In many parts of the world, vulnerable populations are often too poor to afford quality treatment. Barefoot Acupuncturists is a non-profit organization that offers free acupuncture treatments and training to populations who suffer from chronic illness. Its goal is to support informal settlers and rural residents in having greater autonomy over their healthcare experience. Building on existing local know-how and healing traditions, Barefoot acupuncturists focuses on training communities so that they too can become what they call “humanitarian acupuncturists”, practitioners who can provide versatile andrnlow-cost treatment options to those in need.
This is an excerpt from Chiara Camponeschi's book, Enabling City, Volume 2. Used with permission.