How Did You Decide To Become an Acupuncturist?

Being brought up in a Western society, I was taught that health care was about finding a cure to a problem. If I had a headache, I took an aspirin to rid the pain. It wasn’t until I actually experienced a period of recurrent colds, that I also realized the importance of preventing disease. I began to seek out Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); treating the root cause of illness, not only symptoms, made sense to me. That is not to say finding an effective treatment method to disease is not also important, but if we can find ways to enhance wellbeing, then we have the best of both worlds. In the mid 90's, after graduating college, I was working in San Francisco, as a Graphic [...]