Week seven has come and gone and now I am studying for midterms.
I am also working on my business plan which is due in a couple
weeks. Hopefully, Dr. Hodges our business professor is able to find
someone from the Acupuncture field to talk about the ups and downs
of going into business.
Speaking of business…On Wednesday, I helped my friend Jennifer
present at the Lenore Cox Foundation Group. The group was set up to
keep women and men informed on ways to keep the body young, healthy
and mobile. Jennifer and I gave a presentation of ways to stay
healthy in the fall and winter using food and qigong exercises.
We kept the presentation fun and interactive which kept the
group wanting more. The group of mostly women seemed very
appreciative to learn ways to combat the common cold, digestive
disorders and insomnia. This was a great way to experience
what it will be like when I start to market my practice and the
field of acupuncture. It was also a great way to fine-tune my
public speaking skills. The one thing I did learn was that I must
learn how to interpret the lingo of TCM. Words such as wind
heat or constitution have no significance to the public.
The school is also abuzz regarding the upcoming visit from the
NCCAOM accrediting team. National's AOM programs, since they
are new, have been working through the various steps toward full
accreditation. The accreditation team's visit will take place
on December 1-3, 2010.
Well enough talk, I have to get back to studying for my two herb
exams. The picture is of my Herbal Formula 2 class with Dr.
Gary Xie our instructor.