I definitely feel that I’m with My People when I’m gathered together with a bunch of Chinese Medicine Practitioners.
Do you feel this way too?
And maybe you’ve realised how awkward it can be, socialising in a mixed group of Practitioners and Muggles.
The Chinese medicine practitioners are desperate to go full-geek on the latest New Scientist article showing that Chinese medicine was right about this weird thing after all, or to go super granular on last week’s patient’s phlegm pulse, or commisserate over the strange and difficult task of remaining true to Chinese medicine while somehow “integrating” into mainstream healthcare…
There really is so much cool stuff to talk about, right?
But alas, one must refrain from poo talk amongst the uninitiated. It upsets them.
Don’t get excited about that seminar you went to and learned cool through-needling techniques or direct scar moxa. No, that tends to make the Normals feel a little nervous. Giddy even.
One must keep calm and talk about the weather. Real estate is a perfectly acceptable topic of conversation, especially if one is a Sydneysider. And there’s always sport… (Go the Rabbittos – is that right?)
So yes, if you feel like Chinese Medicine Practitioners are Your People, then you’re probably right at home here. Have a look at the Collaborative Learning page and see if this feels like a place that you’d like to belong. We’d love to spend time with you!