• Rural<br>Nepal
    Rural
    Nepal
    Home to eight of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • Objective Outcomes
    Objective Outcomes Our volunteers hone their clinical skills by properly assessing their patient's condition and setting achievable outcome goals.
  • Cultural Immersion
    Cultural Immersion Before we can provide effective medical care we must first learn to understand how our patients live.
  • Synergy<br>Teamwork
    Synergy
    Teamwork
    Sharing our individual knowledge with our colleagues and staff helps us grow as practitioners and insures exemplary patient care.
  • Research<br>Focused
    Research
    Focused
    Conducting research studies and documenting patient cases helps us analyze the efficacy of our clinic and contribute to the body of evidence that supports our project model.
  • Primary<br>Care
    Primary
    Care
    Since 2008, Acupuncture Relief Project volunteers have delivered over 100,000 primary care visits in rural Nepal.
  • Providing<br>Access
    Providing
    Access
    According to the World Health Organization, Nepal's healthcare system ranks 150th in the world with less than one doctor per 6000 people.
  • Inspiring<br>Confidence
    Inspiring
    Confidence
    Our volunteers acquire the confidence to serve as primary care providers, treating 15 to 25 patients per day in our community style clinic.

Leith Nippes | Acupuncturist

Volunteer Community Care Clinic in Nepal

Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and has been plagued with political unrest and military conflict for the past decade. Since 2008, the Acupuncture Relief Project has provided over 140,000 treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal. Our efforts include the treatment of patients living with HIV and AIDs as well as people suffering from extreme poverty and social disfranchisement. Common conditions include musculoskeletal pain, digestive pain, hypertension, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, uterine prolapse, asthma, and recovery from tuberculosis treatment, typhoid fever, and surgery.

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If you are an acupuncturist, herbalist, chiropractor, massage therapist, naturopath or other natural-health practitioner, Acupuncture Relief Project needs your help. We have two volunteer programs designed to provide opportunities to serve at our treatment facilities in Nepal.

Volunteers in Nepal

Find Out More

Acupuncture Relief Project is proud to announce its plans to return to Nepal in 2009 and is currently taking applications from qualified acupuncture practitioners for two clinic camps (Sept. 21st to Nov. 6th. and Nov. 2nd to Dec. 18th, 2009). Each camp will last seven weeks and be limited to four practitioners. We are also accepting applications from practitioners who would like to serve in Nepal other times during the year. Applications for the 2009 project must be received by May 1st, 2009 to be considered for this project

As a Oriental medicine practitioner, we assure you an insightful experience and an opportunity to perfect and learn new skills while witnessing the transformative power of your medicine. More importantly you will be serving a community that desperately needs your support.

Please click here to download our application packet or contact me for more information.

I’m very excited about offering this opportunity and I hope that we will be working together in Nepal. -Andrew

Mobile

Serving small remote villages by utilizing motorbikes and on foot, our volunteers are able to reach many patients who would be unable to come to our main clinic.

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Effective

Case studies and other field research helps us analyze the efficacy of our clinic efforts and benefits other researchers and practitioners here at home.

Case Studies Research

Accountable

We provide extremely effective and cost efficient care... here's the proof. We offer this accounting of our operations to our community of support.

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In addition to volunteering their time and energy, our practitioners are required to raise the money it takes to support their efforts at our clinic. Please consider helping them by making a tax deductible donation in their name.

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