Barefoot Chinese Medicine in Social Service Setting Levels 1 and 2

Format: On-Line live streaming and on demand.

Level 1 Class: 6 hours
Level 2 Class: 6 hours

The Wu Project, a non-profit 501(3) c organization, was founded with the mission to bring health education to those places in dire need of affordable and efficient medical care. The Wu Project is filling a niche by providing training to selected individuals from affected communities, using an original model based on the Chinese concept of Barefoot Acupuncture doctor and our views and experiences accumulated trough out the years of working in the field.

Class Title: Level 1

Barefoot Chinese Medicine in Social Service Setting: The Ethics when Reconnecting with our Roots. 

 Here we will discuss the different aspects to consider when doing service work in a barefoot style and our role as an NGO. 
– The importance of recognizing the specific needs of each community for teaching in their social context. 
– Understanding the complex socio-political-ethnical background and past and present conflicts that had resulted in collective and personal trauma. 
– How to navigate as teachers and caregivers when we find ourselves immersed in highly charged emotional situations. 
– The nuisances of teaching and practicing acupuncture in remote areas., including the process of setting up a mission, selecting the students and the different types of volunteers, and setting up a community acupuncture clinic. 
– The backstage, and the inner functioning of an NGO. From fundraising to asking for supplies used and given to the students. 

With this class, we hope to open new horizons in the way Acupuncture can be implemented to help communities in need.

Class Title: Level 2

Barefoot Chinese Medicine in Social Service Setting. Depending on the curriculum. 

The participants will learn The Wu project modular curriculum created specifically for our fieldwork. We will share the complete process of teaching the curriculum, practice, and patient management.
-The transformation and evolution process behind our curriculum. 
-The delivery or teaching of that curriculum in those special rural settings.
-The techniques taught and how to implement a full treatment protocol. 

 With this class, we hope to open new horizons in the way Acupuncture can be implemented to help communities in need.

Goals & Objectives
Objective 1: To re-visit and clarify the Barefoot Acupuncture Doctor concept and role in the 21st century.
Objective 2: To open a dialog on the different ways of practicing acupuncture. To discuss the ethics of that practice.
Objective 3: To introduce a model of Barefoot Acupuncture to perform Service Work in different types of settings.
Objective 4: To motivate and demonstrate to the audience the effectiveness and impact of Social Service Work.


Names:  Maria Rosa Romero Lic Ac AP, Alicia Villamarin Ph.D. Lic Ac AP. 

Both presenters are the co-founders and trainers of the Wu project. They have both completed 16 training projects in rural areas in 9 countries and continue preparing more projects while running hands-on the organization.


Alicia Villamarin

Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida, Nationally Certified NCAAOM, Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Acutonics Practitioner and Senior Acutonics Teacher, Senior NSEV Practitioner, 200 RYT Yoga Teacher, Certified in Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH). Co-founder of The Wu Project, a non for profit 501(3)c educational organization.
Mobile and work Phone:  954-540-9583

Maria Rosa Romero

Diplomat in Oriental Medicine and an Acupuncturist Physician licensed by the State of Florida. She is certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the National Board, the NCCAOM. Senior NSEV Acupuncturist, Acutonics Student Practitioner, Laughter Yoga Leader, Master Reiki, Akashic Records Consultant, and TD Facilitator. Co-founder of The Wu Project, a non for profit 501(3)c educational organization.