For many years, I experienced extreme discomfort and pain . I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to afford healthcare, so That’s when I decided on a military career in the United States Coast Guard. After eight years, of service, I still wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do and still lived with the same discomfort but with skin conditions and a weakened immune system. I thought it was just related to stress and started my career in yachting. Five years of yachting came to a screeching halt when I didn’t feel mentally challenged. I became very bored and tired of the same job everyday. I wasn’t happy, felt alone, and often spent my weekend dis-attached from crew life. Still without health insurance, guidance, a mentor or a path, I didn’t know what was next in my life. I decide to get Acupuncture at a school in town that treated veterans for free once a week. I didn't know much about the medicine, however, it was free, natural, and I thought it could help. I was completely fascinated by the results. I received treatment to uplift my mood, support my bladder and for abdominal discomfort support. week after week, treatment after treatment I felt better, happier, more normal. I was in awe of what Chinese Medicine practitioners knew about this ‘magical’ form of healing and my health. One student suggested I enroll and my inquisitive spirit would be satisfied. For a moment I doubted myself. I didn’t believe I had the capacity to learn medicine. At one point in my life, I was once told that I would never become a physician, I believed that to be true then. This was one of the very first lessons I learned that taught me to believe in myself. Today I share the tools that keep me feeling my best and I coach others into alignment and watch them win.