Pinprick Abbey

Pinprick Abbey, Miami FL

At this clinic, off the beaten path and far from the madding crowd, I learned the art of acupuncture and healing. Patient by patient, day by day, I honed my skills, tested what I learned in the classroom, and gave myself to each of my cases examining, diagnosing, treating, and prescribing medicine that heals body, mind, and spirit.

Here I was tested and challenged beyond my capabilities, but guided by helpful friends and teachers who served as mentors in my journey, I learned the art of balancing Qi to cultivate health and wellbeing. Here, also, I discovered a new passion and a love for healing to last the remainder of this lifetime — a gift few are awarded. Yet, all good things must come to an end and now the student must learn to chart his own course and find his way in the world.

Today is my last day as an intern at Pinprick Abbey, my pet name for this clinic. After my last patient, I will pack my bag, fold my lab coat, and venture into a future of my own. Armed with my teachers’ best knowledge, I’ll seek to practice and continue learning this age-old wisdom passed on by the ancients to students like me. I’ll look to my days at the Abbey with fondness and gratitude, as I face the future with hope and expectation.

What is certain today is that while this may feel like the end of a  story, it is but the start of a lifelong journey.

About the author Walter

Walter lives and works in and around South Florida. When not practicing or studying acupuncture, you can find him at one of Miami’s beaches, or in a coffee shop lost in the pages of a good book. Walter enjoys diverse interests such as reading Tarot, practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Buddhist dharma, practicing shamanic healing, writing for his blogs, reading Oriental philosophy, traveling to new places and old favorites, exploring contemplative photography with his iPhone, sitting quietly in meditation, practicing healthy fitness, and promoting wellbeing.

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