Author: Thirty Horse

Itchy

I have a weird itch. It’s always there, and some days are worse than others. Benadryl doesn’t help, neither does any soak or lotion. My itch is a desire to poke people with needles. I’m not a sadist…I’m an acupuncturist. Actually, I’m kind of an acupuncturist. I’m licensed in the State of Hawai’i but have not been in practice since 2007. I get my fix every so often, and when I do, I love it. Love it! It’s kind of like solving a puzzle – using a patient’s signs and symptoms to determine their patterns of health, then using a formula of needles to support and/or counteract those patterns. And bonus – having the “inside track” on someone’s body is pretty cool. Like how I know a patient has hemorrhoids because of a tender point on his leg. It’s fun, I enjoy the surprised responses. Becoming an acupuncturist wasn’t easy, there were many times I wanted to drop out of school. Studying the ancient theories and practically learning a new language was awesome. But practicing …