Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A look back at 2011 and moving forward to 2012

Hello all,
I hope this finds you well. We wish to thank you for your ongoing support these past years. We are so grateful for all your generosity and welcome future contributions. As you know Acupuncture Ambassadors is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organizations and all donations are tax deductible. You may donate this week and get the deduction for your 2011 tax return.

Our 2011 missions started off in March where my colleague and Director of Field Operations Adam French and me traveled to Nepal. It seems that Nepal is evolving into our Asian base of operations. It makes lots of sense as the country needs what our medicine can offer and the people and institutions are very open to us.

We worked with the Kathmandu based Acupuncture Association’s Hata Sensei, Dr. Bishal Shrestha and a number of accomplished local acupuncturists to treat at a 6 day free clinic. We were able to give almost 900 treatments to a very needy population.

We wish to thanks Hata Sensei for her incredible hospitality during our stay. She is a force for the medicine of acupuncture in Nepal. Her story is an incredible journey from Japan almost 20 years ago to creating an acupuncture school and a moxa factory serving and employing so many in this country. She treated us to a fantastic dinner at a French restaurant just outside of Kathmandu run by Japanese. She also prepared an amazing Bento Box lunch for us at the moxa factory. It had been some time since I was in Japan and her meal reminded me of what “real” home cooked Japanese food tasted like. Arigato Gozaimas Sensei!

We were also invited to present acupuncture for detox at Maya Nepal and Volunteer Home. These are two organizations working together to help so many drug addicts suffering in Kathmandu. We were very touched by the warm welcome by the patients and directors. It was a very successful day of treatments and education on the use of acupuncture for addictions and emotional issues.

We also presented a lecture and demonstration on “Acupuncture and Emotional Health” at a local Medical College. The doctors, nurses and medical students were eager to know more about our work and plans for future training programs and in discussion for 2012.

Adam and I have started the process of receiving our official license / registration to practice acupuncture in Nepal.

Upon our return we were able to start development on a project that has been brewing for quite some time. In the last few years Acupuncture Ambassadors has been pitching a television series proposal to a number of production companies. We have begun a partnership with two television producers in New York to create a documentary style-travel TV series based on the important work of the numerous Humanitarian Acupuncture groups and volunteers worldwide. The working title is: Point to Point: On the road with Modern Barefoot Doctors. It is our hope that this series will help mainstream the medicine of Acupuncture worldwide. We have 2 well known acupuncturists as hosts in consideration. We are currently looking for co-hosts to be an additional "face" of the series. If you are or know of an acupuncturist (western medical training a plus i.e. psychology, psychiatry, nursing, physicians assistant, wholistic MD, D.O., EMT, etc.) please write us at: info@acupunctureambassadors.org and attach a CV with a photograph. I would also be glad to send a copy of the TV treatment of this series.

In late May we were honored to connect with a distinguished New York Hospital who has developed a program to work with the local refugee population especially those members who have experienced the devastating effects of being tortured in their home country. There are over 90,000 refugees that call New York their new home. So many of them suffer from the physical and emotional scars of their torture. At this time we are working with this organization to add acupuncture treatments to their amazing services. We will keep you posted on our progress.

Just returned from a three-week trip to Nepal in October. As usual it was an amazing experience! I arrived in Kathmandu on October 2nd and was able to meet with Sylvia Kohn acupuncturist of the German Humanitarian Acupuncture group TCM Social Forum. They have been doing some incredible work in Nepal and Laos over the past few years. Sylvia and I have begun to form a strategic partnership with other fantastic groups to try and bring together as many Humanitarian groups to share our experiences, knowledge and resources to unite in mainstreaming Acupuncture into Global Healthcare. We have been working on attaching a Humanitarian Acupuncture forum to existing Chinese medicine symposiums being held in 2012. We will keep you posted as to our progress over the next few months.

We have recently started an online forum for those interested in Humanitarian Acupuncture on a terrific website: www.mediyak.com The forum is called Humanitarian Asian Medicine Community. You can join the site and the community by joining up on the Mediyak site. There are also a number of projects, links and discussions about this work on our newly launched website: www.acupunctureambassadors.org

While in Nepal we had the wonderful opportunity to work with Soraj Khanal, the Nepal director of a NGO called Service for Peace. They run two fantastic children’s homes in Nepal. The children are orphans and displaced families who are victims of the cival war that Nepal suffered in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. The beauty of these homes is that the children are from both sides of the conflict and living together peacefully. Amazing work.

