In my 20?s, I taught Jivamukti yoga in New York City. One day, during my own practice, I fell during a head stand and injured a cervical vertebra. For months, I got recurring migraines. My teacher sent me to an acupuncturist in Chinatown. I had not experienced acupuncture since my childhood. Although I was nervous, the needling was relatively painless and few weeks later, the migraines stopped. After the events of 9/11, I felt a calling to re-prioritize my life. I remembered the dramatic healing of my acupuncture treatment, then decided to return to school to study Chinese medicine. Ironically, by studying yoga and Ayurveda, I inadvertently returned to my cultural roots. These days, I continue to apprentice with my inspiring teachers: senior acupuncturists Robert Zeiger (OMD., PharmD.) and Raven Lang (O.M.D., legendary midwife). They keep my wits sharp and my ego humble. After years of practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine, I still find myself in awe of its potency. I am humbled to be a part of in my clients’ return to health.
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