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.

Mercado San Agustin Winter Bazaar:

Dec. 16 (Fri.)& 17(Sat.): 10 am - 6 pm Dec. 18 (Sun.): 10 am - 4 pm.

El Mercado San Augustin is in Tucson at 100 South Avenida Del Convento.
The Annual Holiday Bazaar features local merchants and GUAMAP.

All proceeds go toward training and supplying Acupuncturists in Peten, Guatemala, and for the local Migrant Trauma Clinic in Tucson.GUAMAP raises most of it funds though craft sales. Give a beautiful hand made gift to a loved one, and the gift of health care to a community acupuncturist in Guatemala.

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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