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Debra Lapiers, Licensed Acupuncturist and Natural Health Enthusiast
Welcome Everyone! Some of you might know me, might even be a patient in my clinic. Some of you might have just stumbled across this blog looking for more information about acupuncture. To start with, I will briefly introduce myself and let you know how I became an acupuncturist.
I was a military spouse for a number (20+) of years and we traveled a lot with the military. I found an interest in natural health when we lived in Florida. After Florida, we moved to Daegu, South Korea. It was 2006 and the air quality was bad. I had been working around small children teaching English and wasn't as healthy as I could be. I was also an asthmatic. The air quality and cold weather created the perfect conditions for pneumonia from having 'mixed' asthma symptoms. This lead to a week in the hospital.
After leaving the hospital, my pneumonia was cleared up, but my breathing was not better. The doctor recommended that I go back to the US for my health. My family was stationed in South Korea and if I left, I would be separated from my husband again. I really didn't want to leave. I was talking with a fellow teacher who told me they knew someone who had seen an Oriental medicine doctor and was willing to go with me and translate.
I was happy to learn of another alternative. Going home, just wasn't an option. When I went to the appointment, I found out the doctor spoke really good English, and that was the only time the friend had to go with me.
I started having acupuncture three times a week, and was given herbal teas (granular herbal formulas) to drink. I started feeling much better and started to bring my friends along with me to these appointments. My friends were remarking how well I looked and sounded. After being ill for so long, I was looking better than they were. It was then that I decided I would learn acupuncture and bring its healing to as many people as I possibly could. I thought that if I had had acupuncture first, I might not have become so sick in the first place.
My goal is to bring natural healing to as many people as possible. I truly feel that acupuncture has a way of helping everything in our busy, frantic, and almost impossible lives.
I often wonder...
What my life would be like right now, if I had never moved to South Korea, never became sick, and never learned of the healing powers of acupuncture.
If you'd like to experience acupuncture for yourself, give me a call. 520-276-6226.