The Practice of Practice

What Acupuncturists Need to Know About Websites • Mike Kay • Qi254

What Acupuncturists Need to Know About Websites • Mike Kay • Qi254

In this conversation with Mike Kay, we decipher websites for acupuncturists—including where to begin, the platforms to use, useful design elements and imagery, tuning up your SEO, and perhaps most importantly—creating compelling website copy. Tech-talk aside, we also touch on clinical work, discussing topics such as the need for boundaries in practice, the importance of engagement with patients, and finding value in skepticism.

by May 31, 2022
Starting a Free Clinic • Bess Randles & Kyle Yoshioka • Qi248

Starting a Free Clinic • Bess Randles & Kyle Yoshioka • Qi248

In this conversation with Bess and Kyle, we explore their journey of creating a free student-run acupuncture clinic as an avenue to mature as professionals and scratch an itch for social justice-oriented and community-based work. We touch on the existing disparities in health care and their desire to change the narrative around acupuncture, its perceived accessibility, and how it is a potent medicine for healing that invites people into their own power.

by Apr 19, 2022
What We Learn Along the Way • Jessica Baer • Qi241

What We Learn Along the Way • Jessica Baer • Qi241

Learning is continuous, not episodic. As the Chinese say, 活到老學到老, huo dao lao, xue dao lao, learn throughout your entire life. Resilience and capacity is built through the, at times, curious harvest of our experience. Life’s lessons don’t come with a syllabus. Sometimes wisdom comes from misfortune; other times, you just stumble on it. Regardless, what we learn along the way helps us along the way.

by Mar 1, 2022