GUAMAP - Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project
Our mission at GUAMAP What is GUAMAP?

GUAMAP is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture training project that uses a “barefoot doctor” model for rural community health care. GUAMAP supports local trained acupuncturists and also sends Spanish-speaking professional acupuncturists from other countries to train local community health promoters in the northern department of Petén, Guatemala. GUAMAP supplies training curriculum for basic TCM training, advanced TCM theory,annual specialty training workshops, and training of trainers. GUAMAP volunteers prepare curriculum to treat local conditions requested by local acupuncturists. GUAMAP advises and shares resources with other TCM training programs in developing countries. GUAMAP acupuncturists now serve 27 communities.

Volcano Survivors' Fund Donation

To make a tax-deductable donation click Here below, fill out form, note in the Address Line 2: "Volcano Survivors' Fund" Here: and once completed, click on Paypal or Money order to send donation.

All donations are tax deductible and will be sent to the Association of Community Health Workers (ASECSA), GUAMAP’s Guatemalan partner, a non-profit org., which is providing services and humanitarian as requested by survivor families.  GUAMAP is a 501(C) 3 and your donation will be speedily sent to Guatemala and acknowledged.

Please be as generous as you can.

News and Announcements

News and Announcements Archive

Latest Newsletter
Winter 2014-2015 newsletter [PDF] (Jan 01, 2015)
Coordinating Committee
The Coordinating Committee plans and implements acupuncture trainings and supports community based monitoring.To read more,see: Programs

Acupuncture Working Group (AWG)
The AWG designs, implements, and revises GUAMAP's acupuncture curriculum subject to board approval. To read more, see: Acupuncture Working Group

Partner NGOs
Since 2001: Associon de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA) Peten Office in San Francisco, Peten, and the Programa de  Promcion de Salud of Centro Kerigma - Quetzal in Poptun, Peten,Guatemala.To read more: seePartner NGO's

Trainings are held twice annually in May and September or October. A training level includes two week long courses with three monitorings between trainings... To read more, see: Training

Monitorings are carried out by trained Guatemalan acupunturists with 7- 12 years experience in practice. Day long exchanges of patient record reviews, with discussions of DX and TX.
To read more, see: Monitoring

GUAMAP carries our education in the United States about our training model and the results of popular clinics carried out by more than 20 Guatemalan acupuncturists.  Formal presentations of our work were presented to APHA ... To read more, see:Education

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