I recently had a patient who has decided to enroll in the Acupuncture Diploma program- at Grant MacEwan – after experiencing the effects of acupuncture herself. This made me so excited! I am in love with acupuncture and the theories behind Chinese Medicine, and that another person is going to experience that makes me so pumped! But it also brings me back to how much I appreciate my education, acupuncture and all my patients.
Don’t get me wrong, not every day is rainbows and butterflies, but I can’t imagine doing something everyday that I did not love. And the acupuncture experiences shared by my patients brings me back to that place of pure appreciation that I was able to come into a career I feel so passionately about.
As some of you may know, I thought it all started when I was twelve. I was initially introduced to acupuncture in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Regular treatments, exercise and a regimented diet brought me to where I am today – according to blood work and MRI results I no longer have Ankylosing Spondylitis! So that is where my intrigue towards holistic medicine and energy began.
However, when I look back on my life as a young child, I already was aware of energy and the healing powers from the earth and my body/mind. I just didn’t know how to interpret it yet. I remember sitting outside at the farm I grew up at, just sitting in silence focusing on my breath – little did I know I was meditating. Its simple memories like this that confirms that I am doing exactly what I need and want to be doing in life.
Every day I walk into the clinic is a new day of problem solving and getting to spend time and help so many wonderful people. I love that I am able to facilitate in someone’s health, whether it is physical, emotional or psychological.
I feel so fortunate to be on the life path that I am, and I urge you to find something you love. Something that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. Something where you don’t feel drained when you get home at night. Something that you want to do in your spare time.
I had a patient come in Sunday for a treatment and she proceeded to tell me that she was having a conversation with her sister prior to coming in. She had to hang up because it was time for her to leave for her acupuncture appointment and her sister said “Really? On a Sunday?”, my patient replied, “She is accommodating”. My patient wasn’t telling me this for any reason other than making conversation, however, its words like those that make me feel excited that I am able to provide for my patients. Because, you see, I don’t mind working Sundays or late on Mondays and Tuesdays because most the time it just doesn’t feel like work. I love it so I don’t mind coming in on a day off to treat someone if their schedule doesn’t fit my schedule and they are leaving on a trip soon.
I love what I do and it just so happens I get to help people while I am at it. So I guess what I am trying to say is I felt I needed to express to all my patients and anyone reading this how grateful I am towards them. If it weren’t for all of you there is no way I would be able to have a career I am so very passionate about.
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Peace and love to you all.