An Uncommon Story Commonly Encountered by CAPs.

Yesterday I had to telephone a patient of mine, so I pulled out her chart for her phone number, and as I was waiting for the phone to ring, I idly glanced down at the other information on her intake form.This is a woman who is active as a realtor (she was the first “green” realtor in the county), she’s involved with the local community in green events and legislation, and she has a husband and two young children.This weekend she and her husband are celebrating their anniversary at Lake Tahoe.Less than two years ago was the first time that she came to me. On the intake form, under “occupation”, she had written “disabled”.Two treatments every week is what did it.When I reminded her of what she had written, she realized that she had completely forgotten that.

Sure, she still has regular M.D. visits to monitor the conditions for the original complaints, but even I am amazed at how active, productive and pain-free this patient has become.My job satisfaction was very high yesterday.

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Author: lumiel

I earned a B.A. in Hotel/Restaurant Admin, but soon realized that I wanted to do something more meaningful.  Became interested in nutrition and education when pregnant with my first child. Interest in health led me to becoming a foot reflexologist, which led to a massage practice and suddenly discovering the love of my life: Chinese medicine! Practicing for 18 years, Hawaiian/Californian, acu-educated PCOM San Diego/OCOM Portland. Started my CAP in <a href="https://www.communityacu.com/" target="_blank">San Rafael</a>, Marin County, July 4, 2006, even while earning my doctorate at OCOM.  This didn't seem to make sense, but it was my way of comparing the old way of practicing acupuncture to a simpler, truer expression of what I had learned in school.  I love it. And I love being a part of this grand movement to change the world by being true to our conscience. Reopened all over again when I moved to a place where no one had ever heard of me. 3 months open so far, and just beginning to meet expenses. I have no doubt this will succeed and I will be hiring by next year.

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  1. That’s wonderful Lumiel!  I

    That’s wonderful Lumiel!  I know sometimes I get caught up in working on the business and financial part of the practice, and forget how wonderful it feels to help people have healthier lives.