I used many types of pain relievers (and probably too much) for many years just so I could soldier through getting through work or school on bad days. Finally, someone sent me to an acupuncturist! I’ll never forget the feeling I had after my treatments, floating home down 24th St, feeling no pain. After a few weeks, I realized, “hmm, I could do this for other people!” Thus my loooong journey toward becoming an acupuncturist began.
Once I was in acupuncture school, I fell tail-over-teakettle in love with herbs. My acupuncturist pulled me out of the depths of postpartum depression with an herbal formula. I plied myself with herbs during a particularly bad bout of the flu and dropped my days-long fever in half an hour. I took herbs on a daily basis for my immune system and found myself no longer catching the yearly cold-or-two I always had in years past. Now I take herbs every day (probably too many).