I was taken back a bit. “Yes, I love being an acupuncturist.”
“Why?” She asks.
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.