Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and has been plagued with political unrest and military conflict for the past decade. In 2015, a pair of major earthquakes devastated this small and fragile country.
Since 2008, the Acupuncture Relief Project has provided over 300,000 treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal. Our efforts include the treatment of patients living without access to modern medical care as well as people suffering from extreme poverty, substance abuse 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.
35-year-old female presents with multiple bilateral joint pain beginning 18 months previously and had received a diagnosis of…
20-year-old male patient presents with decreased mental capacity, which his mother states has been present since birth. He…
60-year-old female presents with spinal trauma sequela consisting of constant mid- to high grade pain and restricted flexion…
80-year-old male presents with vomiting 20 minutes after each meal for 2 years. At the time of initial…
In the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, this episode explores the challenges of providing basic medical access for people living in rural areas.
Acupuncture Relief Project tackles complicated medical cases through accurate assessment and the cooperation of both governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Cooperation with the local government yields a unique opportunities to establish a new integrated medicine outpost in Bajra Barahi, Makawanpur, Nepal.
Complicated medical cases require extraordinary effort. This episode follows 4-year-old Sushmita in her battle with tuberculosis.
Drug and alcohol abuse is a constant issue in both rural and urban areas of Nepal. Local customs and few treatment facilities prove difficult obstacles.
Interpreters help make a critical connection between patients and practitioners. This episode explores the people that make our medicine possible and what it takes to do the job.
This episode looks at the people and the process of creating a new generation of Nepali rural health providers.
In this 2011, documentary, Film-maker Tristan Stoch successfully illustrates many of the complexities of providing primary medical care in a third world environment.
We are busy checking last minute arrangements and packing our bags for Nepal. Team A leaves Saturday September 26th and our clinic in Chapagaon will begin treating patients again on October 4th. Please stay tuned for updates and stories of our progress. In the meantime please enjoy this short "kick off" documentary. If you appreciate the work we are doing please forward this video to your colleagues, friends and family. Please ask them to sign up for our news blog at http://www.acupuncturereliefproject.org
Acupuncture Relief Project practitioners Diane Wintzer and Andrew Schlabach had a great time treating patients at the Marriot Residence Inn on Lake Union in Seattle. During this one day clinic, Friday Aug 14th, we treated about 40 people (many recieving their first acupuncture expereince) and showed slides of our 2008 Nepal clinic. Our location was fantastic and we had the chance to speak with many people from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance about our project in Nepal. We also were able to refer several patients to local community acupuncture clinics in the Seattle area.
In the Portland area, if you are interested in finding out more about our Nepal project or would like to recieve a free acupuncture treatment, please attend our FREE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC, Wednesday August 19th, 6 - 8 PM, HealthWerks Acupuncture Clinic / Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic, 16508 SE 24th Street, Suite 105, Vancouver WA 98661
We look forward to seeing you there.
Friday August 14th
11 AM -7 PM
Puget Sound room of the Residence Inn by Marriot at Lake Union, 800 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109
Wednesday August 19th
6 - 8 PM
HealthWerks Acupuncture Clinic / Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic, 16508 SE 24th Street, Suite 105, Vancouver WA 98661
we prepare to return to Nepal in September 2009, we invite you to find
out more. Please attend one of our FREE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE CLINICS.
Receive a relaxing acupuncture treatment in a community clinic setting,
meet some of our practitioners and see pictures of our 2008 experience.
If you have never experienced acupuncture before, find out how effective acupuncture can be in fostering optimal health. It’s not only effective for treating pain and disease, it’s great for de-stressing a busy life.