Acupuncture for displaced and incarcerated populations
How can acupuncture help communities who are incarcerated, displaced, imprisoned or facing migration? Since the late 20th century immigrants, international aid groups trained refugees and disaster relief workers in acupuncture in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Prisons have even trained their correctional staff in how to […] READ MORE
Claiming the title: Acupuncturists, Barefoot Doctors, and ADS
Who can call themself an “acupuncturist?” The answer is a tricky one, at least in North America. At the Barefoot Acupuncture Movement, I have found that this question is best answered, discussed and debated with a historical lens, which is the angle that Bob Quinn, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and professor in the field, took […] READ MORE
Research on Acupuncture and Acudetox
Disaster Relief and Trauma Recovery
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