Some things are worth working hard for, and this was one of them!
My work here is done…well not quite, maybe it’s just starting!
Acupuncturists in the U.S. traditionally practice with a Masters degree in either Traditional Chinese Medicine or acupuncture but professional doctorate programs are now increasingly available. In an effort to better serve my patients and my community I made a commitment early this year to go back to school to receive a Doctor of Acupuncture degree! With my Masters degree I was 22 credits away from my Doctorate in acupuncture, so, I took on a full time class schedule over 2 terms at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and got to work while YOU remained patient and supportive through my limited clinic hours and changing schedules!
I was lucky enough to be taught by some of the most respected acupuncturists in the US as well as wonderful Western medical doctors. As if that wasn’t enough, I had classes with fellow students who are the current leaders in the profession, who have written the textbooks I have learned from, who are active in legislature that effects the profession, who speak at the seminars I attend, and who have a collective invaluable experience in the field. (I was humbled and star-struck to say the least and had never “nerded out” about acupuncture so much!) The opportunity and honor to learn from everyone was fantastic and learn I did!
I am happy to say as of December 17th, 2017, I finished the program and received my degree. I am elated to bring my newfound knowledge to the clinic to make sure you get the best possible care (as well as an expanded, uninterrupted schedule). Acupuncture is a beautiful medicine that I have always been excited to share with the world, and as my knowledge continues to grow, acupuncture never ceases to amaze me! I am so GRATEFUL that my growth and knowledge continue in this wonderful profession.
Thank you, for your continued support and patronage. I look forward to seeing you in the new year and hope that I might support you on your own journey of growth and development, as you have with mine.
Dr. Barbara Wasson, DAc