Soraj invited us to work in a remote area of Nepal called the Terai. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terai) It is quite a poor and remote place and deficient in the way of healthcare in this area of Nepal. When we showed up, needles in hand, patients just came from many miles around. I joked with Soraj that in New York my patients come to my office by taxi and subway. In the Terai they come by wagon pulled by water buffalo.

My wonderful assistant Anjali Tamang, incredible local volunteers and I performed 370 treatments in 4 days. Overwhelming and at the same time incredible humbling and rewarding.

The Terai is also an area where their years long civil war started. There is still much reconciliation to be done there and we are looking at how the protocols of acupuncture could help in opening peoples minds and hearts to be forgiving and compassionate. We are calling the initiative "Acupuncture for Peace". We are exploring issues of reconciliation with psychologists and acupuncturists to develop a pilot program for this area and then move it to other places in the world.

When we got back to Kathmandu we had the tremendous opportunity to visit some hospitals in the Bhaktipur area of the Kathmandu Valley. Our friend and great supporter of acupuncture orthopedic surgeon Pradip Sapkota was our guide. In Bhaktipur we had a meeting with a teaching hospital and college of Health Science about adding an acupuncture course of study. The meeting was very positive and we are working on a proposal for this venture.

We also had the honor to visit Patan Hospital and observe and treat patients in the leprosy clinic. Although Leprosy is a curable disease so many in Nepal came to have treatment too late. They have had limbs and facial features distorted by this devastating disease. Dr. Sapkota has been doing amazing work to help with reconstructive surgery to bring more function for everyday activities for these patients. Heartbreaking and moving we saw patients in all states of the disease. The hospital was very open to having acupuncture therapy in the future.

We also met with a Nepali medical officer who is involved in research in the public health area. TB is still a huge issue where by statistical data some areas have 80% of their population effected by TB. Our friend and colleague Merlin Young of Moxa Africa (www.moxafrica.org) is working on Phase II of a study to use moxa to treat TB and Drug Resistant TB. We are working very hard to support his efforts. With this local medical officer we are trying to introduce this therapy in Nepal. Please go to the Moxa Africa website and support this important effort.

We also met with an incredible hospital and College for Health Sciences in Bhaktipur (just outside of Kathmandu) to discuss the possibility of creating and acupuncture training program for their graduates. They were so enthusiastic about the possibilities of having acupuncture training to their curriculum. We have sent them a proposal that includes the potential establishment of a three year masters degree acupuncture program within their college. I look forward to working with them on bringing a world-class program to this first rate medical center.

We plan to continue our efforts to build our profile in Nepal and introduce as many programs to this wonderful country. We are also getting invitations every week to working in many countries like Jordan, Columbia , Venezuela, India, Ghana and the New Republic of Sudan.

Unfortunately our planned trip to Amman, Jordan has been postponed due to lack of funding but we are committed to making this happen in 2012.

We have just connected to a new strategic partner in Jeffery Goodman, L.Ac. and his amazing work in the deeper understanding of the medicine of acupuncture. Please check out his website: http://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/54C48125-4AB6-A954-BE99-EBFB1FD0CC05/#-1

Now that we are back in the States we are working harder than ever to help integrate the medicine of Acupuncture into Global Healthcare.

As always I thank you for your ongoing support.

Best to you,

Anthony M. Giovanniello, MS.Ac.,L.Ac.
Founder and Executive Director
Acupuncture Ambassadors

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Support Acupuncture Ambassadors in the NYC Marathon

Ben Katz is running for Acupuncture Ambassadors in the NYC Marathon on November 6th

This is Ben’s first time running the big race and we invite you to join us in encouraging, cheering on and celebrating our newest Ambassador.

Ben is running to help support us in reaching our goal of raising $5,000 towards the establishment of a permanent training facility in Nepal.

He is pushing himself to a new physical extreme for us so we can extend our own physical boundaries and take one more step towards fulfilling our mission of integrating the medicine of acupuncture into global healthcare.

Track Ben on race day on the ING website. We will post his badge # as soon as we get it.

