Heather Sharpe wrote:Thanks for sharing your process with us! Acupuncture is definitely quite powerful and fascinating. I wonder if a good way to continue exploring the interest and get some of the benefit for your critters and people in the meantime would be self-study of acupressure? Kind of as a stepping stone to acupuncture when you have the time.
Acupressure is a great self-treatment option and could help you start learning the meridians. Even knowing just a few points can be quite helpful for addressing health issues.
Tereza Okava wrote:I often find that writing out the problem makes it easier to see. Whether that's in an email to a friend, or just typing it all out. It sounds like a good plan, and acupuncture will always be there!
John F Dean wrote:Back in the late 1970s I had a cat that was hit by a car. I took him to a vet clinic, and they brought him back to health .....except his hind legs did not work. One day one of the vets from the clinic said he had just been through acupuncture training and wanted to try it. Of course, we thought it worth the effort. The cat was walking within a week or so.
Jt Glickman wrote:My 2 cents is that if you plan to start a business in acupuncture or use it for income, then go for it!! It would be a great way to earn money to pay for your homestead.
If you are just doing it for a hobby, that is a steep price to pay.
If you get good livestock and keep them on either fresh grass or deep bedding, then you will have very minimal health issues and wouldn't need acupuncture, and if you did need it on occasion then it would be a lot cheaper to pay an acupuncturist to come in and provide treatment than to do it yourself.
Just a couple thoughts
My father had an MD–PhD in Pathology, because he wanted to learn about the cause and progression of disease, which is something only pathology studies. (Yes, most MD's often don't know the actual cause of your malady, they only know how to treat the symptoms). My father felt that if you wanted to truly cure someone, you needed to address the cause.