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MIRAGLO FOUNDATION – Supporting Innovative Education

MISSION: “Healing people and transforming lives through education, health and research.”

Miraglo Foundation, founded in 2011 by Mimi Guarneri, MD and Rauni Prittinen King, RN, is dedicated to providing healthcare and education to the underserved. Grants are given to support programs nationally and internationally that enhance the sustainability of people and communities. The non-profit was created after traveling to developing countries and witnessing poverty and starvation, with the goal of more effectively improving the lives of those in greatest need.

The Studio at Pacific Pearl was created through the financial support of Miraglo Foundation and the Taylor Advised Endowment Fund for Integrative and Holistic Medicine Education and Research.

In the words of Miraglo Foundation’s founders, “Our goal is to promote love, dignity and healing to those in need around the world. The international board of directors oversees each and every donation, gift and expense. Your generous gifts enable us to fulfill our vision and mission of delivering healthcare and education to underserved communities globally.”

“2014 was a busy year with the opening of our new center, Pacific Pearl La Jolla, where we have the opportunity to research the impact of innovative care delivery that is focused on health and preventing disease.   Our newly renovated education and research studio is now poised to educate nationally through on-line education.”

Learn more about 2015 Miraglo Foundation projects in their annual report at:

And, read about Miraglo Foundation and CNN – Nepal Earthquake (below RESOURCES and AIHM sections)


Link Here: Monthly articles selected by Dr. Guarneri – “AIHM President’s Choice.” Also see articles at our BLOG & NEWS tab.

  • We offer a library of information in our Video Gallery from Dr. Mimi Guarneri and other notable leaders in integrative healthcare. The gallery is updated regularly with new videos.
  • See the headings when you pull down the Innovative Education Menu from the top bar. Our Wellness Resources page there has extensive educational offerings and resources.
  • Review the Events Calendar for The Studio at Pacific Pearl La Jolla. 
  • Check out our News page – Articles are cataloged by general topic and by the month posted. We continually add new ones.
  • Link to to AIHM Journal Club, below, which is also a continually updated resource for in-depth articles.


AIHM Journal Club: Articles

The AIHM Journal Club identifies and comments on topics and articles in medical journals that deserve attention by clinicians attempting to keep pace with global advances in integrative health and medicine. The AIHM Journal Club explicitly supports the publication of high-quality articles in peer-reviewed, indexed medical journals. Articles are selected by international experts nominated by their peers and approved by AIHM.

The AIHM Journal Club is available exclusively online. Approximately 10 commentaries are published each month. See their extensive list of topics and articles.

Link here: AIHM Journal Club


About AIHM

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine unites the many voices in integrative health — from family doctors to psychologists, acupuncturists to nurses and every practitioner in between — to build bridges between professions and offer credible educational and certification programs for licensed healthcare providers. There’s a place for you, no matter what your profession in healthcare. Dr. Mimi Guarneri is President of the AIHM.

The Academy advocates for affordability and accessibility on behalf of patients and practitioners and builds leadership capacity in the next generation of caregivers. By combining science and compassion, we are transforming health and medical care.

AIHM sponsors and supports educational events throughout the year. See their website for more information, upcoming events and to become an AIHM member.

MIRAGLO FOUNDATION 2015 Annual Report:
NEWS BULLETIN  4/30/2105

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE and MIRAGLO – video link below 

Anderson Cooper, CNN, interviews CNN Hero and Miraglo Recipient after Nepal Earthquake – video below.

MiragloFoundation is linked directly to Nepal and provides assurance that your funds are going directly to those in need.  

Your Online Donation Will Make A Critical Difference at any time, especially in this time of disaster.

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Miraglo Foundation, 501(c)3 non-profit, was born after Pacific Pearl La Jolla’s Rauni Prittinen King  RN  and  Mimi Guarneri MD spent years traveling extensively to developing  countries and witnessed the poverty and human suffering.  When in Maiti Nepal in Kathmandu, the team met the founder Anuradha Koirala–a social worker and CNN Her–who has been rescuing approximately 12,000 young children.  Of the 12,000 most were girls saved from human trafficking and sex slavery. (see CNN news bulletin below with Anderson Cooper). Miraglo Foundation  has been assisting by providing housing, healthcare and educational grants since the its inception in 2011.

In the aftermath of this devastating earthquake, this service is in critical need. Currently Maiti Nepal (Mother’s Home) houses 425 girls and Ms. Koirala is planning to take an additional 200 young lives to her home.  Funding is needed immediately to provide for these children in Nepal.  Your contribution to Miraglo Foundation will support Anuradha Koirala’s critical work at Maiti Nepal and will also go towards “Mountain Fund” Project in Himalayas that provide similar services for women and children in need.  Learn more and donate through the Miraglo Foundation website:


  • Maiti Nepal is an organization which was started 20 years ago in Kathmandu, Nepal  by a social worker Anuradha Koirala. Her mission was to rescue young children, mostly girls from sex slavery, providing housing, healthcare and education. Her program, a rehabilitation center in Kathmandu, has grown to twelve Intervention Outposts to prevent girls from being trafficked. Maiti Nepal volunteers, who have been rescued from the Indian brothels themselves, watch for the pimps crossing the border with innocent girls who are ignorant of their fate.  The Intervention Outposts serve as “safe houses” providing shelter for short stays, ensuring safe passage home when this is appropriate, and working with the police to apprehend traffickers. We help raise funds to support the courageous girls who are saving their sisters at the Intervention Outposts of Maiti Nepal.
  • A Mountain Fund  is created to growing hope children and women in  the Himalayas to make their livelihood in safe environment, get education and healthcare. Founded in 2005, the Mountain Fund aims to create healthy, vibrant mountain communities where people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. To achieve this goal, we sponsor community-based initiatives that prioritize respect for the local culture and the environment. The focus is to provide education by building schools. In mountain communities the suffering caused by poverty can be overwhelming as the needs for basic amenities far outstrip the local resources. Our approach to sustainable development is to first identify needs that can be fulfilled today, with very little funding and by local protagonists committed to the advancement of their communities. The Mountain Fund then works hand-in-hand with community leaders to develop and implement effective solutions to outstanding problems in their villages.

Miraglo works directly with the people in USA and Nepal that are handling these projects and assure that your funds go directly to the needy.

Anderson Cooper Interviews CNN Hero and Miraglo Foundation Recipient in Nepal on the Devastation & Immediate Needs —video: