Emily Dwyer get a hug from her Maya Katchiquel patients. Emily was indispensable in collating the piles of paperwork for the Diabetes study and supported the Mission with humor and style.
(l) Dona Juana Ramos recieved Auricular training in NADA and Boccino Protocol (middle) Dina Gomez took time out from her shop Dinas Chocolates to assist with translations every day during the Medical Mission..(r) Dr. Joan Boccino
Joan Boccino began her Guatemala outreach north of the Integrative Health Projects center, in the District of Quiche. Patients here speak the Quiche Language and still live near their ancestral capital. The women are famous for geometric and floral guipils. This proud Grandmother wraps her grandbaby in a handwoven shawl.
Katchiquel Mayan Diabetics volunteered to be treated with a (10) needle ear acupuncture protocol. The results were significant and the IHP field crew continues to provide the treatment to growing crowds of patients.
Sophia Chang is a bright light anywhere and especially here where she volunteered to go to the Western Highlands of Guatemala to treat Katchiquel Maya. They were delighted with the treatment.
Besides pitching in on every detail, C.K. Lam took to the field and did whatever he could find to do at the Lake .
Here, he traveled to the village of San Jorge la Laguna to see Mayan Katchiquel patients. After this, he ventured to the fair kicking off with a footrace, fashion parade, tipica food, firecrackers and all.
Donna Mah kept the flow going with one hand and supervised Acupuncture students with the other. Thanks for being the calm center.
Along with the Clinical trial, the Medical Mission and NADA, the movie, students from the med tech school took NADA training and helped with the logistics of the clinical trial.
Sian James, Dr. Chuc, Dr. Boccino, Bayro, Victor Escorbes, Caroline Ortiz, Kary Yojcom in Santiago Atitlan after NADA training. IHP is joined by Hospitalito Atitlan in screaning for Type 2 diabetes.
IHP patients travel from the district capital to recieve Acupuncture, herbs and healing.
The Junior and Senior students at AMA act as intrepeter and hosts to our visiting docotors and staff. We are grateful for the hospitality and needed assistance.
AMA provides scholarships for children whose families cannot afford tuition.
The Integrative Health Project works with SOSEP the First Lady's Social Program to treat seniors at Ano Dorado. Some of the Diabetic patients recieve Boccino Protocol twice a week and are showing lower Blood Glucose Levels month over month.
Nicole Miziolek, L.Ac. volunteered for field outreach in 2016
IHP holds regular clinics and bi annual Medical Missions in the Puesto de Salud this center is part of the Ministry of Health of the Government of Guatemala.
The Acupuncturists put in acupressure points for the Guatemala crew -- ten of us enjoyed the class and have begun applying it.
L-R-> Hrna. Marucca Cipriano, Emma Sanchez, L.Ac., Rosa Espinoza, Lynn Minervini, L.Ac and Magdalena Pajrito.
IHP works with The Guatemala house of the Sisters of the Sacred Family of Helmut Belgium as part of their outreach to the squatter population at the Garbage Dump in Guatemala City. IHP provides NADA & Boccino Protocols to this distressed community.