I was introduced to acupuncture for my own health in the early 1990’s. I was experiencing recurrent ear infections. I had been prescribed multiple series of antibiotics and the ear infections would return every thirty days like clock work. My doctors were at a loss. I explored alternative health modalities and found an acupuncturist. After two visits the acupuncturist was able to identify a cyclical fungal infection that went dormant for a period and then resurged. After four treatments over the course of two months I was no longer suffering from ear infections. I was AMAZED, I had been suffering for two years and the acupuncturist addressed the situation in two months. This was the beginning of my recovery. I had lost a lot of health taking multiple doses of antibiotics. I was experiencing digestive upset, cycistits, Candida overgrowth symptoms, exhaustion, chronic yeast infection and wandering aches and pains in my joints and muscles. I was very susceptible to colds and flus. I was a young adult and felt like an old woman. The more I explored herbs and acupuncture the more I realized that supporting my body to heal itself was my only option. I was unable to tolerate and unresponsive to Western/Allopathic medical care. I am grateful for this turning point in my life and being open to trying something “different”; it carved a path for me to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medicine based in sourcing the wisdom of your body to heal itself.