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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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Repairing the Shattered Heart: A Trauma-Informed Care Certificate for Acupuncturists

Module 2: Trauma Prevention & Recovery Techniques/Clinical Toolkit, for use in community & private practice
May 16-17, 2020
15 CEU/PDAs per Module (75 CEU/PDAs for full program)
Oakland, CA | Mayway Herbs

Alternatives to Opioids: Prevention and healing for individuals, families and communities

June 27-28, 2020
15 CEU/PDAs
New York, NY | Pacific College of Health & Science

Healing Community Trauma: Trauma Healing, Safety, and Ethics in International Field Settings

Oct 23-25, 2020
23 CEU/PDAs
Berlin, Germany | Shou Zhong

Healing Community Trauma: Trauma Healing, Safety, and Ethics in International Field Settings

Oct 28-30, 2020
23 CEU/PDAs
London, England | City College of Acupuncture

Puerto Rico Relief Update – Clinic #3

Puerto Rico Relief Update – Clinic #3

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...

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AWB Veterans’ Clinic Treats Deported Vets in Tijuana

AWB Veterans’ Clinic Treats Deported Vets in Tijuana

The InnSpot, a veteran-owned clinic in Sand Diego affiliated with AWB''s Military Stress Recovery Project, brought trauma-healing treatments to deported US military veterans on Saturday, January 18th. InnSpot coordinator/owner Guy Page, himself a veteran, organized a...

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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 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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