• Professional Development

    Acupuncture Relief Project offers opportunities for volunteers to gain valuable field experience and earn continuing education credits.
  • Cultural Immersion

    Before we can provide effective medical care we must first learn to understand how our patients live.
  • community supported

    The care we provide is deeply appreciated and the communities we serve trust our commitment, knowledge and expertise.
  • confidence

    Our volunteers acquire the confidence to serve as primary care providers, treating 15 to 25 patients per day in our community style clinic.
  • Effective Treatment

    Frequent, focused treatments allow us to see positive changes in a patient's condition quickly.
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Our Mission

Why Nepal and why acupuncture? Find out about our model for providing primary care in rural Nepal Read More
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Our Clinics

Since 2008, our clinics have provided over 300,000 primary care visits. Read More
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Our Partners

Strategic partnerships allow us to influence government policy an achieve educational goals. Read More
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Volunteer With Us

Acupuncture Relief Project needs your help. We have two volunteer programs designed to provide you opportunities to serve. Read More
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Our Evidence

Case studies and other field research helps us analyze the efficacy of our clinic efforts. Read More
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VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY CARE CLINICS 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. 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.

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Compassion Connect : Documentary Series

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    In the aftermath of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, this episode explores the challenges of providing basic medical access for people living in rural areas.

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    Episode 1: Rural Primary Care

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    Acupuncture Relief Project tackles complicated medical cases through accurate assessment and the cooperation of both governmental and non-governmental agencies.

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    EPISODE 2: INTEGRATED MEDICINE

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    Cooperation with the local government yields a unique opportunities to establish a new integrated medicine outpost in Bajra Barahi, Makawanpur, Nepal.

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    EPISODE 3: WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT

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    Complicated medical cases require extraordinary effort. This episode follows 4-year-old Sushmita in her battle with tuberculosis.

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    EPISODE 4: CASE MANAGEMENT

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    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.

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    EPISODE 5: SOBER RECOVERY

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    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.

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    EPISODE 6: THE INTERPRETERS

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    This episode looks at the people and the process of creating a new generation of Nepali rural health providers.

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    EPISODE 7: FUTURE DOCTORS OF NEPAL

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    In this 2011, documentary, Film-maker Tristan Stoch successfully illustrates many of the complexities of providing primary medical care in a third world environment.

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    COMPASSION CONNECTS: 2012 PILOT EPISODE

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From Our Blog

 

Practitioner Hall of Fame

Madhvi Aggarwal
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Terry Atchley
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2015

Angie Avdeef
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Jacqueline Bailey
American
Nurse/Acupuncturist: 2014

Robert Balko
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Alyssa Baser
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2015

Jubal Bewick
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Lucy Bransbury
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Jenna Brown
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jessica "Jessi" Brown
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Andre Capeiz
New Zealand
Acupuncturist: 2016

Brad Carroll
American
Massage Therapist: 2012
Allegheny Holistic Health Care

Joey Chan
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Rachel Chang
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2016

Elissa Chapman
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2012
Team Lead: 2013, 2016
Clinic Director: 2017

Tessa Concepcion
American
Medical Student: 2013

Susanna Correia
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Seven Crow
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Maura Dawgert
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Hanna DeFuria
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Joy Earl
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Seth Enos
American
Naturopath: 2015

Garret Fabian
American
Acupuncturist: 2008

Elizabeth Fitzgerald
American
Physical Therapist: 2014

Tiffany Forster
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2015
Assistant Team Lead: 2017

Angela Freeman
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jason Gauruder
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Emma Goulart
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Integrative Balance

Stephanie Grant
American
Acupuncturist: 2012
Stephanie Grant Acupuncture

Natalie Gregersen
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Tara Gregory
American
Acupuncturist: 2012
Tara Gregory Acupuncture

Rebecca "Bex" Groebner
American
Acupuncturist: 2015
Team Lead: 2017

Rachael Haley
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Anna Helms
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Rachel Hemblade
British
Acupuncturist: 2015

