When I started getting acupuncture, I felt the same awe for the medicine that I felt when my father showed me that human heart and liver. My first acupuncture experience was terrible: I was terrified and shaking, and the practitioner was not very nice about it. But I gave it another go and went to another acupuncturist, and walked out glowing! I felt wonderful, like I was full of energy, relaxed, and in my most vibrant state of health. I quickly became an acupuncture fan, and not long after, applied to be a student at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where I learned the fundamentals of traditional Chinese medicine.