This extremely poor, rural area of India, where even the most basic medical needs of the population have gone undiagnosed and untreated, is now the site of a training and treatment facility for acupuncture: the Acupuncture Institute and Free Community Clinic of Ananda Nagar (AIAN). AIAN provides education, training, and facilities to local and visiting medical personnel. Its Free Clinic administers successful treatment for both acute and seriously chronic conditions, markedly enhancing the overall quality of life for its patients.
The AIAN is one of the several institutions operated by Ananda Marga Gurukula - an autonomous university. Based on Neo-Humanist Education Values, it aims at liberating the individual and society-at-large from physical and mental bondage, thereby clearing a path for spiritual realization.
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