Why acupuncture training is good for your future
Eusung Woo, ESATM Masters of Science in Acupuncture, Student
“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”
Victor E. Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning
Over the course of life, one way or another, we all face moments that make us believe we are inadequate and disempowered. At those moments, even if we seem to be left with nothing else we can do, we do have choices. I like the quote because it points to the fundamental life principle that leads to the motivation for living. It may be too serious to compare the question of why acupuncture training is good for your future to this life-meaning question. However, answering the primary question to the essentials expands limiting beliefs and helps to stay as oneself.
- Acupuncture is over 4,000 years old medicine.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has lasted over 4,000 years old and has spread
worldwide. According to Matt Callison “If something has lasted that of a long period, it needs to be examined and recognized how and why this has gained popularity in a modern world. Traditional Chinese medicine has substantial values that no other can offer. It is a highly defined and flexible system for understanding the body, mind, spirit as a single entity.”(Callison,35). Furthermore, because it has such a long history, the depth and complexity require years of in-depth study and practice to be precise and flexible.
- You have choices.
Acupuncture has many different styles, methods, modalities that are available to practice. There are styles from different countries and masters including Japan, South Korea, India, England, and more. There are specialties in Gynecology, Andrology, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, and etc. Various methods on using body parts of ears(Auricular), Scalps, and hands. Modalities such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Tui Na, Cupping, Moxibustion, Acupressure, Teishein. Acupuncture often be cross-referenced with Western medicines in Physical therapy, Sports medicine, Chiropractic, Massage therapy, Nursing, and more.
- It raises awareness and this leads to relating to others.
According to my class peer, her thought to why acupuncture is good for the future is that a lot of people are becoming more educated and aware about the body’s natural healing process and the ability to not take prescription drugs to avoid addiction, so being an acupuncturist can help them heal in a more natural way without the drugs.
Acupuncture views the human body and its mind and spirit as one whole identity. This raises awareness in one’s own body, mind, and spirit that it expands perspectives and eventually leads to connect to others to help them in so many ways.
Callison, Matt. Motor Point Manual – An Acupuncturists Guide to Needle Motor Points. Energetics of Structural Balance, 2000.