Acupuncture: My Story

This is a post that walks alongside the Q+A post with my acupuncturist Stephanie Ray that you can find here. It helps answer some basic questions about the practice. I hope you’ll give it a try! But, as always, this is not intended to be medical advice. You should use not this information to treat or diagnosis any illness or health issue without consulting your doctor first!


My very first appointment with Stephanie was May 9th, 2013. I had gone to high school with her, but we were never really friends (she was 2 years older than me). We both ended up in Gainesville for school, but still were not connected until a chance meet-up in early 2012. She was working at an acupuncture office that was across the street from where I lived (literally, we were probably 20 yards apart) and we ran into each other. Continue reading

Interview Series : Acupuncture

My first acupuncture appointment with Stephanie was on May 9th, 2013. I can’t even begin to tell you how acupuncture has changed me (for the BEST), but that’s a story for a later post. To get you primed for that blog, here are some Q&As about acupuncture that might help you better understand the practice, encourage you to try it, and calm some trepidations about letting someone stick needles in your body (it isn’t painful!).

Stephanie Ray is a licensed and board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) practicing in Ocala, FL.


B+B: What is acupuncture?
SR: Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old practice of inserting very fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. There are hundreds of points that cover the body, Continue reading