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Nagorno-Karabakh, historically Armenian land, was attached to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan by Stalin. Since 1991 and the breakdown of the USSR, Nagorno-Karabakh has been fighting for its independence. This war is one of the deadliest ethnic conflicts of the post-Soviet era.
Sensitive to the problems of the civilian populations who are suffering from this tragedy, Elise Boghossian went there in 2002 to help. First in Yerevan, to work with a hospital in the capital, then directly on site in Nagorno-Karabakh where she will return regularly until 2011.
Acupuncture provides real help to war wounded, especially to relieve them of severe pain.