Oscar Hewitt
British
Acupuncturist: 2016

April Hinsberger
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Allissa Keane
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Liz Kerr
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Lucy Kervin
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Meghan Keysboe
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jennie King
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Red Bird Healing Arts

Marian Klaes
American
Chiropractor/Acupuncturist: 2014

Sylvia Kunakom
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Chantaal Lebay
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Anya Leigh
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Dean Leslie
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Weiling Lin
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2015

Sarah Lobser
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Alison Loercher
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Team Lead: 2012
The Vital Compass

Leela Longson
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Hong Lu
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2017

Colin Luh
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Anne Frances Hardy
American
Naturopath/Acupuncturist: 2010

Cami Hobbs
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Sandy Homer
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Danube Jacobs
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Eirik Johansen
Norwegian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Amanda Johnson
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jasmin Jones
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Jesse Jory
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Katy Kemp
American
Physical Therapist: 2012

Stacey Kett
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Team Lead: 2016
Tap Roots

Shinwon Kim
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Lynsee Leahy
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Lynn Lobo
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Danielle Lombardi
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Portland Healing Space

Fedosia Masaligin
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Katie Marshall
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Sarah Martin
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Nikole Maxey
American
Acupuncturist: 2009
Family Roots Acupuncture and Herbs

Jessica Maynard
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Patty McDuffey
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2013, 2014
Mt Bachelor Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

Dayna Meier
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Haley Merritt
American
Acupuncturist: 2013

Amanada Milian
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Kyndl Mueller
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Zoe Nash
British
Acupuncturist: 2015, 2016
Assistant Team Lead: 2016

Leith Nippes
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2010

Helena Nyssen
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Rachel Pearce
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Marlena Pecora
American
Acupuncturist: 2013, 2015
Team Lead: 2014

Amy Rattenbury
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Jennifer Rankin
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2011
JenniferRaye.com

Paula Rashkow
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jennifer Redding
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Danielle Reghi
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Naya Cheung Rice
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Zachary Rice
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Sarah Richards
American
Massage Therapist: 2012
Assistant Team Lead: 2015

Sandy Riedman
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Emilie Salomons
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2010

Emma Sanchez
American
Acupuncturist: 2016
Assistant Team Lead: 2016, 2017

Andrew Schlabach
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Healthwerks Acupuncture Wellness Clinic

Amy Schwartz
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Kelli Jo Scott
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Margaret Shao
American
Acupuncturist: 2015, 2016

Kimberly Shepherd
British
Acupuncturist: 2015

Asiya Shoot
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013
Team Lead: 2015

Jamil Shoot
American
Acupuncturist: 2015
Assistant Team Lead: 2015

Phonexay Simon
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
FIT Wellness Centers

Eliot Sitt
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Kimberly [Kimo] Shotz
American
Nurse Practitioner/Acupuncturist: 2011
Oasis Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Erin Smith
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Chanel Smythe
Canadian
Acupuncturist: 2013

Allyndreth Stead
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Heidi Stoeckl
American
Acupuncturist: 2009

Bonnie Sweetland
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Lindsey Thompson
American
Acupuncturist: 2013
Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic

John Timm, Jr
American
Acupuncturist: 2014

Jennifer Walker
American
Acupuncturist: 2011
Allegheny Holistic Health Care

Kuong Wang
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Jeanne Mare Werle
American
Acupuncturist: 2012

Michelle Waneka
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Tonya Weber
American
Acupuncturist: 2017

Ian Wilkinson
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

Diane Wintzer
American
Acupuncturist: 2008
Team Lead: 2010, 2012
Wintzer Acupuncture

Felicity Woebkenberg
American
Acupuncturist: 2011

Kaikit Wong
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2016

Chad Wuest
Australian
Acupuncturist: 2014

Dana Youssef
American
Acupuncturist: 2010

Debbie Yu
American
Acupuncturist: 2015

Sun Yun
American
Acupuncturist: 2016

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