Cross-Posted: How We Became “Punks”

In honor of certain recent Facebook threads, Dominic and Carly of Fort Myers Community Acupuncture are sharing with us their reflections on transitioning to community acupuncture and becoming “punks”.

I love this post for many reasons, but particularly because it focuses on what brought a lot of us to punking: not ideology, not a desire to sound like we're hipsters (come ON, Facebook), but the real-life experience of how acupuncture WORKS. Thank you, comrades.

Author: lisafer

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  1. Love this! I started out with my doubts and worried whether I’d fit in. But Community Acupuncture has definitely been the BEST job Ever. And I wouldn’t give it up for the world.

    And POCA is just incredibly awesome. <3