July 12, 2010
Most professions don’t let you stick sharp objects into others. Some exceptions to this rule would be tattoo artists, would-be assassins and those doctors who give rich, older women Botox injections. But there’s one profession that can takes people’s pain away after they’ve been stuck: acupuncture.
People, like Chicago’s very own Jennifer Dubowsky, are still practicing this ancient Chinese technique today.
After getting her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colo., and passing a national test given by the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dubowsky finished an internship at the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital in Beijing, China. She entered a field that is relatively unfamiliar to most people.
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