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  therapies such as: Chinese herbs medicine, Ear acupuncture, Steam Inhalation and Vaginal Steaming, using medicinal hebs, Moxibustion, Physiotherapy and  massage techniques., we can help improve the health and quality of life of vulnerable refugees who have experienced trauma at physical, mental, and emotional levels.

 

At EARTH MEDICINE, we work with volunteer therapists base in Lesbos and also with therapist  from abroad. We feel tremendously grateful to each of the therapists who support us from different countries in Europe.

 

We are very satisfied to have our Online Consultation  for Chinese Herbs Medicine Formulae. This plataform allows  our most vulnerable patients to have a safe environment to communicate their symptoms and ailments to the therapist.

 

Once this process  is done, our therapists send the herbs medicine  formulae to Lesbos with the instructions for each patient. These patients are rigorously monitored.every week in order to determine the effectiveness of the treatment or the need  for a new online consultation to adapt  the formulae to each person needs. 

 

The  EARTH MEDICINE project also seeks to be a space for integration, connection and development. 

Following this principle, we work with professionals from other fields, who also seek deep human connections, and not continue repeating competitive and individualistic attitudes that only feed the personal ego, destroying the 

collective human spiritual growth.

This project started in November 2018. We are very satisfied with our achievements so far and we wish to continue developing  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

73

female

90

Total

163

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

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 %

Total patients 2020

Age group

4

10

103

45

Physical Rehabilitation at EARTH MEDICINE

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