Acupuncture Association of Colorado

Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps

“Rebuilding Communities in Health and Dignity"

Who We Are and What We Do:

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities.  The Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps is the first statewide all acupuncture federally approved Medical Reserve Corp in the United States.  We are a group of acupuncturists and licensed health care professionals trained in the five needle ear protocol, known as the NADA protocol, who volunteer their time and services in times of need. We set up mobile clinics during disaster situations and offer free ear acupuncture treatments (NADA Protocol) that help a person to cope better in times of great stress. Our volunteers offer trainings on how to set up clinics in disaster situation, ICS 100/700 Courses, and Psychological First Aide. We are available to provide one-hour educational sessions to those in the community wanting to learn more about what we do.  We have partnered with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department, Boulder County Mental Health, and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management.  If you would like to partner with us, please contact Monica Edlauer at boulderacupuncture@comcast.net Phone: 303-859-7556

Vision: By proving the NADA protocol treatment, the resilience and independence of individuals affected by disaster is fostere and restored such that they may rebuild their lives and communities in health and dignity. Mission: The mission of the CAMRC is to provide treatment to evacuees, first responders, and others by licensed acupuncturists and NADA providers using the five needle ear protocol (NADA Protocol) during events and educate communities on the benefit of the NADA protocol.  CAMRC volunteers will be requested to joint their local MRC if one is available.

What are the advantages of volunteering through a federally-approved MRC?

  • Our MRC volunteers work alongside other medical and service professionals as a team
  • We have the best opportunity to share our services with the most people in need of our care
  • We get the word out to the community at large that acupuncture care makes a real, positive difference!
  • As a member of an approved MRC, you will
    • receive training in various aspects of disaster response
    • learn how to set up your own disaster-response clinic
    • learn how to communicate effectively with other parts of a coordinated disaster response in Colorado

Who Can Join:

Anyone 18 years and older can join our MRC.  Those who can provide ear acupuncture treatment must be a Colorado state licensed acupuncturist or be a licensed health care professionals trained in the NADA protocol.

How can I join the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC)?

  • Complete the Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer online application. CLICK HERE
  • Within 6 months of joining, complete the required courses offered by CAMRC or though other sources.
  • Request to join our private online Facebook Group:  Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps.

Why we use the NADA Protocol:

  • Cost effective
  • Portable:  Clinics can be set-up just about anywhere
  • Everyone receives the same treatment in a group setting-raises healing energies
  • People stay fully clothed
  • Efficient and effective in short amount of time
  • Safe, simple, and profound treatments

Benefits of the NADA Protocol Treatment:

  • helps to “reset” the sympathetic nervous system (flight or flight response);
  • can improve sleep and appetite;
  • can reduce pain;
  • can reduce overall stress, anxiety and tension;
  • can improve a person’s ability to cope in times of great stress

Need More Information?

Contact Information:
Jennifer Ulman, Assistant Unit Coordinator:  Jennulman@hotmail.com Phone: 303-548-9761
Monica Edlauer, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator:  boulderacupuncture@comcast.net Phone:  303-859-7556 Randi Savage RN, MS, Lic. Ac, Unit Coordinator: Rlsavage1830@msn.com Phone: 303-710-9849 National MRC Website:  https://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/
Steve Shomo L.Ac, CSCS, E-RYT, WFR,  Training Coordinator: zenmedic9@gmail.com  Phone: (303)995-7827

Make a Donation:

If you are interested in making a donation, click the “Donate” button below,or please contact: Jennifer Ulman, Assistant Unit Coordinator:  Jennulman@hotmail.com Phone: 303-548-9761 

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