We are an International NGO, non-profit "Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society" AWBIS®, ASFWHO® International, ASFLAT® Latin America, and IFAWBAS®-FEDASF® International. They are all part of a Single Organization
United Working for the same purpose, Access to natural health, that in the world there are good Professionals and Therapists, of Traditional Medicines, that is our interest!
Our Great Family: Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society
We are: AWBIS® ASFI® FEDASF® IFAWBAS® ASFWHO® ASFLAT® NAHSFI® AMASFI® ICSAN® ASFI.PRO®
Our NGO is entirely made up of people from all areas of knowledge. We keep the doors of the Organization open to New Members, with or without knowledge, who have innate abilities, a willingness to help, to progress as therapists, professionals and as people.
Also, Educational Centers, Schools, Academies and Universities, to promote the signing of any of the Educational and Bonding Agreements that it has, AWBIS®-ASFI®.
In this new “Stage that we started in 2020”, which had remained as a “Project” since 2016, on the Unification of the 4 Centrals. (ASFI®-AWBIS®, FEDASF®–IFAWBAS®, ASFWHO® and ASFLAT®). And so, that the confusion about: where do I belong? Today one of us is a complete Unit and one Member will belong to all.
With multiple changes in the Organization, we are initiating a New and Renewed “Worldwide Campaign for New Member Registrations and Membership Renewals”. Since May 2020 by Resolution of the Unified Directors Board, the Registration and Renewal, to be part of the Volunteering in ASFI®-AWBIS® is Free. (Unlike many other Organizations).
Those who are willing to help, can make a voluntary donation, but only those people, “who really have the will to do so.” How to donate supplies we need, please see our «List of Needs from Here»
Also, within the changes, New Categories of Members are added, at this stage, so that together, we can help in any of the new areas and positions available; in this way, the future will be more profitable for the community, to which we provide assistance and of course: for you.
The donations we request do not have a fixed amount, and it is in order to continue supporting the Organization and the actions to be carried out, today as a single “Organization”, with the Unified Centrals, which we have registered as: UDB™-JDU®-CAU®. Permanent Unification, since 2020.
There are three important dependent areas, which are Administered by the different Centrals: from ASFWHO® International, the area depends on: NAHSFI® “Naturopaths and Homeopaths Without Borders International”. The area of ASFLAT® Latin America depends on: AMASFI® “Association of Massage Therapists and Physical Manipulators of Acupuncturists Without Borders International”. And the ICSAN® Council “International Council for Safety in Acupuncture & Naturopathy”, depends on: AWBIS®-ASFI® International, in conjunction with: ASFWHO® International for the integration of Naturopaths.
About Our Mission, Vision and Values
Provide Assistance, encourage personal growth, work together with the different medicines for the well-being of all the people we serve, with passion, with affection and with something that medicine forgets: “with Humanity”.
Spread Traditional Oriental Medicine, in all the peoples of the world, as a preventive medicine, given the global gravity in which we live where the consumption of chemicals exceeds the body's ability to get rid of them, and I feel a good alternative to aggressive treatments.
Health preserve quality treatments and Training in marginalized communities in the new program 2020 of "Natural Health Promoter" or Nhp. to help with multiple therapeutic areas deficient or distant health centers.
Help in all circumstances, where we can and within our reach, through our volunteer collaborating, professional and clinical Members.
Work in Union, Fraternity and Coordination with our teams, supporting them in everything that is required in certain situations.
Contribute with the New modifications to the Rules and Regulations of December 2019, with free membership to obtain your membership in the organization, requesting a voluntary donation, or with donations of your knowledge and experiences, to help the population.
We have achieved the integration of the four strongest headquarters (previously dispersed) and the oldest, and we have dismantled the continental blocks and the web pages of each country, since they consumed many resources that are now necessary for the realization of low and high impact campaigns in the community.
We continue to fight so that in many countries Traditional Chinese and Oriental Medicine is definitively separated from others Medicines. We will continue giving the information that is available to us on "Traditional Medicine with scientific bases, just for a sector contrary to these, see and compare the importance of a return to the origins.
