They’ve had success in life. Long careers full of laudable accomplishments at the top of their fields. Engineers who successfully rose with the tech surge of Silicon Valley. Product Managers who keenly oversaw the development of their creations. Marketing Directors who effectively differentiated their product from all other brands. They are women and men who have worked tirelessly to keep up with cutting-edge technology throughout their profession so that their families may live comfortable lives. They’re practical people who have relied on quantitative data, science and technology, and proper planning to meet their end goals in life.
And then they decide to become acupuncturists. At first, I could not understand why such a surprising amount of the student body at the University of East-West Medicine comes from corporate America. It seemed almost ironic to me that people who have spent their lives relying on up-to-date quantitative data would then choose to pursue a second career grounded in tradition and intuition. The majority of these students wouldn’t bother using an operating system that is 20 years old (think Windows ’95), so why would they use a medicinal system that is over 5,000 years old? While the answer isn’t the exact same for every person, I have found a few…read more.