Diana Fried, MAc, LAc, founder and executive director of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB)®, has worked in disasters and underserved communities, offering acupuncture healing in Louisiana, Haiti, Nepal, Mongolia, Ecuador, and Mexico, along with supervising disaster relief work worldwide. AWB provides free and low-cost trauma treatment to heal the wounds of war, helping to limit the passing on of trauma from one generation to the next.
Fried also fostered Acupuncturists Without Border’s Military Stress Recovery Project (MSRP), establishing free clinics serving active duty military, veterans, and their families. Her vision has actualized into 27 affiliated MSRP clinics throughout the United States, providing thousands of treatments to active military and veterans each year.
Fried brings years of experience and training in emotional and trauma healing work, and has worked in international grassroots community development with such renowned organizations as Oxfam America and Grassroots International.
A graduate of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Fried is a certified acupuncture detoxification specialist trained by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association and a certified qigong instructor. She has studied traditional medicine in Mexico and at the University of New Mexico, and she is studying Buddhist chaplaincy at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe.