Barefoot Acupuncture Education, Humanitarian Aid Mod 4- PRE-RECORDED, Online, Wednesday, 15. July 2020

Extraordinary capacity of ordinary people: Community Acupuncture Education in the developing world- PRE-RECORDED

About this Event


This is a PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR.

Acupuncture and NADA capacity building as humanitarian aid: Preparing for a post-disaster world of community supported healthcare Module 4: Extraordinary capacity of ordinary peopleGuest speakers: Whitsitt Goodson, Beth Cole, Blake Gentry, David Lesseps, Nancy Gonzalez Ortiz

It's really amazing to see how fast everyday people can, in just a few days, learn how to put a few acupuncture points in the ears and treat a lot of people. You can't send most people to go to Medical School, and Crossroads' experience is that people don't need to go to an expensive school for many years in order to learn how to offer medicine and healing and community support. What is the simplest and most effective approach to acupuncture education? Is just NADA ear acupuncture enough for sustaining programs? And when are the foundations strong enough for any type of acupuncture training? We are going to hit these questions head on.

In this course, we will explore what acupuncture-based programs in the developing world have explored and found to be appropriate and safe to teach to volunteers of all levels of education. The Barefoot Doctor Movement in China taught rural farmers how to do basic acupuncture techniques, and Crossroads has innovated this model in Cd Juarez Mexico, and in Nicaragua, in response to violence, political instability, the migrant caravan and poverty.

Community acupuncture training and the barefoot model in the developing world

Drawing on teachers like Master Tung, Miriam Lee, and activists in the community acupuncture movement, our Barefoot Health Promoter community acupuncture school (Promotores Descalzos) has trained dozens of everyday people how to apply basic acupuncture and moxa techniques. We will review what we have learned over the years, and what we have learned from other similar programs. Guest speakers represent projects like POCA Tech, GUAMAP, and NADA programs as part of disaster response in the Congo, Haiti, and USAID sponsored refugee programs in Uganda.

This is part of a series of online courses: Acupuncture and NADA capacity building as humanitarian aid: Preparing for a post-capitalist, post-disaster world of community supported healthcare

These classes are designed for ADSes, acupuncturists, community organizers, and anyone interested in learning how to start an acupuncture program within a humanitarian aid project.

Each class is $25 for a 4 hour live webinar via zoom.

Click here to learn more about this course, and to see our entire online series program


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Wednesday, 15. July 2020, Online, Barefoot Acupuncture Education, Humanitarian Aid Mod 4- PRE-RECORDED

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