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More on POCA Tech and the Acupuncture Profession

October 18th, 2021 — Because people keep asking about it.

IM4US Conference Recap (and Intro to the Blob)

October 3rd, 2021 — Acupuncture as medicine and acupuncture as a profession are not the same thing. The acupuncture profession has been making a concerted effort for about fifty years to argue that they are, but if you look closely enough at their respective histories, you’ll see that they aren’t. And the difference between them is particularly important for community acupuncturists -- as well as anybody else who is interested in acupuncture safety -- to grasp.

Boundaries are for Suckers

February 18th, 2022 — Boundaries are a bitch. But I’m not.

Heading for the Cliff, Part Two

January 23rd, 2023 — Myths aren’t the same as fairy tales or folktales or any other story; they’re powerful and generative in a distinct way. Myths can make things happen, for better or worse. I think the acupuncture profession in the US possesses, and is possessed by, one of these: the myth of the scholar-physician with a hospital job.