The forgotten blog

I am surprised that this thing is still here. I has been quite some time since I have last touched base and explored where in my mind I find myself in my medicine.

There have been many a dabbling this year, some discoveries, and different toolings. I have successfully finished the Cannonical Chinese Medicine Diplomate, but feel I have a lot to learn from the applications of the classics in a modern setting. The variety of ailments that I have been able to treat have been quite variable but nothing out of the norm. Managing a woman’s cycle, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, seem to be that regular type of ailments, that I find myself prescribing Chinese Herbs. I haven’t seen anything too crazy from which some of my colleagues have recieved. Not that I haven’t treated cancer before, but it seems like I am getting what I should be getting. I should just hone my skills in those particular ailments until I can get a sufficient amount of data to actually say something about them. It seems at this moment, I am plateaued as an herbalist.
(rubs his hands together until some unusual case comes in the door)

I have been exploring Tung’s points and the I Ching in Acupuncture. Even though I have a grasp of what it is capable of doing, the mere esoterism of it, leads me to just do it on myself, friends, and adventurous patients. I seen some of the empirical uses of the more publicized point protocol from differnent CEU courses and books, but the theory and understanding behind them evades me. The strange thing about it I am not in a hurry to unravel the mystery. I have been pretty successful in treating the things that I do with my current methods. I just hope my weekly practice of the I Ching will draw me closer to that understanding which to me right now is rather unfathomable.

My small shop has been taking care of itself so far but I am now ready to bump it up a notch. I am not sure yet how to take it to the next level. I am rather tired of the variety of marketing schemes that come to my door and promise everything but result in nothing. Every internet scheme has yet to bring in the homerun, or a stable continuity of clientele. I may just kill my marketing budget and hire a business coach of a sort.

Thats it for now, until the spirit deems me.

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Chicago native, Acupuncturist, Teacher, Student. and Lover. Dancing the Cosmic Boogie.

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