Having a Masters in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and working on passing my Boards to become an Acupuncturist gives me a lot of knowledge. But even after studying the medicine for four years I realize I've barely scratched the surface. This form of medicine has been in use for thousands of years, some say 2,000 some say 5,000. Really though the most amazing thing was treating someone and seeing the results. For example: in my internship I treated a guy who had been suffering from very bad back pain. On the way to the treatment I had to half carry him down the hallway to the treatment room, I put in the needles hoping to help his pain. When I came back and took out the needles, he practically jumped off the table and said that he hadn't felt that good in six months!
At times I'm still amazed by what happens with acupuncture, and I've made it my life's work to study this Art, I feel like I'm performing real magic!
Now if only I could finish my damn Boards and get back to treating people... *sigh*
(its illegal to treat without a license)
Damn Test Anxiety!
I'm happy to answer any questions people have about Acupuncture...
As for price, it depends on the setting and the practitioner. lower end is $15-20 for a room full of people, average of $65 for a personal one-on-one, and up to $200 for a specialist. (yes people specialize in types of Acupuncture; i.e. - Sports Injuries, Cancer Support, Emotional Trauma... the list goes on)