Oaxaca Acu Project

In Feb­ru­ary 2011, Jeya  brought 12 acupunc­tur­ists to Oax­aca Mex­ico to study with indige­nous heal­ers and offer free com­mu­nity style acupunc­ture clin­ics in the city of Oax­aca and in 4 rural vil­lages. They only used points in the ears. This work intro­duced local com­mu­ni­ties to a sim­ple, inex­pen­sive, effec­tive health­care technique.

An indige­nous woman in a coastal vil­lage of Mex­ico receives a treat­ment from Dr. Jeya.

In response to requests from health care providers in those com­mu­ni­ties, Jeya cre­ated an edu­ca­tional pro­gram in Feb­ru­ary 2012. 10 pro­mo­tores, health­care providers from moun­tain and coastal pueb­los were trained how to imple­ment com­mu­nity style auric­u­lar acupunc­ture clin­ics. Jeya then went to the pueb­los to give follow-up support.

Oax­aca is eco­nom­i­cally the sec­ond poor­est state  in Mex­ico, with over 76% of its pop­u­la­tion liv­ing in extreme poverty. This pop­u­la­tion, which includes 16 indige­nous groups, lacks basic neces­si­ties and has inad­e­quate access to health care.

These men receive a treat­ment dur­ing their lunchbreak.

Jeya will return to Oax­aca in Feb­ru­ary 2013 to con­tinue to sup­port those who have been trained and to teach them and oth­ers acu­pres­sure tech­niques which they can prac­tice and then teach in their com­mu­ni­ties. We invite your par­tic­i­pa­tion in this con­tin­u­ing effort by mak­ing a tax-deductible gift to cover the cost of the sup­plies, Span­ish lan­guage mate­ri­als, participant’s trans­porta­tion and lodg­ing and other expenses. Jeya’s time and expenses are vol­un­teer as part of her “pro-bono” servicework.

Young chil­dren are will­ing and recep­tive to acu­pres­sure treat­ments. This child is receiv­ing seeds on tape on pres­sure points.

 

Dona­tions can be made through Pay­pal, by credit card (on the Pay­pal link) or by check, payable to “Trauma Heal­ing Project –Acupun­ture” and mailed to:

Trauma Heal­ing Project
Oax­aca Acupunc­ture
c/o 1039 Tay­lor Street
Eugene OR 97402

The Trauma Heal­ing Project is a 501c3 non-profit agency act­ing as a fis­cal agent for this project.

The video shows 5 peo­ple who ben­e­fit­ted from the Oax­aca AcuPro­ject 2012: