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.
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.
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, participant’s transportation and lodging and other expenses. Jeya’s time and expenses are volunteer as part of her “pro-bono” servicework.
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: