July 1, 2020

There is a saying amongst acupuncturists: “Going to a western doctor to address a chronic illness is like going to an acupuncturist with a bullet wound.” On one hand, it serves as a diplomatic extension of recognition, that western medicine serves an important purpose. Without things like emergency medicine, heart or brain surgery and (certain) vaccines, who knows where we’d be? Dead, probably. We...

June 1, 2020

When patients ask their acupuncturist: “How did you get into this anyway?” I assume they often get the same answer, just as we all got the same answer from most of our peers in Chinese Medical School. We chose to pursue this as practitioners after first experiencing its benefits as patients.

The answer was sometimes different for the Asian students. Maybe one of their close friends or family member...