Our global network
We partner with humanitarian organizations in Goma, Eastern DRC to provide training to healthcare and social workers from 8 different agencies. In a country of immense beauty and natural resources, this region has seen decades of conflict and pandemic resulting in widespread human suffering. Since 2017 those trained now offer free treatments in the community who report relief for a wide variety of medical and psychological conditions.
The US/Mexico Borderlands
El Paso Shooting
In 2019, locally NADA-trained Acudetox providers set up mobile tents at the Wal-Mart site of the shooting, serving first responders, survivors, and the larger community as part of the #ElPasoStrong project.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
In 2011, we were invited by groups in Cd Juarez, Mexico, to help respond to violence in the region. Today, our Barefoot Health Promoters serve marginalized neighborhoods in the former murder capital of the world. The first free-tuition community acupuncture school in the world was founded in 2015, through the Catholic Diocese of Cd. Juarez, Mexico.
Opiate Response in New Mexico
We partner with drug courts, jails, hospitals, harm reduction and addictions care in a region where opiate overdose rates are among the highest in the US. We offer alternatives to addictive pain meds, help people safely withdraw and support people towards drug-free pain management.
Borderland acudetox directory
We have trained over 400 students in the US/Mexico Border region in techniques like the NADA Ear acupuncture protocol (acudtox). Check out our network of accessible clinics in the US/Mexico border region and New Mexico.
SETTINGS WHERE WE TRAIN
Once staff and volunteers are fully-trained, these programs can offer acupuncture and acudetox ongoing care in a cost-effective model for the most underserved people. Accessibility is mostly limited by regulations in the locality and clinic that they work in, and our experienced team will assist with assessing if and how personnel can be trained.
ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE
12-step and Self Help
Veterans and military care
Psych med withdrawal
HUMANITARIAN AID AND DEVELOPMENT
Community development projects
Refugee and migrant care
Battlefield acu applications
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAMS
Cancer and Sickle Cell Care
HIV/AIDS and Immune support
Pastoral and hospice care
Blood pressure and cardiac care
Jails and prisons
Drug and Tribal courts
Parole and probation programs
In collaboration with local groups in Nicaragua, we have launched a community acupuncture school for health promoters, offering training for 50 volunteers and campesinos operating in places where severe health disparities are prevalent as a result of poverty, climate change, and injustice.
Our goal is to help community health workers in establish and sustain health services for their own people in rural and urban areas of the country affected by trauma.
Our 2019 Solidarity Immersion in Guatemala led to a partnership with a women’s indigenous cooperative in Coban. Women working in small villages were able to bring the NADA ear acupuncture back to their communities to support their struggle to create a better world in a place from where thousands of Q’eqchi’ tribal members are migrating north.
We will be returning to Guatemala in 2021 to work with other Q'eqchi' groups, for our Solidarity Acupuncture Immersion Program.
Our Partners and Supporters
, Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Juarez
Vision en Accion, Mexico
Caritas, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Pastoral Obrera, Mexico
Catholic Diocese of Tarahumara, Mexico
Hermanos por Salud, Nicaragua
Casa Migrante, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Casa Tabor, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
RISE (Reach, Intervene, Support and Engage), NM
Pastoral Obrera, Mexico
Guatemalan Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project
Coban Women’s Indigenous Cooperative, Guatemala
Guatemalan Village Health
Families and Youth, Inc, Las Cruces, NM
Community of Hope, Las Cruces, NM
Amador Health Center, Las Cruces, NM
Indian Health Services, Mescalero Apache Reservation, NM