Hands-on Helping with Acupuncture

SHEILA JULSON, Natural Awakenings May 2013

As a teen and young adult, Curry Chaudoir traveled, lived and studied throughout the United States and Europe. In 1994, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Shortly thereafter, he was working in international relations for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., when he realized that he wanted a more direct way to help people than pecking away at the computer. As he explored new career directions, Chaudoir recalled how beneficial and effective acupuncture had been in treating a digestive disorder from which he had suffered a few years earlier. He decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. By 1998, he was practicing as a diplomate in acupuncture, and in 1999, he incorporated his company, Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates.

To date, Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates has treated more than 40,000 people for maladies including headaches, digestive disorders, premenstrual syndrome, infertility and back, neck and shoulder pain. As the company’s executive director, Chaudoir works alongside two associates: David Fife, who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Acupuncture, an honours degree, from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture; and Scott Martin, who graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, in Racine, Wisconsin. Martin is also highly trained in neurological relief centers technique (NRCT), which is helpful in treating chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

Origins and Techniques of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago as a healing technique. The holistic method uses no Western medicine methods such as drugs or surgery, but instead balances qi, the energy force within the body. Chaudoir explains…[to read the rest, CLICK HERE]