Why I Practice Acupuncture

Acupuncture is not a typical career choice. High school seniors don’t go to job fairs and hang out at the Chinese medicine table. So we are often asked: “How did you get into acupuncture?”

In the beginning, I answered the way I had heard other practitioners answer. Many years later, as I started to understand it better, I saw how wrong this story was. It is the apparent answer. It is the series of events, the things. But in truth, my coming to this work is more like a string being tuned.

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