• Synergy<br>Teamwork
    Synergy
    Teamwork
    Sharing our individual knowledge with our colleagues and staff helps us grow as practitioners and insures exemplary patient care.
  • Not Just acupuncture
    Not Just acupuncture Our volunteers include massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, naturopaths, as well as nurses, nurse practitioners and allopathic physicians.
  • Rural<br>Nepal
    Rural
    Nepal
    Home to eight of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
  • Educating<br>Patients
    Educating
    Patients
    By providing simple explanations, we help patients understand their health concerns and make informed choices regarding their care.
  • Objective Outcomes
    Objective Outcomes Our volunteers hone their clinical skills by properly assessing their patient's condition and setting achievable outcome goals.
  • Providing<br>Access
    Providing
    Access
    According to the World Health Organization, Nepal's healthcare system ranks 150th in the world with less than one doctor per 6000 people.
  • Building<br>Relationships
    Building
    Relationships
    Learning to understand each other and truly listen is the first step in building trust and lasting friendships.
  • Professional Development
    Professional Development Acupuncture Relief Project offers opportunities for volunteers to gain valuable field experience and earn continuing education credits.

Leith Nippes | Acupuncturist

Volunteer Community Care Clinic 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. Since 2008, the Acupuncture Relief Project has provided over 140,000 treatments to patients living in rural villages outside of Kathmandu Nepal. Our efforts include the treatment of patients living with HIV and AIDs as well as people suffering from extreme poverty 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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Volunteer With Us

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.

Volunteers in Nepal

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Compassion ConnectsAncient Medicine for Modern Health Care

In 2011, film-maker Tristan Stoch followed a team of Acupuncture Relief Project volunteer practitioners during their stay in Nepal. In this short film he successfully illustrates many of the complexities of providing primary medical care in a third world environment.

Compassion Connects: Synopsis

Against tremendous obstacles of poverty, in regions where the struggle to survive often usurp basic medical needs, five volunteer acupuncturists, set up a health clinic in Nepal. Through the practice of healing, a connection between patient and volunteer emerges transcending the physical and leading both parties into a relationship of human connection and compassion that creates long-lasting effects within their communities.

Mobile

Serving small remote villages by utilizing motorbikes and on foot, our volunteers are able to reach many patients who would be unable to come to our main clinic.

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Effective

Case studies and other field research helps us analyze the efficacy of our clinic efforts and benefits other researchers and practitioners here at home.

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Accountable

We provide extremely effective and cost efficient care... here's the proof. We offer this accounting of our operations to our community of support.

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