Changing Health, Inc. (CHi) is a New York State nonprofit with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status founded in 2008. This is New York’s first nonprofit dedicated to establishing, facilitating and maintaining AFFORDABLE, DONATION BASED ACUPUNCTURE CLINICS where no one will be turned away for financial reasons. CHi is committed to delivering quality acupuncture in low-cost community settings, allowing many people to have access to a safe, toxin-free form of health care. Special clinics will provide care for veterans, servicemen, reservists and their families. CHi practitioners will facilitate proper medical referral for patients with more serious medical conditions.
Three Main Goals of CHi – Nonprofit Acupuncture
Program 1: Domestic Health Clinics
Program 2: International Health Clinics
Program 3: Research and Education
Program 1 Domestic Health Centers will provide low cost, community style acupuncture to people prohibited from receiving these services because of cost. CHi has a special interest in developing clinics to provide acupuncture for veterans. Patients are treated in an open area to share and experience the common goal of returning to health. Additionally, patients and families will be taught simple home care techniques to help themselves.
CHi plans to expand inculde opening domestic clinics nationally by supporting practitioners in their communities with a clinic model, funding, advertising and back office support.
Program 2 International Health Centers: After successfully establishing community acupuncture centers in the US, as well as building strong active volunteer support, CHi plans to expand internationally.
CHi will ask for local and governmental assistance to facilitate the establishment of international acupuncture health clinics to provide treatment, teach self care techniques and promote community wellness.
Program 3 Research and Education on the Efficacy of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Other Modalities: The biomedical field has migrated towards evidence-based medicine. As a result, the World Health Organization, UNESCO, and the National Institute for Medicine have been spending considerable time and effort to find more ways to continue the study of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Through accurate, diligent and competent research, the most effective treatments can be further identified. CHi will be able to study the effects of treatment over time as experienced by the patient as they live their life.
For more information on acupuncture, visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.