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Our team at the Yayawatta Village Clinic was sponsored by Mr. Upamali Munaweera to conduct a special one day clinic at the Minhath Montessori Pre-School to benefit the families of the Dickwella community.

Real Medicine’s efforts were profiled by two English speaking newspapers, one of which is listed below. We’d like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Upamali Munaweera for her generous support.

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California physician Dr. Martina Fuchs wanted to help in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami. Mike O'Sullivan reports, the decision led her to create a charity called the Real Medicine Foundation, which offers health care and help for the poor in 11 countries.

In Los Angeles, teachers have been trained in psychological trauma counseling for students in gang-ridden parts of the city. Children at a clinic in Lagos, Nigeria, get vaccinations. Women with spinal cord injuries in northwestern Pakistan, devastated by an earthquake in 2005, are receiving treatment.

The projects grew out of the...

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The American Massage Therapy Association's Massage Therapy Journal Winter Issue 2007. "Waves of Hope" documents the Physical Therapy Enhancement Training at Navajeevana Rehabilitation Center in Tangalle. Now in its third year, this initiative is serving as a template of success for introducing holistic protocols into Real Medicine Initiatives. Our goal for 2008 is to implement this training into the RMF clinics in Peru, Pakistan and Africa. To make a donation to support these initiatives, enter a note saying you'd like your contribution directed to Team Whole Health PT Enhancement.

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Written by DIANA MARTINEZ and RUBY TOVAR

“Most people think only adults are homeless, but there are 16,000 homeless children in Los Angeles. Many of these children still go to school but have to walk through skid row everyday and witness drug transactions and more. So there is trauma coming from all sides. We need to get emotional and psychological support for these kids.” Martina Fuchs

A little more than a year ago, Studio City Pediatrician Martina Fuchs formed theReal Medicine Foundation to aid the victims of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Even though she admits at first she was scared...

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This article is available for download below.

Beth Cole in Sri Lanka (South Beach News) August/September, 2006

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Elaine Fortin is putting her Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Information Technology to broad use. By day, she is a software engineer at Harvard’s central administrative offices. In her spare time, she donates her skills to the Real Medicine Foundation, a humanitarian nongovernmental organization (NGO) that provides holistic medical support to communities around the world affected by natural disasters.

Elaine came into contact with the organization through her relief work in Southeast Asia. After the tsunami struck in December 2005, she was compelled to act. “The images on the television were just so heart wrenching,”...

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HELLO TO OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD FROM THE REAL MEDICINE FOUNDATION TEAM!

We decided to start a new monthly tradition: to update you about our work and our successes – both of which would not be possible without your ongoing emotional and financial support. We are excited to share the ripple effects with you. What started out as a promise to a small community in a devastated area in the Indian Ocean at the beginning of 2005, is growing quickly into an international network of "friends helping friends" around the world.

It is important for us that...

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