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Donation-based Acupuncture Treatment For Disaster Relief In Nepal

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our Benefit for Nepal – donors, practitioners, and volunteers. Together, we have been able to raise enough money to shelter over 100 people in the remote village of Ghiling from the coming monsoons.

On April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal and injured 19,000 more. In the village of Ghiling, over 30 homes were completely demolished with dozens more damaged and destroyed. Before the people have had a chance to rebuild, a second earthquake of 7.3 magnitude occurred on May 12th, rendering the majority of the buildings uninhabitable.

The people of Ghiling are in need of help. In addition to the devastation and fear they have experienced – and continue to experience as aftershocks rock the region – it is a remote village that will most likely not receive the international aid pouring into the country.

From now until September, the monsoon rains will be falling on the homeless survivors of Ghiling. Currently the temperature drops to the 20s overnight, and families are huddling together under plastic sheeting to stay warm.

For $150.00 USD, we can purchase a structurally secure tent that can house a family of up to a dozen people. With little more than the amount of money it costs for a night out in NYC, one can provide an entire family with shelter from the coming storms. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase 40 tents for the survivors of Ghiling.

We hope that you experienced relief and relaxation from your visit to our clinic, and that you continue to be well. If you feel that someone in your life may benefit from an acupuncture treatment, or would like to donate to our efforts, please invite them to join us today and the remaining Saturday for the month of May from 10 am to 3pm. Together, we can help our sisters and brothers on the other side of the world.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!