My name is Grace and I am a California licensed acupuncturist and owner of Graceful Points Wellness Center.
I grew up with acupuncture all my life. I don’t quite remember a time without it. But growing up with and being a bit of a rebellious type, I tried very hard to stay away from it. It wasn’t easy because acupuncture was pretty much a family business. I was a political science major, became a certified paralegal (just to see if I wanted to be a lawyer) and even joined the US military. I pretty much did anything but acupuncture.
The problem I had was that I had too much on my plate. I worked too hard, averaged 2 hours of sleep and had a very poor diet. After years of doing that, my body started to fall apart. I had such immense and chronic pain that sent to to emergency rooms and doctors. But after a year of no results I threw my hands up and went to an acupuncturist. BEST. DECISION. EVER.
The relief was real! I felt better than I had in a long time and most importantly, felt like a human being. And with the relief came a new found passion for acupuncture. I hate to admit it, but my parents were right.
I got my degree, passed my boards and got my license. I love this medicine!!! I now get why my family and so many others love acupuncture. It had to have survived 2000+ years for a reason.