One of the core, foundational beliefs of the Real Medicine Foundation is that “real” medicine is focused on the person as a whole, by providing physical, emotional, economic and social support. One of the ways RMF is able to deliver on their mission is by supporting Team Whole Health in their efforts to help in areas of need. Team Whole Health is a group of dedicated individuals with expertise in the fields of homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga, physical therapy and other body work techniques.

Many in the US are familiar with the effectiveness of therapeutic bodywork, movement education, acupuncture, yoga and massage in treating pain, relieving stress and addressing other psychological and physical trauma. However, these techniques that are so common here, have not widely reached abroad to countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Indonesia, recently devastated by natural disasters and in need of effective affordable health care options.

While most relief organizations recognize the need for immediate medical care, many have not yet taken advantage of the long term benefits that cost effective holistic protocols can provide to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, chronic pain and neuromuscular disorders.

Through Team Whole Health, Real Medicine can now provide both clinical support and instruction in progressive, complementary holistic healing techniques to physical therapy networks in these devastated countries.

Unique to these education programs are the benefits that continue after the trainings. Once taught, therapists can train others, including lay caregivers, long after the initial costs are absorbed, and the ongoing enhanced treatments per patient further leverage the initial donation and continue to reduce the cost benefit per patient over time.

Team Whole Health is currently providing Trauma Relief for Kenyan Refugees in Uganda who are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, by providing appropriate training to health care workers on the ground there.

Read more About Team Whole Health, including biographies of the members.

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