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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities.  The Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corp is the first statewide all-acupuncture federally approved Medical Reserve Corps in the United States.  We are a group of acupuncturists, licensed health care professionals, and non-medical personnel, who volunteer their time and services during disasters, critical incidents and community events to provide service and support to those communities and first responders.

We have partnered with the Red Cross, Acupuncture Innovations, and numerous state and local emergency response and management organizations.


Vision:  Through acupuncture, the resilience and independence of individuals affected by disaster is fostered and restored such that they may rebuild their lives and communities in health and dignity.

Mission:  The mission of the CAMRC is to provide treatment to evacuees, emergency responders, and others during critical incidents, natural disasters, community events, and to educate on the benefit of acupuncture.

We are available to provide educational sessions to those in the community wanting to learn more about what we do.


Contact Us: 

Dr. Steve Shomo, Unit Coordinator/Training Specialist:
CAMRC.UC@gmail.com  • 303-995-7827

Monica Edlauer, Outreach Coordinator: 
boulderacupuncture@comcast.net  • 303-859-7556

Terry Treece, Volunteer Coordinator:
gate_of_hope@yahoo.com • 720-219-8802

Chris Shiflett, Logistics Coordinator:
shiflett.christopher@gmail.com • 720-299-8849

CAMRC Disaster Response and Support

Dr. Steve Shomo, DAOM, L.Ac, AP, GCDMH, CSCS, WFR

Unit Coordinator/Training Specialist:
CAMRC.UC@gmail.com  • 303-995-7827

Official Website for the Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps (CAMRC)