To the tune of: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”…

“Grandma got run over by credentials

Walking home from a boutique clinic late one eve.

You can say there’s no such thing as over-education,

But as for me and grandpa we believe.

She wanted too much pillow-fluffing

‘Tho we begged her not to go.

But she forgot their reputation, and she

Staggered out a BA’s door into the snow.

When we found her the next morning,

At the scene of the attack,

She had dollar signs on her forehead,

And incriminating AAAOM marks on her back.

Now we’re all so proud of grandpa,

He’s been taking this so well.

See him in here with his needles,

Reclined upon our old chairs with his Cousin Mel.

It’s not community without Grandma,

All the ‘punks are dressed in black

And we just can’t help but wonder:

Should we use her prepaid visits

Or send them back? (Send them back!)

Now the country’s in a recession

And the schools live off our loans

If the FPD ever passes

We would have to raise our rates

To patients’ groans…

I’ve warned all my

Friends and neighbors

Better watch out for yourselves,

They should never give a license

To a ‘punk who values titles

More than health…”

Jessica Feltz
Author: Jessica Feltz

<p> I learned about Community Acupuncture while studying at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) in the Spring of 2006 when Lisa Rohleder's first article about her clinic appeared in Acupuncture Today. Coming from a middle-class background myself, I was the only student in my acupuncture class to have not experienced the healing benefits of this medicine prior to beginning studies at MCOM. I couldn't afford it. And my family couldn't understand what I was doing by investing in an education that they didn't perceive to be financially sustainable. </p> <p> The Community Acupuncture model is a perfect fit for me, balancing social justice and taoist simplicity with the patient's innate ability to heal him/herself (with a few gentle nudges from strategically placed needles). I am grateful every day to have found CAN and the love it brings into my life. I want to share that joy by spreading the message about how we can create a new health care experience in our communities through each of our very small efforts...and how those very small efforts can in turn change the world. </p> I enjoy my two sons, my 4 cats, and big stacks of books.  I own and operate...


  1. and a 1, and a 2

    Silent Night, lonely night

    None have came, phone aint rang

    Table paper is covered with dust

    Needles moldy and starting to rust

    Sleeping at the front desk

    Sleeping at the front desk