Acupuncture Relief Project Video
In 2011 Tristan Stoch followed a team of Acupuncture Relief Project volunteer practitioners during their stay at the Vajra Varahi Clinic in Chapagaon, Nepal. In this short film he successfully illustrates many of the complexities of providing primary medical care in a third world environment. Compassion Connects is available for public screening for any non-commercial use promoting public health and developing world issues. To screen Compassion Connects.


University of Washington School of Public Health’s Global Health Program
Consider joining the Global Health listserv with 2200 members  (Global health events, news, funding opportunities, and general announcements from the Department of Global Health). This newsletter is sent out weekly when school is in session.


Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine
Master of Acupuncture degree. The M.Ac. program provides an array of clinical experiences to prepare the graduate for everything from opening a modern private practice in the US to assisting in a rural area in Nepal where there is little to no medical care available. The school provides clinical experiences in community clinic settings, detox facilities, and assisted living clinics. In addition students work at the school’s primary teaching clinic. The school’s catalog provides more information.


Antioch University
Exploring International Humanitarian Law and Education on Monday evenings, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.: July 2 – Sept. 10, 2012 (no class 9/3). Professional CEU’s available for educators.  Course open to the general public. Location: Antioch University Seattle 2326 6th Ave., Seattle, 98121


Professional Networks


American Public Health Association
APHA is an association of individuals and organizations working to improve the public’s health and to achieve equity in health status for all. The Alternative and Complementary Health Practices SPIG of the American Public Health Association seeks to promote the knowledge base of Complementary and Alternative Health Practices in the United States and globally in our annual meetings and throughout the year with the purpose of improving an understanding of, and access to, Complementary and Alternative Health Practices and thereby contribute to the betterment of local, state, and national public health.

800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), a not-for-profit training and advocacy organization, encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices, which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities.

PO Box 1066
Laramie, WY 82073 USA