People who know me from this blog or via my other social media platforms probably already know this but…August and early September is board exam season for me. I’ve been practicing traditional Chinese bodywork and providing mind-body health and wellness coaching for the past couple years but my program was designed to have me end up as a licensed acupuncturist. That involves a four and a half year program of study that includes quite a bit of clinical internship and board exams. Yesterday, I sat for and passed my Evil Western Biomedicine board exam and this is important–for you, and for anyone who goes to see a licensed acupuncturist.
Taking care of your health is not a matter of doing something only once you are ill, though that is part of it. Truly, though? Taking care of your health means that you are proactive and that you nurture your wellness as a natural part of your routine lifestyle. That can mean the more well-known acupuncture, it could be something less-familiar to you, like tui na or other manual therapies. It could be herbs or mindfulness practice. When all is said and done, you have an incredibly rich resource for your health if you go with Chinese medicine. Try it, you’ll see!