A Chat with Core Health Acupuncture
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I use a relatively gentle Japanese style called Kiiko Matsumoto Style acupuncture. It involves relatively thin needles and okyu moxibustion. I usually get results quickly. It is well suited to everyone, including first-time patients. Acupuncture has the advantage of having no side effects.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
In my 20s I began practicing Shim Gum Do martial arts, having its roots in Buddhism. This system of health, longevity, and philosophy made a huge difference in my life and got me interested in the healing arts. I sought a career that would allow me to devote my time and energy to helping others.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing a patient get better. Insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain—they make everything we want to do and be so difficult. Release from this can completely change a life. It is such a great feeling to have enabled someone to be the person they want to be and get their life back.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
The best is when a patient gets up from the treatment table and says, “Yes, my ankle feels better!” or “My back feels better!” or “I feel so relaxed.” Often patients are so different in their demeanor after even one treatment. I’m thankful to often get such immediate and dramatic results.