My Path to Acupuncture
How I finally found my calling...
I always knew I wanted to work in the medical field. When we were kids, my sister and I had a doctor's office set up in our basement. At the risk of violating pretend HIPAA laws, we saw patients like Mrs. Supreme Seasonings and Mr. Teddy Bear. It was all serious fun.
In my early 20's, I started pursuing a career in Western Medicine when two things changed my mind. First, through my experiences at work, I started seeing holes in the way western medicine treated patients. Secondly, I got sick. I started getting high fevers, my joints swelled, I was getting painful ulcerations, and it took a colonoscopy to tell us that the ulcers were also in my intestines. I was tired ALL.THE.TIME. It took 3 years and many MANY specialists to diagnose me with a very rare autoimmune disease called Behcet's.
Nobody knew why I was sick....
It didn't seem like the doctors cared why I was sick, how I got sick, or how it was affecting my life. It didn't even seem like they ever heard me! I was always given the same prescriptions with no end in sight. I knew I didn't want this endless cycle of doctors and medicine in my life, so I started researching ways to heal myself.
My healing journey started with nutrition and yoga, then Chiropractic. When I found Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, it worked! This medicine answered my questions about why I had gotten sick, had specific ways to treat and relieve my symptoms, and it made me feel great! I was off all of my medication and I knew I had to share this with other people with similar stories. I had found my path.