Acupuncturists Without Borders
AWB's mission is to provide immediate relief and recovery acupuncture services to global communities that are in crisis from disaster or human conflict.
Acupuncturists Without Borders’ (AWB) vision is to see stable, peaceful, global communities. Knowing that unresolved trauma can have repercussions for decades, we offer the services of volunteer acupuncturists to provide treatment to interrupt this cycle and relieve suffering. Using community style acupuncture treatment for trauma, stress, anxiety and depression, AWB, through its volunteer network, helps to provide immediate and long term disaster relief and recovery to communities that are in crisis resulting from disaster or human conflict. By partnering with local organizations and treating with community style acupuncture in group settings we can support the healing of the whole community.
Acupuncturists Without Borders’ Healing Community Trauma Trainings are held around the country. AWB is building a nationwide network of acupuncturists trained to respond to trauma and disaster and who are bringing information from AWB’s trainings back into their communities. AWB's Military Stress Recovery Project currently treats active duty military, veterans and their families with free community acupuncture in locations around the country. There are now 27 clinic sites in cities and towns across the United States. AWB also has an international program called World Healing Exchange that brings together acupuncturists with healers from around the globe. We travel to regions where we provide service and training and where we also learn from indigenous healers.