ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS FOR BIPOC MOMS & KIDS

GIFT TO THE MINDFUL EARTH ACUPUNCTURE & WELLNESS PILOT PROGRAM/FUND FOR BIPOC moms AND CHILDREN OF COLOR
Hi, my name is Dr. Omi. I am raising funds to gift stressed and underserved BIPOC moms and children up to three free acupuncture wellness treatments. More free treatments will be provided when needed. The recipients of this gift will also receive free wellness tools and training to take home, to continue their wellness journey. When necessary, treatments will also be offered to the partner of the mom.

THE STORY
In 2020, As a mom of two, I was a financially struggling, stressed, tired, and exhausted acupuncture student and intern. COVID and the racial climate of the country had taken their toll on me and my family. Acupuncture was a life-saver during this period, and three consecutive treatments were more than enough to pull me back from the edge of the cliff. Ironically, even though I was an acupuncture student, I could not afford to get acupuncture treatments frequently.

I noticed that other moms and their children, who looked like me were also suffering from chronic stress and its effects. Yet, I rarely saw them walk through the acupuncture student clinic door. I knew the cost of treatments and lack of awareness played a big factor in this.

My passion to be a changing force led me to start a fundraiser. My expectations were exceeded, and generous donors helped me to raise just over $2000, along with an extra $600 for a client who needed more extensive treatment.

BENEFITS TO THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The pilot program went so well, with 100 percent of participants reporting feeling 80% emotionally, and 70 % physically better.

Now the Mindful Earth Acupuncture & Wellness Pilot Program for BIPOC Women and Children is a 501c Pilot Program, thanks to the nonprofit organization Unleash the Brilliance who kindly offered to host it. Now 2023 is here, the needs for women and children, who look like me, have not decreased but only increased. So Phase 2 of the program now begins. Yay!

JOIN THE JOURNEY

I WILL:
  • Gift three free Acupuncture treatments, which will include some of the following modalities: Needling, moxa, cupping, tuina, herb and lifestyle consult. Note: When needed more treatments will be gifted to an individual
  • Gift-Free Wellness Tools and training: Participants will receive free acupuncture wellness tools and training to help them continue their wellness journey.
  • Continue to collect the experiences, and benefits of acupuncture and this pilot program for participants. As a result, treatments will be done by mostly me at Alchemy Asheville acupuncture clinic. This allows me to pay careful attention to the progress of participants, and the program, and to document their experiences.

I am supermotivated to start Phase 1 of this pilot program, as one of the participants from the first phase of the pilot program became gravely ill, and I would like to support her recovery with acupuncture treatments. As she is not in a local hospital, I want to her contribute to her recovery by finding a therapist who will partner with this program, so that I can gift her free acupuncture or massage treatments.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION:
  • $35 will gift a woman 1 free acupuncture treatment
  • $103 will gift a woman or child 3 free treatments
  • $150 will gift a woman or child of color 3 free treatments and free herbal remedies

.......AND THANKS TO

You for once again helping to make this possible!

Thanks to Jodie Appel of Salt Cave for partnering with us and gifting free wellness treatments to the participants in the first phase of the program

Thanks to Justina Pretnatt for yoga to participants in Phase 1 of the program.

ON A FINAL NOTE
I am supermotivated to start Phase 1 of this pilot program, as one of the participant moms from the first phase of the pilot program has fallen chronically ill, and I would like to support her recovery with acupuncture or massage treatments. As she is not in a local hospital, I want to contribute to her recovery by finding a therapist who will partner with this program, so that free acupuncture or massage treatments can be gifted to her. I have also checked with the other mom participants of the programs, and each one has stated a deep need to continue their acupuncture and wellness journey but does not have the financial means to do so.


A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I am a mother of two, a licensed Trauma-Focused Clinical Mental Health Counselor, licensed Dr. of Classical Chinese Daoist Medicine, acupuncture, and herbs. Ayurvedic practitioner. Author and illustrator of the children's Yoga book My Heart Flies Open, published by North Atlantic Books, and distributed by Penguin Random House. This Kirkus-starred book, empowers all young black girls and children to know they are loved.

Discover more about me, my healing work and this program at www.dromileyehealingarts.com

Donations

  • Heidi Swann
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Kathryn Blau
    • $20 
    • 24 d
  • Samuel Snider
    • $50 
    • 24 d
  • Anonymous
    • $35 
    • 24 d
  • crystal nero
    • $103 
    • 24 d

Organizer

OMILEYE ACHIKEOBI-LEWIS
Organizer
Asheville, NC

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