In 2018, we donated acupuncture supplies to the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) for their annual trip to the Wachet Jivitandana Sangha Hospital in Myanmar Burma. ICOM is the oldest acupuncture training college in the UK. They have been providing high standards of acupuncture training since 1972 and we have been a supplier to the college for many years.
The team went back out to the hospital this year to treat patients at their free clinic, so of course, we were more than happy to donate as many supplies as possible!
The hospital aims to provide medical treatment to the sick irrespective of ‘nationality, race, sex, religion, social status wealth or poverty’. It is a non-profit, non-government humanitarian organisation dependent on donations.
The staff, doctors and students were overwhelmed with all the donations from numerous organisations. In total, the team took 70,000 needles to Myanmar and treated in excess of 1200 patients in just 3 weeks. The team visited the hospital and an outreach project in a remote village to ensure they could treat as many patients as possible.
We would like to say a huge well done to the team for treating so many patients and helping to spread awareness of acupuncture! We will be sure to donate further supplies if the team visit Myanmar again.
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