As I read the article above about the Brazilian city that ended hunger, I was warmed by the changes in the people that this simple act engendered, which led to fantasizing about our CAN movement to give everyone the right to acupuncture. Right now we exclude the “underclass” because we need some kind of payment to keep our businesses afloat, but our model could easily be adopted by governmental agencies to serve the destitute. What is so amazing is that this food program was “so easy” to implement, and so is ours.
The theme for this conference is “Breaking Barriers”. You know, there are so many barriers to break in acupuncture that it was really hard to choose which ones to talk about for this speech. But since I’ve spent so much time talking about classism as a barrier, I thought it might be fun to shift gears a little and talk about numbers.