Tag Archives: Volunteering

Reflections on Nepal

This is the first article in a short series reflecting upon my clinical experience  with the Acupuncture Relief Project in Nepal.  When you treat a high volume of patients five and a half days a week, the poignant stories start to stack up.  Writing weekly does not begin to overcome the stack. I am home […]

Stepping off the plane into a new world

I arrived into Kathmandu on a Korean Air plane. Most of my fellow passengers were Korean or Japanese trekkers. I deduced this from the hiking boots and high end gear they wore. Despite my inability to speak Korean, the excitement as the plane began its decent palpably filled the cabin. A frenetic energy shifted into […]

Getting Ready for Nepal- Part Two

Today, I am trying to finish packing for Nepal.  The Acupuncture Relief Project dropped off my two heavy duty, rubber-fortified duffle bags and about fifty pounds of medical supplies for me to carry into Nepal.  The medical supplies are mostly Chinese herbal formulas in pill form, since I am replenishing the herbal pharmacy in Chapagoan. […]

Compassion Connects: Volunteering in Nepal

In just three weeks, I will be boarding a plane at the SeaTac International airport loaded down with clinical supplies and warm clothing.   My destination– Nepal.  Once in country, I will spend the next two months volunteering for the Acupuncture Relief Project at a high-volume, non-profit acupuncture clinic based in the Kathmandu valley.  The […]