For 8 months since my patient had hand surgery, she has not been able to move her right hand, the stiffness and pain were so unbearable that washing her face in the morning was an excruciating challenge. After 5 treatments she let me know her hand pain was fading and the stiffness improved by 30%. Today, her 7th visit in my office, she let me know she began cooking again and can now take care of her garden alongside her husband.
This is why I choose to be an acupuncturist: I can give people back the pain-free lives they deserve to have. To be completely honest, I never saw myself embarking on the path of becoming a healer. My freshmen year at one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, a friend told me I didn't belong in business school. The same friend proceeded to tell me that she saw me in a helping profession, and suggested I become a psychologist. At the time I was indignant because I thought money and power were important; albeit I knew in my heart she was right. After going through business school and working, I quickly learned that the pursuit of money is an endless hedonistic treadmill, and it does not provide fulfillment in life. I saw colleagues around me who were slaves to their jobs, who kept saying they would get out when they had enough money. The problem I discovered was that no one had any idea of "enough," nor did they have plans about the future if they ever made "enough." I knew that I wanted to do something more gratifying with my life, so I decided on embarking on this journey towards becoming an acupuncturist.
The path towards your destiny is not always clear. My journey has been incredible, challenging, and at moments it has even been hilariously funny. In order to find your destiny, you need the ability to be able to laugh at your mistakes and the detours you take in life, because that will ultimately lead you the to correct path. The only advice I want to give is that whatever you choose to do, make sure it is worthy of your life, and commit to it with 100% heart and passion. Lastly, always remember that the zest is in the journey and not in the destination, so enjoy finding your path.