Why I Love Being an Acupuncturist

The other day in my office, a new patient lying on the table asked me, “ Do you like being an acupuncturist?”

I was taken back a bit.  “Yes, I love being an acupuncturist.”

“Why?” She asks.

Wow, she is quite an inquisitive patient.

So I thought about it for a second.   I thought about how I love that acupuncture works with the body to heal itself, that it focuses on resetting the body to bring it back to balance, and I love that patients can create their own tool box of techniques to participate in their own healing.

But then I thought for another second.  “ I love being an acupuncturist because acupuncture and Chinese medicine can change my patients lives.”

Chronic pain and illness can change your life.

And whether it is a person with terribly itchy and dry skin from eczema, or someone suffering from painful bladder syndrome/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, or with chronic back and shoulder pain, or someone with chronic migraines and headaches, finding relief helps to improve their quality of life.

I love that as an acupuncturist I can help people feel better.

Please call us at 212-319-5757 or e-mail us if you have questions about acupuncture and Chinese medicine for your health concern.
Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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