of Crisis – Online Course

Two-Part Online Course
30 CEU/PDAs Total
15 CEU/PDAs per 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 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

Become a Member

Our membership program is the heart of AWB and allows us to do the work we do! Consider joining at any level. Yearly and monthly rates offered.

Make a Donation

AWB is a 501 (c)3 organization so your donation is completely tax-deductible. Set up a one-time or recurring donation of any amount!

Come to an Event

We hold many trainings, retreats, international WHE trips, gatherings and fundraising events. See our calendar for upcoming events!

Help us Fundraise

Join us as a Medicine of Peace Ambassador, hold a fundraiser on Facebook, start a GoFundMe campaign, or any other event of your choosing!

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