We continue with the subareas that not only bring together Acupuncturists of all levels, but also with NAHSFI® “Naturopaths and Homeopaths Without Borders International" and the integration of AMASFI® "Association of Massage Therapists Without Borders International", which brings together professional massage therapists, chiropractic with medical techniques, osteopaths and others.
We take as values of Our Mission and Vision, respect, honesty, loyalty, our firm principles, solidarity and selfless service, a responsible commitment to society. Multidisciplinary teamwork, equity and equality among all people, commitment to health and life. Human dignity, and respect for nature and those who live in it.
Humanitarian Aid: whenever it is within our reach, with the necessary volunteers and economic availability, the Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®-ASFI®, accompanies, coordinates, and gives support and assistance to volunteers so that they can fulfill their functions.
Joint actions: The United Centrals make calls to the headquarters, the countries, and the continents where we have a presence, to achieve a joint action of all hierarchical levels of the Organization. Getting the mobilization of volunteers. From the different Chambers and Boards, including Directors, Managers, Representatives, Correspondents, and Members of all categories, in general. We develop projects for eventualities or low-impact care. Also, permanent regional aid projects. (within the possibilities) Community Training Projects with new programs that will be of help in each community, which we impart.
Ethics, Rules and Regulations, always attentive to changes, we remain faithful to our principles and values that we never abandon. Ethics in education of the entities that many times, instead of being unified, are divided into more branches of a way of teaching, "Doing it Correctly", under the WHO guidelines on a single nomenclature standard in the points of the TCM and the OM, we establish ethical standards with international entities, to achieve, in the future, the objectives of unifying educational criteria. We fully follow all the recommendations of the WHO and the IACTCM University, Shanghai, on the matter.
Offer Charges to Volunteers of the Organization (unpaid, but with incentives) and where only the power to market is regulated, prior economic linkage agreement, products or services with our names, logos, and slogans, but they grant the Member "Incentives" particular in each country.
The benefits of belonging to a global non-profit Organization are many and we are very well differentiated from other organizations. the organization rewards volunteers, when they are entrepreneurs, for exceeding annual goals, for active and continuous participation, and much more.
We look for those talents that are in each Member of our world community. We provide support for their development and the necessary support, to stimulate their capacities. In this way, they give you the freedom to present your ideas, ideals and points of view to continue growing together.
Values and Fundamentals of Organization.
To Cultural Diversity, Customs and Traditions of the Peoples, and of individuals.
Honesty, ethics and veracity as a fundamental basis in our actions, permanently.
True to our fundamental principles and values that we never abandon. Loyalty to the Organization and its care.
Selfless empathy towards others, supporting their cause, with the dangers and benefits that this action entails.
Free, low-cost therapeutic care, or through a voluntary donation, in the least favored. Acting in emergencies and post disasters, whenever possible.
Deliver the maximum effort in the fulfillment of our functions, following the principles and basic rules of the Organization, and doing our work responsibly.
Collaborate in the development of the potential of each Member. In supporting other organizations with identical interests. Provide knowledge and help improve people’s lifestyle.
Each Member from his place and function in the Organization will strengthen, with his individual contribution, and teamwork, informing the team.
Equal opportunities, without any discrimination. Denouncing the irregularities that a Member may commit against equity in the Organization.
In the prevention and suitability of human resources. Train better Professionals, so that they are verified and trained. Educating in this millenary medicine as a goal.
For the satisfaction received, in the experience obtained, in the development of voluntary work. Humanitarian that we carry out in this International Organization.
To improve ourselves every day, in the shortcomings and mistakes learned from the past, in the objectives of the Organization, in the search for awareness, towards a greater participation in volunteering.
What is being a Volunteer?
“Volunteering is an exercise of active and organized citizenship that, from co-responsibility, freedom and gratuity in its actions, seeks the encounter of equals, creating spaces for joint knowledge, health and reflection, to fight for justice, social and individual development, defense of human dignity from the transformation and social improvement”
Would it help us with a Donation?
You can donate for Specific Causes, or in whatever amount you want. Any Help will be Welcome. Donate!, Many people will appreciate it. Thank you!
How are the 4 centrals made up?
Plants 1 to 4, previously separated, today make up a single Administration Unit. All are Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society, with the same Guidelines, Regulations and Ethical Codes.
