What we do

At EARTH MEDICINE we provide rehabilitation treatments to refugees living in the Kara Tepe and Moria Refugee camps who are suffering from chronic injuries and have been victims of torture and violence.

About the project

At EARTH MEDICINE, we strongly believe that combining treatments such as Acupuncture, different styles of bodywork and Massage Therapy, Medicinal Herbs, and Physiotherapy, we can help improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable refugees who have experienced trauma at physical, mental, and emotional levels.

This project started in January 2019. We are very satisfied with our success and achievements so far and we wish to continue growing in the coming years.

Increase in the number of patients

There has been a steady increase of patients since the project began in January 2019. The typical number of new cases is 4-10 people per month, coming from Moria and Kara Tepe camps. Up to now we have treated 119 cases.

Number of patients

male

80

female

39

Total

119

Total patients

Recovered and ongoing cases

During this past year we had 52 fully recovered cases, 42 on-going, and 15 who have left the island. With the current influx of refugees to the island, we expect that the number of new cases that we treat per month will increase.

New patients per month

Age group

4

29

56

24

Most common injuries

The refugee population commonly presents with chronic physical injuries such as elbow fractures, herniated discs, lower limb fractures, knee and wrist problems, joint atrophy and deformity; as well as the psychological and emotional consequences of traumatic experiences lived both before leaving their countries and during their journeys to safety.

Injury sites %

Physical Rehabilitation at EARTH MEDICINE

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