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.

News and Announcements
Event Announcement
October 26, 2015
GUAMAP Benefit Saturday November 7,6-8:30 pm
St.Andrews Church, NE corner 5th Ave and 16th St.,Tucson,  Featuring:

Dr. Linda Green,Director of UA Center for Latin American Studies,
On impunity, and a structural and political overview of post-election Guatemala

RJ Johnson, PHD candidate at UA Dept. of Geography,
On relationships between poverty, indebtedness,
land dispossession,and Guatemalan immigration
Todd Miller,author of Border Patrol Nation,
On impact of the recent environmental disaster at the Rio Pasión in Sayaxche.

Kathy Brewer, nurse and GUAMAP volunteer,
 On GUAMAP's Pediatrics for Natural Disasters acupuncture
 training health promoter acupuncture training
 in San Francisco,Peten.

Excellent Guatemalan Food
provided by the Manuel and Katarina Hernandez family -- meat and vegetarian plates

Raffle and Guatemala craft sale, music

Suggested donation: $15 per person

For information or to volunteer, call Laurie (520)623-6620 or write

Donate thru PayPal,see our website, click on "Donate"


Learners' Circle Sponsorship Program 2015-2016
Guatemala Needs Acupuncturists Now!

For just $US 30 a month - you can sponsor a learner’s entire basic two year education program. 100% of funds donated for this learner’s program go directly to the education of sponsored students. Donations are tax deductible in the US. Once trained, 10 new practitioners will aid thirty communities in treating common health conditions. GUAMAP has trained practitioners and instructors in Guatemala for 20 years. Support the Learners' Circle. For every four students sponsored -a fifth student will be matched with funding by a donor.
More on the Learners' Training Program
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Healers' Circle Sponsorship Program 2015
Support Seasoned Acupuncturists!

For $45 you can sponsor one seasoned acupuncturist for his/her annual training. 100% of funds donated to the Healers’ Program directly sponsors acupuncturists’ education. For every four supporters who provide this funding, we have a matching donor who will provide funding for a fifth student. Donations are tax deductible in the US. Local health promoters were trained to become acupuncturists last twenty years by professional GUAMAP volunteers in Petén, Guatemala. Eighteen now work in 20 communities regularly treating patients. Many are the only health care provider in their rural community.

More on the Healers’ Training Program . . .

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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