Run Ben Run!
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Website Launch

Going Live September 10, 2011

Thanks so much to our fantastic team at Organic Communications and Guarino Designs

Latest News

A Collaboration of the Humanitarian Acupuncture groups Barefoot Acupuncturists, Acupuncture Ambassadors and TCM Social Forum has led to the formation of a Humanitarian Asian Medicine Community Forum: Promoting Humanitarian and Volunteer work in the Asian medicine community. Please join the conversation at one of our strategic partners site: www.mediyak.com

There are so many opportunities for the medicine of Acupuncture to be integrated into the global healthcare system. Especially in the treatment of Anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Doctors Battle Psychological Trauma in Dadaab Refugee Camps


Acupuncture Ambassadors is always looking for those in our community who are exploring the rising movement of “Humanitarian Acupuncture”. Here are two outstanding thinkers in our field:

In her 2009 dissertation “Acupuncture in Humanitarian Work” Joanna Bond, then an acupuncture student from the United Kingdom, talked about the volumes of information about mainstream humanitarian organizations. She states: “Humanitarian Aid and Development are areas that have been widely researched with much discussion of politics, ethics and efficiency of organizations, movements and trends. Less well known is the part that Acupuncture plays in humanitarian efforts-this is an area that has not had great deal of attention from either researchers or the media and there is a complete lack of explorative, or analytical work to look at the spread and growth of this work, the reasons why and how it emerges, who is doing it and with what success. There also appears to be no opportunities for shared learning for theses organizations and charities using Acupuncture for humanitarian means, such as a website where information can be posted and a forum for discussions, and no publications dedicated to looking at this kind of humanitarian work.” The full text of this dissertation is available on Jo’s website: www.acupuncturewithjo.co.uk and Jo can be contacted by email jo@acupuncturewithjo.co.uk

Social Justice, Medical Aid, and Acupuncture. Part 1: Voluntourism
Collaboration, Musing, Research Aug, 2011
Beth Griffing, an almost-Acupuncturist, Researcher and Adventurer will be taking a four month trip to learn about traditional Thai and Chinese medicine in Thailand next year, and has been pondering the significance of medical volunteer work abroad. What is the goal of medical service in other countries? Why do we volunteer in other areas when there are certainly people in need of free medical services in our own countries, states, cities and communities? It can seem like the flight of fancy of a privileged class of practitioners, or an extension of the colonial or missionary mindset, but on the ground what does it offer to the travelers and to the communities they work with?

See Beth’s interesting and thoughtful analysis of Medical Aid in general and the growing movement of Acupuncture in Humanitarian Aid can be a double edged sword in global health. http://catalystacupuncture.com/blog/2011/08/05/social-justice-medical-aid-and-acupuncture-part-1-voluntourism/

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Announcement from Acupuncture Ambassadors

As a prelude to the launching of our new website, the inclusion of some very important advisors and partners and plans for some exciting and challenging new mission sites, I have just posted a re-vamped mission statement. In a way this is a new beginning for Acupuncture Ambassadors as we move into a higher level of organizational structure, partnerships with world class humanitarian foundations, organizations and individuals and re-dedication of service to humanity. Thank you.

Anthony Giovanniello, MS.Ac., L.Ac
Founder / Executive Director
Acupuncture Ambassadors

Acupuncture Ambassadors

Mission Statement

Integrating the Medicine of Acupuncture into Global Healthcare

Our mission is to organize sustainable Acupuncture treatment clinics and training programs worldwide to care for refugees, victims of violence, war, international conflict and the poor.

In a war-torn world there are countless victims: refugees, sufferers of torture and human trafficking and the desperately poor. Many whose life trauma have led to a medical diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the many related, stress caused maladies. In developing countries with limited or non-existent healthcare these individuals have little or no hope for relief. Their illness affects their ability to learn, work, enjoy life and contribute to their family, community, country and our world.

For centuries acupuncture has been used as an effective, economical and versatile treatment protocol for so many health issues including PTSD and its devastating symptoms such as digestive issues, chronic pain, respiratory, cardiac and nervous disorders and depression. Our Acupuncture Ambassadors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of this ancient medicine with those in need by treating patients, setting up sustainable clinics and schools to train personnel charged with their care. We serve communities independently and partner with existing humanitarian projects that are interested in adopting an integrated approach to global healthcare.

We believe that global change begins with personal transformation and our goal is to support global healing by mainstreaming humanitarian acupuncture and contributing to the health and productivity of individuals worldwide, one point at a time.

Anthony M. Giovanniello, MS. Ac., L.Ac.
Founder and Executive Director

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Acupuncture Ambassadors


Acupuncture Ambassadors (ACUAMB) is an idea that has been brewing in me for almost 10 years. As acupuncture is a second career (I was in television and animation production for a number of years), I wanted this new work to be about service. Early on I was inspired by a French/ Swiss group called Acupuncture Without Borders. (http://www.cornelius-celsus.ch/en/5_0_human/cont_5_0.html) Their mission laid the groundwork for our work as Acupuncture Ambassadors.

