WBEZ | Mindful Medicine Worldwide http://www.wbez.org/tags/mindful-medicine-worldwide Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Organization provides integrative healthcare to patients in Nepal http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-07/fg stoke pt IMG_0859.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Grainne McKeown is the founder of <a href="http://www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org/" target="_blank">Mindful Medicine Worldwide</a>. The organization provides integrative healthcare services to people in Nepal.</p><p>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.&nbsp; They also had lines and lines of patients waiting to be treated.&nbsp; 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.</p><p><em>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.</em></p></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne