Last year I wrote about the volunteer acupuncturists who went to Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake hit. They provided more than 4,500 treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and pain management. This happened through the combined efforts of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) and Pathways to Wellness. Now a year later AWB is returning to Haiti this spring with the help of a $20,000 grant from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. On this trip 30-40 Haitian health care workers will be trained in trauma recovery treatment, with acupuncture.
"AWB executive director Diana Fried said the level of physical and mental/emotional trauma throughout the country is at an all-time high since the Jan. 12, 2010 quake and the people of Haiti still need support for sustained trauma"