Desperately in need of a t-shirt!

Last night while I was asleep, I awoke with a vision so bright and clear, it was all I could do to keep from dashing to my keyboard to plunk it out.

I was recalling a trip I took to New York City, some two years ago now. I was going to a NADA conference, (short for National Acupuncture Detox Association, or nothing), an appropriate name for such a humble but determined group of health care providers. I had spent a number of weeks in Vancouver prior to this, working at a Drug rehab center and felt called to know more about NADA and the people behind it.

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posted on February 18 2008 by michael

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Tzu Chi International Medical Association….Tzu Chi’s Great Love

I think it was Lisa who said something like "altruism is the core of our practice as acupuncturists." (My paraphrase.)

Master Cheng Yen, the founder of Tzu Chi - the Buddhist Compassion Relief Foundation expressed this principle similarly. In explaining to her followers in TIMA - the Tzu Chi International Medicational Association - she said that it is not technical skill nor vast knowledge which is most important, but a kind heart.

Although I often egoistically view myself as a typical overbooked do-gooder, modern day multi tasker, after I received 3 separate requests to attend the Seattle TIMA's bi-monthly meeting - including a visit to a local homeless tent city to assess needs and coordinate care - I knew I could not refuse.

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posted on February 17 2008 by River Jordan

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Slowing Down To Speed Up

My road towards becoming a full-time CA practitioner has been long and bumpy, but here I am, and as a few posts have indicated, lots of people are in a place I can definitely relate to.

First off, I think people need to not be so hard on themselves, this is really difficult to get, it seems to me, especially if you haven't been in practice a long time, or even if you have and just haven't been that busy. There are a couple of different obstacles to overcome before you're really comfortable with seeing 40+ patients a week. One of them is timing.

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posted on February 16 2008 by MattGulbransen

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posted on December 31 1969 by Wadelp

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