Doing this work for the last few years has convinced me of the importance of the teaching aspect of our mission and to take steps to create trainings and potentially schools of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine globally. There are so many places where acupuncture may be unknown but much needed. By not only treating patients but passing on the knowledge, the tremendous potential of the medicine of acupuncture can truly be manifested.

Acupuncture and Traditional Asian medicine have its roots in rural community medicine. It is an important part of treating people with acute and chronic illness but also as preventative medicine. Acupuncture is also an effective treatment for the symptoms of PTSD and boosts immunity in immune compromised patients. These are worldwide health issues and we have the medicine to make a difference. Treating patients with emotional issues has been the focus of my acupuncture practice in New York as I had experienced PTSD firsthand when I was close to the events of 911. It was acupuncture that helped me heal. This is not only the mission of ACUAMB but also my personal mission to do this work full time.

Taking our skills in Asian Medicine on the road is not a new idea. There have been acupuncturists who have done this work for more than 20 years. Today there are number of traveling acupuncturists and Asian medicine practitioners, wonderful individuals and organizations who are doing similar work and ACUAMB is proud to be part of this great effort. Although most organizations treat patients, Acupuncture Ambassadors not only treats but works to create training opportunities in acupuncture for individuals with or without previous medical training.

2008- 2010 activities / 2011 projects.


In 2008 we traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia with NADA Vietnam / NADA Cambodia, (http://nadavietnamcambodia.ning.com) a group of acupuncturists, massage therapists and lay volunteers. We treated many patients during our three weeks stay. We had the great opportunity to work with acupuncturists in Vietnam who guided us to Buddhist monasteries where so much of healthcare takes place in rural areas. We also taught a group of 70 blind massage therapists the simple but powerful NADA 5 needle ear acupuncture treatment that works for pain, PTSD and addictions. The blind community was very receptive to the addition of new ways to treat patients. There have been follow-up missions since and I have been told that the majority of our students are doing well and helping so many.

In Cambodia, where there isn’t a tradition of acupuncture, we were able to introduce the healing aspects of this medicine. Cambodia has so many people who suffer from PTSD from the war and unrest that ended about 12 years ago. They were especially interested in the treatments for PTSD and drug addiction which is also a serious problem.


Navajo Native American Reservation, Northern Arizona
I myself traveled to Arizona in November 2009 where I joined the Global Alternative Health Project (GAHP) (www.youcanchangetheworldnow.com/) helping treat Native American patients on the Navajo reservation. So many patients were successfully treated and there was a sincere appreciation for the help and the medicine among the Native Americans. It was a profound experience.


Kathmandu, Nepal
In February 2010 ACUAMB set up an acupuncture camp at a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. It was tremendous success as we treated hundreds of patients from the Buddhist as well as the local community. Many nuns and monks were very interested in the medicine and potential training in acupuncture. It is our hope that they will receive basic training ACUAMB in the near future.

One of the most moving experiences we had was the opportunity to treat a group of orphans from a home for conflict children. Nepal is still recovering from a devastating civil war, which left many homeless families and orphan children. Many of these children are suffering from PTSD with symptoms of nightmares, stomach pain and headaches. Although we were there for a short time the acupuncture treatments were welcome and very effective. The children are sleeping through the night and their other symptoms were put at bay at least for a while.

Senegal West Africa
Acupuncture Ambassadors has just returned from a mission in Senegal, West Africa. We joined with The African Organization for Academic and Athletic Development (www.progress4africa.org). Senegal is wonderful place but very poor. We traveled with American MDs/ surgeons and medical students and worked in two regional hospitals performing operations on patients that would not be able to afford these procedures without their help. ACUAMB worked in the rehabilitation centers in these hospitals. Although the rehab staff are lovely and caring people, the physical rehab centers in Senegal are poor with little modern equipment and techniques. Acupuncture was welcome by all the staff and patients and we have been encouraged to return and find ways to train staff in acupuncture basics for pain, stroke and wellness. We also treated the staff at the local orphanage who were in dire need of pain relief and emotional trauma from their daily efforts of taking care of almost 100 children under the age of five. A basketball camp for hundreds of children was run by our host group sending messages for good health, exercise and further education. Donated modern wheelchairs were delivered to many of Senegal’s handicapped to give them more independence.

