The Wu Project Inc. aims to bring safe and effective Chinese traditional health care practices to medically underserved communities in remote rural regions of the globe by providing free education and training in Chinese traditional health care and related modalities.
We believe that access to safe and effective health care is a basic, unalienable human right and not the privilege of a select minority. We envision a world in which everyone has access to the health care and health information needed to live full, productive and meaningful lives.
Model of Service: Utilizing a "barefoot acupuncture model", the Wu Project aims to teach local health care providers, including but not limited to lay health care workers, nurses, homeopaths, Ayurvedic doctors and conventional medical doctors in the principles and practices of Chinese traditional medicine and related modalities in order to complement their previous training. Where there is a lack or absence of trained health care providers, the Wu Project, Inc. works with caring and intelligent individuals who are willing and available to be trained. Training is provided without charge to all partner locations. The Wu Project, Inc. works in advance with local leaders to assess the health needs, identify an appropriate cohort of health care providers and a suitable location to set up the temporary health training camp. The Wu Project, Inc. brings all the necessary supplies including acupuncture needles, moxibustion, cups, and tuning forks. Once the training camp is over, The Wu Project, Inc. is committed to assisting local health care providers in securing a reliable supply of essential supplies and equipment necessary to maintain continuity of services to the local community. By training local professionals and health care workers, The Wu Project, Inc. seeks to enable these remote communities to construct and develop their own self-sustaining health care institutions.
All trainings are adapted to the specific needs of the area and guided by the basic format and content of the Wu Project curriculum.
The curriculum includes specific areas of competence:
- Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua sha, Acupressure, Tui Na, Qigong, Diet & Nutrition
- Acutonics & additional Sound Healing tools.
- Breath Work (yogic pranayama, abdominal breathing)
- Education in preventive health practices.
- Record keeping: accurate documentation of health history, assessments and treatments
The founders spent years developing and refining the Wu Project curriculum. Written training manuals are created for each trainee. At the end of the training, each participant who completes the training receives a diploma.