Valentine's Day is on Monday this week and I have clinic in the
afternoon (1pm-5pm) and then class (5-10 pm), so my husband and I
celebrated on Saturday. We wanted to try a new restaurant and I had
heard good reviews of a Mediterranean restaurant called Reza's. We
made reservations and a good thing we did because it was busy.
The food was very good with an excellent variety of vegetarian
dishes. We had more than enough to eat with plenty to bring home.
Yum! Saturday's dinner was a nice way to end a long day of class on
This was the second weekend of two that we held our Acupuncture
Treatment Strategy class. The class is taught by Dr. HB Kim, who
resides in Kentucky. The two weekend hours equal the same amount of
hours if we had held the class every week for two hours of the
trimester. Those who have clinic on Saturday are excused from
clinic for those weekends.
In addition to his PhD, Dr. HB Kim is a licensed acupuncturist
and herbalist. He teaches both the Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment
Strategy classes. National students are blessed to have this class
because it is very good preparation for the Acupuncture and Herbal
boards. If you memorize everything he teaches, you will pass the
boards. Sounds easy enough but in reality it is a review of
everything about acupuncture that we have learned in our seven
trimesters of school.
Technically the class is a fourth trimester class but I waited
till my eighth tri to take it. I figured I would have most of my
classes completed and it would be a nice review. The class provides
new two point strategies that some might have heard of and I can't
wait to use them. Having it in fourth tri might be a little
overwhelming for some. However, if a student wishes to wait to take
it, they should be aware that the acupuncture class is offered
every other trimester with the herbal class offered in the
alternate trimesters. If a student is confused on when to take it,
I would recommend talking to Dr. Kwon or an upper tri
Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Belated Chinese New Year (February 3)! It's the year of
the Rabbit! If you are interested in astrology, you can
search for your birth year to figure out what animal you are. After
talking with one of my Asian professors, I learned that their
birthday is determined by how many days it falls from the date of
the New Year. Therefore, their birthday may be celebrated on
different days each year. How interesting!
'Til next week. Email me with any questions.