Coming Together

Sometimes when something comes together it really comes together.  I’ve been feeling stuck about my acupuncture practice for awhile.   I had this sudden realization that because I want to work with people one on one I have been preventing myself from treating the people I really want to treat. I want to treat people who really need acupuncture. I want to treat people who have a need but don’t think they can access the treatment.

There is something called Working Class Acupuncture and which allows practitioners to charge less for their treatments.  I’ve resisted this because it requires treating so many people at once.   I realized that the people I really want to be working with are those who don’t have a lot of money.   I want to offer a service to those who are under served.   I realized this and noticed that as I move into web design and artwork I struggle with what I am worth and what is affordable.

Superficially this may be about self esteem.  Believe me, there’s reason enough to consider that one.    I think it goes deeper than that. I want to make a difference not just on an individual level with their health but on a social level. I want to work towards a new way of living, one that promotes great community.   It’s what I am talking about. It’s one that I keep thinking about and thinking something needs to be done but I don’t know how to do it.

I still don’t know where the journey will take me but the insight is exciting.   I can see possibilities that were closed off before.   I look forward to the next big step in what is it I really want.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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