Global Activism: Organization provides integrative healthcare to patients in Nepal

April 7, 2011

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(Courtesy of Mindful Medicine Worldwide)
A Nepalese woman receives acupuncture treatment.

Each Thursday on our Global Activism series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.

Grainne McKeown is the founder of Mindful Medicine Worldwide. The organization provides integrative healthcare services to people in Nepal.

McKeown had spent a year in Nepal studying Buddhism. While she was there she discovered a local integrative care clinic that was completely staffed by volunteers. They had a Tibetan medicine doctor and a homeopath on staff but they didn’t have an acupuncturist.  They also had lines and lines of patients waiting to be treated.  So when she completed her studies in oriental medicine and acupuncture, she started Mindful Medicine Worldwide and headed back to the clinic to provide acupunture treatment for patients.

Mindful Medicine Worldwide will be holding their Spring Into Wellness Day on May 20, 2011 from 6-9pm at Flourish Studios at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.