Our October 2010 trip to Nepal was as usual an amazing experience but this particular time was eye opening in so many ways. We have learned that as an international organization we need to be able to adapt to change quickly and still adhere to our mission goals.

We made incredible connections with the local acupuncture community through the Acupuncture, Acupressure and Moxabustion Association of Nepal (AAMAN) They have about 70 members in Kathmandu and outlying areas. The association has a deep connection to the non-governmental Nepal Red Cross and is an outgrowth of a local acupuncture school the Oriental Training and Treatment Center (OTTC). It was founded by Hata-Sensei, a Japanese acupuncturist who has been working in Nepal since 1993. She is a force for so much good not only training acupuncturists but running a low cost clinic and local moxa factory employing 200 workers.

We taught a workshop on PTSD and pain protocols for 40 acupuncturists, psychologists, naturopaths, homeopaths, Tibetan medicine doctors and social workers sponsored by AAMAN. The workshop as very well received. Our new colleagues were very supportive of the goals of Acupuncture Ambassadors and we will work with them to create workshops, training programs, clinics and acupuncture camps in the near future.

Healing Collaborations and Hospital Affiliations
We also made a great connection with Pradip Sapkota is an orthopedic surgeon who works in a three local hospitals. He also participates in medical camps throughout Nepal and for years dedicated to work with the leprosy community. They are in desperate need of pain and depression relief. We are working with Pradip to move ACUAMB training and treating programs into these hospitals.


We traveled back to Nepal in March to work at a 6 day free acupuncture camp along with local practitioners. 875 treatments were given in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kathmandu. We also treated residents at a local drug rehabilitation center. We gave a lecture at a prestigious medical college and teaching hospital on Acupuncture and PTSD. It was so well received that ACUAMB is now in talks with them to create an acupuncture clinic unit, acupuncture training certificate program for health professionals and a masters degree acupuncture program for non-medical professionals. The purpose for this endeavor is to begin to integrate traditional medicines like acupuncture into an established medical setting and ultimately create Nepal’s first integrative medicine college program and facilities.

Amman, Jordan
In September 2011 we will be working with a social worker / counselor in Jordan. She has much experience in the area of psychological aid for refugees from all over the Middle East. Together we will facilitate trainings in acupuncture protocols for PTSD and set up a permanent clinic to treat refugees as well as the local Amman community.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a number of projects on the table for the future and if anyone is moved to help develop any or all of them please contact us. We would be grateful for the support.

Refugee Clinics and Training Proposal
As the treatment of refugees is a major focal point for ACUAMB, we have a proposal to medical NGOs, international health organizations, corporations and philanthropic individuals to establish acupuncture clinics and training programs for PTSD treatment in refugee camps. In achieving this goal, high level funding is needed. ACUAMB wishes to partner with the above who may recognize the potential of this work. Please feel free to make comments and suggestions about how to move the proposal forward. (ATTACH A PDF COPY OF THE PROPOSAL)

Sister School Project
Along with our Acupuncture Technician Basic Training Certification Course, Acupuncture Ambassadors is diligently working on creating the sustainable model for an master’s program acupuncture school in Nepal, we are looking for a partner relationship for this model school. I encourage acupuncture and Asian medical schools around the world to consider becoming a sister school. Please forward this information to as many international school deans, directors, teaching and clinical staff and alumni to see if we together can help make the Nepal school become a reality.

Library for Model School
As we continue to hone our plans for the creation of sustainable clinics and schools of Acupuncture worldwide, we have begun to collect books on western and Asian medicine for our library system. We wish our schools to be world class facilities and by your book donations these school libraries can certainly reach this goal. All tax deductible book donations can be sent to:

Anthony M. Giovanniello
AMG Foundation
110-64 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Global Volunteer Acupuncture Clinic Support
ACUAMB has been connecting with a number of volunteer clinics all over Asia that have acupuncture as an integral part of their patient treatments. The issue of supplies of needles and other associated products (cotton balls, purple cloud burn cream, pure moxa etc.) is a great one. For example, two monks trained in acupuncture at the clinic in the Namo Buddha Monastery, Nepal treat 150 patients a week but often run out of needles. They have to close their doors until they receive more.

The Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), founded and directed by Dr. Cynthia Maung, provides free health care, including acupuncture, for refugees, migrant workers, and other individuals who cross the border from Burma to Thailand. People of all ethnicities and religions are welcome at the Clinic. They are always in need of supplies and volunteers to treat the multitudes of refugees and local patients.

