Posted by: Lauren Cylkowski | February 26, 2009

Why am I an Eastern Medicine practitioner?

Many people ask me, “How did you decide to become involved in Eastern medicine?
I tell them “I have an interest in helping people,” but there’s more to the story. A few avenues led me to choosing it as a career.

I have seen family, friends and others suffer through medical issues. At the time I felt some of the diagnoses were vague, the medications prescribed to them were sometimes unnecessary and perhaps even harmful. I felt that there was more to medicine and care than what they were receiving. Unfortunately, many Americans are uninformed about the different aspects of health. Dietary changes, lifestyle changes and other medicine systems can provide help.

I have, for awhile, been interested in medicine and healing. I majored in Biology in college and planned on pursuing a Kinesiology degree. I also considered midwifery, nursing and chiropractic. As I sought out chiropractic schools in the country I was provided information on Eastern medicine along the way, specifically about acupuncture and herbs. This peaked my interest and I investigated it further. I then started a Masters program to learn Traditional Chinese Medicine, one Eastern Medicine methodology.

Chinese Medicine is truly beautiful to me. It treats every person just as they are… an individual. Not a person to be lumped in a group with others. It gets down to the root of the problem and helps the body to adjust back to health. A major principle is preventative medicine. It is always much easier to prevent illness than to treat it. I will go further into these principles in later posts as it is important for everyone to understand them.

I have an interest in helping people. Little is more rewarding to me than helping others. The health of a person is very important and many people often, regrettably, do not count it very high on their list of priorities in life. I feel proud to be someone who can be there for others and guide them on their way to better health.

My name is Lauren and this is the first entry into my blog about Eastern Medicine.

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Responses

  1. Great introductory post!

  2. Good first post. I’m subscribing. 🙂


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