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MY JOURNEY TO ACUPUNCTURE
My introduction to alternative medicine began with my mom and my bladder. In my twenties, I used to get bladder infection after bladder infection, which meant one round of antibiotics after another. I knew at the time that it wasn’t good for me to keep taking antibiotics. Western doctors couldn’t find an answer for why I kept getting the infections, the only solution was more antibiotics. In desperation, my mom found a homeopath who prescribed a remedy that took my bladder pain away immediately and healed the infection. Eventually, the need to take that remedy when I felt an infection coming on became less and less until I rarely, if ever, got a bladder infection.
I continued seeing a homeopath for other conditions but what I found was, if the homeopath didn’t find the right remedy, nothing happened. As a result, I tried acupuncture. The acupuncturist I began seeing helped me when I came down with the common cold, had menstrual cramps, issues during pregnancy, and with shoulder pain which was the result of a repetitive motion injury and later due to lifting weights incorrectly. Every time I left her office, I always felt a sense of well being along with a relief of my symptoms.
Through the years of seeing an acupuncturist, I came to rely on her for any ailment that came along and as someone who listened to what I had to say and always lent a sympathetic ear. Several years ago, my acupuncturist and I talked about where she went to acupuncture school and the training she received. As a result of our numerous talks, and my keen interest in alternative medicine, I knew it was my destiny to become an acupuncturist. One of the key letters of recommendation into the Master’s degree program was written by my acupuncturist.
Today, acupuncture is my go to for every ailment affecting my family. While in acupuncture school, I worked on my husband who has chronic back pain due to a ruptured disc in his lower back. Before I began practicing acupun