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Over the weekend of may 17th to 19th, sacramento acupuncture project sent me deep into the midwest, to pearlman retreat in rural wisconsin, outside of milwaukee, to attend the 13th pocafest where acupuncturists from all over histiocytoma dog removal cost the united states (and puerto rico!) got together to talk about working in a community setting. Even though there are 23 POCA (people’s organization of community acupuncture) member clinics in california, I was the only californian there, and felt honored to represent our beautiful and dynamic state.

It was a heartfelt and intense weekend. Within the profession, we have affectionately shortened the term community acupuncturist to the histiocytoma dog removal cost apt moniker: “punk.” we’re all a little bit rebellious and committed to the histiocytoma dog removal cost revolutionary idea that health care should be equally accessible to histiocytoma dog removal cost all, so the nickname feels appropriate. Over the three days, we explored what it means to be a punk, ways we can do our job better, what we can do to make acupuncture more accessible, and how we can grow the profession in positive and histiocytoma dog removal cost sustainable ways. My favorite part of the weekend was being able to histiocytoma dog removal cost reconnect with cait cain who worked at our laurel ave. Clinic for many years. She and I are old friends from acupuncture school and histiocytoma dog removal cost had a lot to catch up on. She has been busy growing her clinic in lincoln, nebraska, lincoln acupuncture project. We shared stories about our struggles and triumphs at work histiocytoma dog removal cost and in our personal lives.

One of the most inspiring parts of the weekend was histiocytoma dog removal cost that it included a training for people in other professions histiocytoma dog removal cost to practice the NADA protocol, which is a group of 5 points on each ear histiocytoma dog removal cost that treats addiction and PTSD. It’s also sometimes called 5 needle protocol, 5NP, or acudetox. Its origin has a great history that involves the black histiocytoma dog removal cost panthers and young lords which is described in the zine histiocytoma dog removal cost you can download here. It’s a simple and effective protocol that should be more histiocytoma dog removal cost widely offered, but unfortunately, its practice is limited to only acupuncturists and only in histiocytoma dog removal cost certain states, including california. Wisconsin is in the process of reforming its laws to histiocytoma dog removal cost allow other kinds of health care practitioners, with proper training and supervision, to perform this treatment on people who need it to histiocytoma dog removal cost heal from their addictions and traumas. This is solid and inspiring healing work that we need histiocytoma dog removal cost more of in this chaotic world.

I also got to visit three other community acupuncture clinics: lincoln square acupuncture in chicago, IL, milwaukee community acupuncture in milwaukee, WI and racine community acupuncture in racine, WI. It feels very familiar to walk into a big room histiocytoma dog removal cost with mellow lighting and music, full of chairs that recline, and spots to pick up pillows and blankets. Over my years in the profession, I’ve always enjoyed seeking out and quietly observing other community histiocytoma dog removal cost acupuncture clinics. I take notes on subtle things that we can do histiocytoma dog removal cost better or differently in our own clinics in addition to histiocytoma dog removal cost a general admiration for how hard community clinic owners work histiocytoma dog removal cost to find, create, and nurture a healing space.

Community acupuncture clinics are just one of the somewhat unusual histiocytoma dog removal cost things I seek out when I travel. I also love seeing lighthouses. There are some similarities. Both are created by determined and intrepid people and take histiocytoma dog removal cost you off the beaten path. Their networks were both created in a relatively short time histiocytoma dog removal cost across a broad swath of the country to address very histiocytoma dog removal cost real problems: lighthouses to address shipwrecks and other maritime disasters, and community acupuncture to address inequality and other american healthcare histiocytoma dog removal cost disasters. The people who cared for these places worked tirelessly and histiocytoma dog removal cost are often anonymous and received little gratitude or monetary compensation histiocytoma dog removal cost for their efforts. To me, both shine like a beacon of hope and possibility.

Coincidentally, the next pocafest, september 27th to 29th, is in california and is taking place at marin headlands histiocytoma dog removal cost where one of my favorite lighthouses is located: point bonita lighthouse. The lighthouse opens for visitors at 12:30 on sunday which is right around the time the histiocytoma dog removal cost conference ends. If you’re feeling short on inspiration, consider attending pocafest, visiting the point bonita lighthouse, or both!

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