Dear Patient, Today I’m celebrating six weeks of sending out these notes. I’ve loved reading your responses, seeing the shares online, and watching the…
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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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Hello Readers, Happy Friday! It’s been over six months since I launched Notes from Your Acupuncturist, and today I’m announcing a change to my…
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Dear Patient, Sometimes I feel more like a bartender than an acupuncturist. A bartender has their regulars. I do too. A good bartender knows their…
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Dear Patient, “I’m so sorry I didn’t shave my legs,” a woman will say sheepishly as she rolls up her pant legs so I can place the needles. It’s an…
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Dear Patient, Early in my career I often fixated on immediate results. I wanted every patient to feel better after every treatment, every time. If a…
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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, It’s said that comparison is the thief of happiness. We usually hear this as a warning not to compare ourselves to others, but sometimes…
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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, This week as I’ve watched news footage of Ukrainians fleeing across the border into the safe harbor of neighboring countries, I’ve been…
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Dear Patient, Lately we’ve been working with a patient at my clinic who has nerve damage in his nasal passages as a result of multiple sinus surgeries…
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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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