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Volunteering in Nepal

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.

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Third World Medicine Immersion Program

Third World Medicine Immersion Program

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The Third World Medicine Immersion Program is designed for practitioners interested in a facilitated training experience to learn all aspects of practicing in the third world.

nccaom pda logoWe have put together a 7-week program that combines an intensive clinic practice with a curriculum that will take your skills to a new level. Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned veteran, you will be embarking on an exciting journey not only as a health care practitioner but also as a scholar of the human experience: an adventure of self-exploration and development through service to others.

As a practitioner, this is an opportunity to perfect and learn new skills while witnessing the transformative power of your medicine and serving a community that desperately needs your help.

This Program offers 54 PDAs certified by the NCCAOM


Five clinic camps of 7-9 weeks, limited to six practitioners. Program runs September through May.

Camps fill quickly. Apply 6 months in advance.
Participation Includes:

Visa, Living Expense Stipend, Lodging, Food, Clinic Supplies, Interpreters and Clinic Staff. Also includes 50+ hours of training and team facilitation by a experienced project lead.

If you have questions, Contact Us.

Visiting Practitioner Program

Visiting Practitioner Program

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The Visiting Practitioner Program is designed for experienced practitioners with Third World travel experience. You must be a person comfortable working and traveling independently and be capable of overseeing many clinic responsibilities.

We require practitioners to have 5 years experience to qualify for this program.

We require a minimum commitment of 3 weeks but prefer stays of 5 weeks or longer.


Program runs May to September. Practitioners usually work solo or in small groups. We require practitioners to hold a valid license to practice from their country of origin.

Participation Includes:

Lodging, Food, Clinic Supplies, Interpreters and Clinic Staff

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