Archive | March, 2012

Poking 101: The Mysteries of Acupuncture School

March 23, 2012

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There is somewhat of a mystique around dubbing oneself “an acupuncture student.” At parties it makes you interesting and different. In intellectual settings it makes you have to work 10 times harder to convince someone that you know how to use your brain. In general, it makes you party to a bevy of questions: So […]

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Why Are You Poking Me?

March 13, 2012

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As an acupuncture student, I’ve found myself acting as a liaison, of sorts, between the often esoteric, misunderstood world of Chinese medicine and… well… real life. After eight semesters of full-on immersion in a world where having acupuncture meridians and points drawn all over your body is a right of passage, telling someone you have liver qi stagnation […]

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