“I work with you, helping you gain control of your health through a natural medicine and a gentle but firm nudge toward your goals.”
Hi, I’m Jessida Putkaew. I
have had a fear of needles! A fear which kept me from trying acupuncture for most of my life. When I met my acupuncturist, she understood my nervousness. In my first appointment, I laid on the table trying to think about anything other than needles. She took my pulses and looked at my tongue, which was very interesting to me. I’ve never expected a medical practitioner to ask to see my tongue before! I felt her hands on my arm and with a light tap, she puts a needle in. She asks, “How do you feel?” “That’s it?” I say, surprised. I was pleased to find I barely felt that needle nor most of the needles. Next was the true test, “Can acupuncture really do anything?”
I am not a health-nut, junk-food-phobic, nor athletic-since-I-was-5 type of person. Health was always desirable, but no matter what I tried, I had lackluster results. Eventually I pushed health further and further to the side. When I received my first acupuncture treatment, I honestly didn’t think it could do much. It wasn’t until I felt changes in my own body that I started to believe it was possible. Experiencing continued progress convinced me that my body truly responded to acupuncture. The sessions that followed painted a new chapter in my life: my revelation to the power of East Asian medicine.
The study of Chinese and Japanese medicine in a Western integrated school has allowed me to learn multiple methods of diagnosis and treatment. I am happy to work alongside other styles of medicine, using shared knowledge to reach your health goal. Western medicine has great strengths in immediate repair. East Asian medicine is great for treating things from mild to severe as well as for recovery. I aim to help those around me gain health without becoming trapped by your goal. I seek the ability to enjoy life without compromising a healthy tomorrow.