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Jacqui’s Story

I always knew I wanted to work in the healthcare field.  Coming from a family of surgeons and nurses, I spent many hours learning the ins and outs of medicine at a young age. It was this early training, combined with my love of animals, that led me to pursue a degree in veterinary surgery.  During my undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky, I worked at a local veterinary office as part of my pre-vet training.  It was there that I was first introduced to acupuncture. 


“George,” a Great Dane with severe arthritis, was no longer responding to steroid medications.  He was having a hard time standing up, let alone getting up and down the steps in his owner’s house.  As a last resort, George’s owner and the veterinarian decided to try acupuncture.  The results were astounding!  Once a month, George would limp into the clinic and wait patiently while four of us hefted him onto a treatment table.  After a thirty-minute acupuncture session, he would jump down on his own and immediately play with anyone who was around.  The difference in George before and after his treatments is a memory I will never forget.


Around the same time, I began experiencing several debilitating health problems with constant pain and fatigue.  I visited numerous doctors and specialists, all of whom had different ideas and diagnoses.  By the age of 21, I was officially considered disabled but still had no concrete diagnosis.  Side effects from all of the medications I was on were only adding to my symptoms. After a profound period of depression, I decided to reclaim my health and my future.  

I began receiving acupuncture treatments and, within one month, my pain was reduced enough that several medications were discontinued.  Although a mystery to the medical doctors, my symptoms fit perfectly into a Chinese Medicine diagnosis.  Acupuncture helped me start living again and I knew that my new goal in life was to share this wonderful therapy with others.  I enrolled in the Master’s Level Acupuncture program at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine (AIAM) in Columbus, Ohio.  

During my time at AIAM, I was officially diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, a rare genetic collagen disorder.  Although I suffered greatly before finding help, I am thankful for the experience since it allows me to relate to my patients on a more personal level.  While each person is different, many of the feelings that accompany a chronic illness are similar.  Having a health care professional who understands what you are going through can be the difference between feeling alone and feeling hopeful.