Gritty Givers: Why the Community Acupuncture Narrative Speaks to Us.

Gritty Givers: Why the Community Acupuncture Narrative Speaks to Us.

I was talking with someone about the stories the people in the medical professional tell each other. The way they ascribe meaning. This is why we do what we do. This is how it is meaningful. This is how we make sense of our lives and our work.

  And figuring out why Community Acupuncture touches so many of us so deeply. Why it just makes sense.

And how do RNs and MDs succeed in their systems? It's not as simple as they have jobs and we don't. It's hard hard work. And the stories are gruesome in the hours worked, sleep deprivation, difficult patients, and much much more. But this ethic of working really hard to care for people that need it is very meaningful.

  And the acupuncturist narrative has always lacked that aspect. As if we just float into work work with each patient for 1+ hours is a perfectly calm relaxed manner and float ourselves back home easily calming making $100k+ a year. Oh right.

  People who work in healthcare tell an in the trenches narrative. And Community Acupuncture tells that same narrative.

  That is my story. And that is the story we all share.
The idea of integration into the medical system by saying the right words is just BS when your professional narrative is off. Its like you're not even speaking the same language.

  And hint hint its not medical jargon.
Its that in the trenches gruesome life is hard but we care kind of language.

Its the problem of a BA coming to a CA clinic and talking your ear off about their particular lineage. Its like going to an in the trenches MD and talking for an hour about some new theoretical medical idea. Look they can just tell.

  You're supposed to tell gruesome survival stories. 😉

Jade Fang
Author: Jade Fang

Opened Jade Community Acupuncture in July of 2009. Loving the CA experience. Love being a part of the community. It's my first time being in business by myself, so writing about the roller coaster ride it is being a first time businesswoman. Have some marketing experience, love to help people with their marketing. Really appreciate the community of support with CAN! Everyone's helped me so much!

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