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Acupuncture Brings Relief to Town Rattled by Central Mexican Earthquake

TIMA  |  January 11, 2019

In December 2017, Zacatepec, Mexico, residents received medical care for the first time since the Central Mexico earthquake that September. It caused serious damage to states located at the heart of Mexico and killed nearly 300 people. Many families living in Zacatepec, in the state of Morelos, have few financial resources and meager access to quality health care.

Tzu Chi International Medical Association, or TIMA, volunteers stepped in to offer earthquake survivors with acupuncture, dental, and medical examinations. But, their support didn’t end there. TIMA volunteers also tended to the emotional distress of survivors experiencing loss.

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It was common to hear stories of residents who had debris fall on their bodies during the quake; many of them endured pain for months.  While they were initially a little frightened at the sight of acupuncture needles, their discomfort was quickly calmed by the joyful energy of TIMA volunteer doctor, Mike Liaw, MD.  Dr. Liaw adamantly made sure to bring pain relief and harmony by setting up an “community acupuncture session” where residents are treated together and could see that- despite the number of needles- there was nothing to worry about.

Master says, ‘Be attentive with every moment of your movement.’ You just need to be mindful.

Dr. Mike Liaw, TIMA Volunteer Acupuncturist

For Alma Rosa Calderón, the services brought her some peace of mind.  She’d lost her son and mother during the earthquake. Meanwhile, Alma sustained injuries to her hearing and to her eyesight.

You’ve helped with my eyesight and my hearing. I was hesitant to come but I see now there was no need to worry.

Alma Rosa Calderón, Zacatepec Resident

TIMA volunteers saw the importance that their efforts brought to the community. Residents showed gratitude with expressions of love, through hugs or by simply saying, “I love you.”  The rewarding feeling was a testament to the volunteers on the importance of their work.

After twenty minutes of acupuncture, they walked home happily and I realized how important my work is.

Dr. Yingxu Ruan, TIMA Volunteer Doctor

Learn more about Tzu Chi’s Mexico Earthquake Relief efforts.  With your help, we can continue to provide quality medical and alternative care to those who need it most.

 

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LOCATIONS

1008 S. Garfield Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Tel +1 (626) 427 9598
Fax +1 (626) 788 2321

Alhambra
1000 S. Garfield Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Tel   +1 (626) 281 3383
Fax   +1 (626) 281 5303

South El Monte
10414 Vacco St.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Tel   +1 (626) 636-8700
Fax   +1 (626) 671-8778

Wilmington
1355 Broad Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
Tel   +1 (310) 684-4466 
Fax   +1 (855) 651-1717 

Fresno
3898 N. Ann Ave.
Fresno, CA 93727
Tel: (559) 291-8800
Fax: (559) 272-6180

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