Algunas tienen ciertas injerencias e “independencias” en algunos casos, pero siempre, cualquier “acción” debe ser aprobada con el 50% +1 de los votos de todas las centrales, para que se valide.
Anterior a la Reforma de 2019, cada Central, tenía independencia en la aplicación de Normas y Reglamentos (que diferían en algnos temas, unas de otras), sus áreas de acción también eran diferentes –o tenían el poder de hacerlo-. Hoy todas Conforman la UDB™ (Unified Directors Board o JDU® (Junta Directiva Unificada).
Sin que ninguna Central pierda su nombre. Pero el “Conjunto Unificado que siempre debe entenderse es: ASFI® “Acupuntores Sin Fronteras Internacionales” / AWBIS® Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society. O simplemente ASFI®-AWBIS®
Distribution of the Centrals in Graphical Form
The numbering is only to give you a location, but they are not important. Any of them can be in any number, since all “are a Unit”.
Both make up a Central. With 5 languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French and Italian
Both make up a Central. With 2 main languages: Spanish and English.
It is a single Central. With 4 main languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.
It is a single Central. With 3 main languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Dependent on AWBIS® “International Council for Safety in Acupuncture & Naturopathy”.
Dependent on ASFWHO® “Naturopaths and Homeopaths Without Borders International”
Dependent on ASFLAT® Association of Massage Therapists and Physical Rehabilitators
Remaining 3 dependent areas: NAHSFI® “Naturopaths and Homeopaths Without International Borders” dependent on: ASFWHO® International and AMASFI® “Association of Massage Therapists and Physical Rehabilitators of Acupuncturists Without Borders International”, dependent on: ASFLAT® Latin America, and the ICSAN® Council or “International Council for Safety in Acupuncture and Naturopathy”, dependent on: ASFI®-AWBIS® International. These three dependent areas are part of: AWBIS® Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society, or ASFI® Acupuntores Sin Fronteras Internacionales. That they are subareas does not indicate that they cannot function independently. “The Dependency as an Area of some Central, is for Organizational reasons”
Explaining a little better... Why so many names?
Today is simplified! Before the 2019 resolution of Unification, there was a Name and an acronym per Country and another for each Continent! If four Centrals and three Areas, it gets complicated… imagine Acronyms for Each Country of Each Continent, and of the Continent! All a confusion, that’s what has changed since 2020.
Now, the Centrals that last, by antiquity in time, and by knowledge of the names internationally, today ASFI®-AWBIS® International, and the four Centrals, are an integral and essential part of the other. An indivisible Unit.
The Centrals that belong to us are:
ASFI® International “Acupuntores Sin Fronteras Internacionales“, in Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian. AWBIS® International “Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society”, in internationalized English. ASFWHO® “Acupuntores Sin Fronteras-World Humanitarian Organization” in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. ASFLAT® “Acupuntores Sin Fronteras of Latin America and Caribbean” in Spanish Portuguese and English. FEDASF® “Federación Internacional de Acupuntores Sin Fronteras y Sociedades de Acupuntura” in Spanish, and IFAWBAS® “International Federation of Acupuncturists Without Borders and Acupuncture Societies”, in internationalized English.
Composition of the Centrals and their Areas
The 1st Central is composed of: ASFI®-AWBIS® is a single Central, since it has been identified with the same name since its foundation, even in different languages.
They make up the 2nd Central: FEDASF®-IFAWBAS®, which despite the fact that their acronyms may not coincide, their action and meaning is the same and both make up the second Central, or International Federation.
The 3rd Central is: ASFWHO®, and the 4th Central recently incorporated in 2016, and Ratified in 2019 is: ASFLAT®.
Among these “4 (four) Unified Centrals” make up the UDB™ “Unified Directors Board” in English, or JDU® “Junta Drectiva Unidicada” in Spanish, CAU® “Conselho de Administração Unificado” in Portuguese, “Conseil d’Administration Unifié” in French, and “Consiglio di Amministrazione Unificato” in Italian. It was not easy, the adaptation of the Members of a Unified Directors Board so, is diverse and intercultural, and in some points, there is still disagreement, different areas, different countries, different cultures and therefore different realities… but what we succeed, and that’s what matters!
