Hello to all our colleagues, ongoing and new supporters and dear friends,
I hope that this message finds you well.
Our 2012 Summer Fundraising efforts will be in support of a three-fold mission focus.
First Acupuncture Ambassadors has been very recently honored to be asked
to contribute to the education of the Acupuncture Department at the Mae
Tao Clinic. (http://maetaoclinic.org)
The clinic, located in Mae Sot, Tak Province of Thailand on the
Thai-Burma Border, was founded by Dr. Cynthia Maung to provide free
medical care for people fleeing the violent crackdown by the Burmese
military regime following the pro-democracy student uprising of 1988. In
2010, Dr. Ulrich Huehne, an acupuncture practitioner from Germany
established the Acupuncture Department with a dedicated group of the
staff members who trained and acted as his assistants. Since the sad
passing of Dr. Huehne in late 2010, the department’s six full time staff
have tirelessly continued to treat more than 1,300 patients per year.
These are patients who are of a community constantly facing the
challenges presented by violence, a Burmese military government in
transition and poverty. The Mae Tao Clinic organization wishes to
provide their Acupuncture Department Staff with continued training and
has called upon Acupuncture Ambassadors to provide this service. We are
told that the staff is very eager, quick and diligent learners. We
wholeheartedly embrace this request and have begun planning to schedule
this mission with to initiate it before the end of 2012.
Secondly, we are planning a second visit to the Terai region of Nepal
this October. This is an area close to the western Indian border where
there is little governmental support for healthcare and virtually no
tourism to financially support the local communities. We are planning to
provide a free Acupuncture camp. We wish to continue the process
started last October of exploring a permanent Acupuncture Ambassadors
clinic and training programs there. The establishment of such a clinic
would be invaluable to this very poor area. Part of our exploration is
to continue to monitor the political situation of the region and the
And thirdly, with the sudden and recent passing of our colleague Anne
Keiko Golambos of a virulent strain of malaria while on an exploratory
Humanitarian Acupuncture mission to Ghana, Africa, Acupuncture
Ambassadors is dedicating funds to create The Keiko Initiative. Along
with Keiko’s organization The Global Clinic, The Keiko Initiative will
be will be a comprehensive effort to bring together all the research
available on malaria with a focus on its prevention and treatment with
Chinese medicine. This will culminate with extensive and readily
available resources regarding malaria worldwide available to the
Humanitarian Acupuncture community and beyond.
To contribute a tax deductible gift to these missions please go to: www.acupunctureambassadors.org and hit our “DONATE NOW” button. Those who wish to contribute by check
can send a check or money order made out to: AMG Foundation (the
non-profit organization established to support the work of Acupuncture
Ambassadors) Send it to: A. Giovanniello, 3537 Harpeth Springs Drive Nashville , TN 37221
Even a small contribution adds up. As always your generous donations are
deeply appreciated and will be used wisely to further the global
accessibility of healthcare to those in need.
Thank you so much.
Anthony M. Giovanniello, MS., Ac., L.Ac.
Founder / Executive Director
PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ALONG TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. THANNK YOU
"Integrating the Medicine of Acupuncture into Global Healthcare"