Even the people who we train with the PTSD and pain protocols need an ongoing supply of ear press needles and ear seeds. These supplies are difficult to obtain in Nepal and elsewhere. We are in discussions with an Indian Acupuncturist who trains people in needle making. There is great potential to create a cottage industry of making needles and ear seeds near or onsite of clinics. In the meantime, any individuals or manufacturers out there who wish to help please contact us.

Acupuncture and Humanitarian Aid Conference
A collaboration with the German group TCM - Social Forum and the Indian Barefoot Acupuncturists has led to the planning of an international conference for Acupuncture and Humanitarian Aid sometime in Autumn 2012. There are so many groups and individuals who have a similar mission and doing fantastic work but we don't really talk to each other. We feel there is a great need to meet, share experiences, resources and find our commonality. We are planning the conference to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal. In the meantime if you would like to be involved in an ongoing dialogue about Humanitarian Acupuncture our strategic partners are forming a community to create outlets for discussion. A questionnaire is available to fill out so we can better understand the needs of such a community and how we can best organize the forum. (Please find Questionnaire PDF attached) I encourage any one who wishes to get involved in the planning and execution of the conference plan or to join the community to send the questionnaire to Acupuncture Ambassadors.

Documentary Television Series as Fundraiser
As a fundraiser and an unique vehicle to bring the efforts of volunteer acupuncture more in the public view, ACUAMB is developing a documentary style television series following Asian medicine practitioners on the road. Its working title is From Point To Point: On The Road with Modern Barefoot Doctors. An accompanying book on the series is planned. If you know of documentary and television production companies that may be interested, a TV treatment is available and can be emailed to interested parties.

Develop outreach to international institutions such as the U.N., WHO etc.
Taking into consideration the WHO Declaration on Traditional Medicine (see website below), how can Acupuncture Ambassadors make in-roads into the U.N., WHO, governments and international NGO’s for the development of Humanitarian Acupuncture as a resource for healthcare globally? Can Acupuncture Ambassadors work together with a “Doctors Without Borders-type of health care organization”? We believe that this is a goal that has much promise and achievable.
If you have suggestions and / or connections into some of the organizations, we would be grateful. Please contact us.

Develop a "Kiva-style" micro-loan institution approach for financing start-up acupuncture clinics and schools at mission sites worldwide.
The global community of acupuncturists is approximately 3,000,000 and growing daily. There are so many thousands of other related organizations i.e. schools, associations, manufacturers etc, on almost every continent. The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine community alone can be a vital resource in the financing of low cost, sustainable acupuncture clinics, training centers and schools worldwide. If you have “Kiva” experience and wish to help us develop this idea please connect with us.

Acupuncture Ambassadors International Chapters
With the help of our new friends at the Acupuncture, Acupressure, Moxabustion Association of Nepal, Acupuncture Ambassadors will have a chapter in Nepal as we have already begun to establish ourselves as a viable entity there. We are also in discussion for chapters in Spain, Japan and Amman, Jordan at present. Exciting and potentially vital outposts for this work. If you have interest in developing a chapter in your State or home country please contact us.

Corporate Partnerships

Acupuncture Ambassadors seeks not only individual and organizational collaborators but also corporate sponsorships. Sponsorship can be in the form of endowments and donations for funding the planning, organizing, and execution of missions throughout the world.

An innovative idea is to create corporate sponsorship of individual projects such as free acupuncture health camps and ongoing sustainable permanent clinics. For example: “The Serin Community Acupuncture Clinic of Kathmandu”, “The Nike Community Acupuncture Clinic of Siem Reap, Cambodia” or “The Gates Foundation Acupuncture Clinic of Ho Chi Min City”. These kind of ongoing sponsorship commitments can not only serve so many people but add to a corporations standing in the eyes of the sponsored projects host country and the world.

If you or your corporation wishes to participate in sponsoring an individual project please contact us.

AMG Foundation is the corporate entity of Acupuncture Ambassadors and is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

All check contributions can be made out to AMG Foundation
Mailed to:
Anthony M. Giovanniello
110-64 Queens Blvd. # 236
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Thank you for your continued support of Asian Medicine worldwide and Acupuncture Ambassadors.

With sincere regards,

Anthony M. Giovanniello, MS.Ac., L.Ac.


email: amgiovanniello@earthlink.net