The purpose of Acupuncture Without Borders
AWB's goal is to contribute to the the development of greater self-reliance amongst disadvantaged peoples in medical care, by bringing them training and practical experience in healing through acupuncture.
To this purpose AWB sponsors missions in developing nations, carried out by volunteer acupuncture practitioners, in order to :
- share their knowledge with local medical practitioners (doctors, nurses, medical assistants) by imparting a theoretical and practical grounding in acupuncture
- provide teaching supplies: books, photocopies, acupuncture charts, etc.
- provide necessary acupuncture equipment: needles, moxa, sterilizers
- maintain follow-up and evaluation in subsequent years for this training, a useful addition to overall public health and primary health care planning