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 of pain and chaos and relieve suffering. By partnering with local organizations and treating with community style acupuncture in group settings we can support the healing of the whole community.
We seek to provide services and training in local communities that will have long-range benefits after we leave. We seek to do this in a way that respects and enables the communities to direct the recovery and rebuilding process in a way that best supports their needs
AWB was established to develop and implement acupuncture based programs that help facilitate community and personal healing in the face of large-scale traumatic events and their aftermath. When left untreated, the emotional and psychological consequences of trauma have the potential to compound the damages, further unraveling lives.