Dear Patient, Back in acupuncture school I had a textbook called Acupuncture Case Histories from China, which was a compendium of over a hundred case…
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Dear Patient, Deadlines. So often they’re arbitrary and self-imposed, yet we drive ourselves to illness and exhaustion in our quest to meet them. This…
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Dear Patient, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the US, and as the month winds to a close I've been thinking about cultural appropriation…
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Dear Patient, Health is not a moral virtue. I like to remind people of this, because our society tends to equate health with worth and goodness. People…
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Dear Patient, You might have noticed that my usual Wednesday Note didn’t land in your inbox yesterday. I had something mostly ready to go, but I…
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Dear Patient, One of the perks of my job is getting a close-up view of people’s tattoos. Some are beautiful, some whimsical, and recently I saw one that…
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Dear Patient, At my clinic, we recently posed this question to the staff for a social media post… If acupuncture could talk, what would it say? My…
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Dear Patient, Slowness. It’s an under-appreciated quality in a world of hyper-fast internet speeds, productivity hacks, and instant results. Slowness is…
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Dear Patient, Last week I did something I hadn’t done in a long time: I got an acupuncture treatment. I nestled into my chair and told my coworker Ali…
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Discussion thread! Why acupuncture?Hello readers! Today I’m trying something new…a Friday discussion thread! I’d love to hear from you and encourage more conversations among our c…
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Dear Patient, Sometimes when you get acupuncture, you’ll feel a needle-like sensation in a spot where there’s not actually a needle. Similarly, a needle…
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Dear Patient, Why does it always happen at 3AM? You like awake, exhausted yet fully alert, while every problem, every stressor, every regret of…
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