History

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World Medicine: Eight Years of Humanitarian Acupuncture… and Counting

World Medicine was founded in the months following the Asian tsunami of December 2004 by Daniel Maxwell. Daniel gained an MA at Cambridge University before going on to train in acupuncture, tuina and Chinese herbal Medicine. Danny is co-editor of the Journal of Chinese Medicine and chairs the British Acupuncture Council Editorial Committee as well as lecturing in Chinese medicine.

Back in 2004 we were called Acupuncture sans Frontieres, and with the backing of the Sri Lankan Buddhist community 24 practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and homeopathy travelled to the south coast of Sri Lanka to offer their skills to survivors. This initial three-week project was followed by two others in Sri Lanka, during which time we provided thousands of treatments.

Since then many projects involving World Medicine volunteers have been organized in other parts of the world, including the West Bank, Gaza and India, please see Past Projects for further information about these trips.