This speech discusses how and why people's lives change after becoming acupuncturists. Anyone could be my patient, any day. That means Iv'e got the back of every person I see; that I understand that they are suffering, that I can't solve their problems but I can be there for them; I can provide them this moment of respite and we can interact in a loving and genuine way. And that changes us, all of us, patients and punks alike.
Exploring why the community acupuncture (CA) movement needs acupuncturists who not only love it in theory, but who also have what it takes to make it a living reality and love it, and the various aspects of practice that this entails.