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.

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.

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.

In Decem­ber 2016, Oax­a­ca AcuPro­ject joined with PAPProyec­to Acupun­tu­ra del Pueblo cre­at­ed by GAP Glob­al Acupunc­ture Project. Jeya par­tic­i­pat­ed in a week long train­ing sup­port­ing 12 prac­ti­tion­ers who have opened their com­mu­ni­ty style acupunc­ture clin­ic in Sali­na Cruz, Oax­a­ca in Jan­u­ary 2017. They offer afford­able, full body acupunc­ture health care to their com­mu­ni­ty.

These men receive a treat­ment dur­ing their lunch­break.

Jeya returns to Oax­a­ca annu­al­ly 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, 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.

 

 

 

 

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