There were four years of interventions, of making, undoing and modifying to reach the agreements of responsibilities, so that at the end of 2019, a Single Identity was Established. Also, the adoption of Unique Regulations and Guidelines for all equally. The creation and implementation of the “New Management Modalities”, so that each Area has guidelines, without losing all autonomy, which they had. But today, yes, all Central and its Members, follow and fulfill the same objectives of the Organization since its last Foundation. (this is the largest and most difficult movement since its foundation).
Join now! the Membership is Free from May 2020, forever!
Register or Renew, and continue being part of Acupuncturists Without Borders Society AWBIS®-ASFI®
Being part of AWBIS®-ASFI® International
There are good reasons to Become a Member and Join! Apart from that since May 2020 it is free.
Members of AWBIS®-ASFI® International are recognized internationally, for their Membership, their Credentials, their participation in Campaigns, those of low impact or high impact. For his humanitarian and selfless acts.
For his Honesty and Humanism. For his permanence in the Organization. They are Members of all areas and categories, who over time, earned their place in AWBIS®, where their voices are heard, and taken into account. An AWBIS® Member will add experience! and can be "Promoted" as a permanent Member, of which we can be sure they will be.
It is also "The Members" who represent us, defend and define who we are, what we do.
But above all, they are People, who help those who need it and why not, also themselves, with the multiple Benefits, and Obligations, that being a Member of a World Organization implies.
Get Certified in AWBIS®
Unlike the "New Credential" that is delivered to every Member who registers, or who performs its Renewal; The International Certificate of Member is only given to all Members in the corresponding category and area, who make a donation (for the amount they wish). When they register they will have the option of doing so or not. It's optional. The New Certificate (along with the credential that is delivered) will make great differences, having it in public view as "Member of Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®. The Members that year after year are renewing and obtaining their "Certificate" are taken into account for: Positions, to Promote their Membership, to become Federated, among others. It could be included in the list of AWBIS®-ASFI® Members, with their qualifications, the mentions within any area of the Organization, with the honors, as "Verified Member" in any of the areas that make up Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society.
Acceptance at the Centrals
Any Registered and Accepted Member in ASFI®-AWBIS will have, during the time that their Credential is marked, the "Membership to 3 of the 4 Centrals and 3 areas (ASFI®-AWBIS®, ASFWHO® and ASFLAT®) and to the areas of NAHSFI®, or AMASFI® and obtain Membership to the ICSAN® Council as a Verified Member.
The only exclusion is the International Federation FEDASF®-IFAWBAS®, which only admits Members with 5 continuous years of permanence and pass any of the Verifications.
As a Member of ASFI®-AWBIS®, you will be recognized by the mentioned Centrals, being able to transfer your position or your "Membership" to the central you want, and even belong to more than one. You can propose, invite and participate in each ASFI®-AWBIS® project, and with your consent, be on the web in the Members and Professionals section.
Have you been a Member of ASFI®-AWBIS® for 5 years? You can Federate!
If you have doubts or questions, you can visit the page, on Verification: AC3, AC2 and AC1, to be able to Federate. You can go from the button on the right.
You will find all the information regarding the International Professional Verification, made available by FEDASF® International, from October 2021, to become a federation. (It will leave this website, in a new tab, to go to the FEDASF®)
How to become a Member of the
Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®-ASFI®?
In the buttons found on the ribbon below, you can: Start your Registration to Acupuncturists Without Borders International Society AWBIS®-ASFI®, which since May 2020 is Free.
You can also see the button to Renew your Membership to continue being part of this great family. In the Registration and Renewal forms you will find an option indicating if “You want to be a Federated Member”, if you check that box on the Registration or Renewal form, we will send you the requirements (see categories before. Requirements directly on the website of FEDASF® to which you can go «From Here» to be able to Federate, requirements apply: such as having more than 5 uninterrupted years in the Organization).
For the Registration in AWBIS®-ASFI® International, the only requirements is that you have a real desire, have a few hours available for actions of, AWBIS®-ASFI® and wish to be part of the worldwide volunteering, to provide help in whatever way you can! It is thanks to volunteering that we have been able to help in many situations. Let us continue promoting together solidarity and the humanitarian purpose that should characterize us.