World Class Acupuncture, Surpassing the Needles,
I loved every minute of my journey
I received my first acupuncture treatment 37 years ago. Seven (7) months prior to that appointment, I received a severe horrific beating from a bunch of street thugs. their rewards for my takedown: $2750 in cash, my leather bomber 2 platinum pinky rings and my baby: A Baby Blue Stratocaster guitar autographed by an up and coming Guitar Wizard: Stevie Ray Vaughn. The results of these knucklehead's attack; 53 stitches to my skull, a damage right hand (no feeling was felt for a long time ) 2 near fracture eye sockets, distrust, fear, and anger ruled my days...and life. After 12 treatments, I was able to muster the courage to take photos (as you can see on the right) and perform on stage from time to time. But my awakening was soon coming.
I was enrolled in the University of Sydney, with intentions of getting a PhD in Music. In my head, I was going to be the next Jimi Hendrix...Boy was I mistaken! Even though I studied hard, I could not get my mind out of spiritual turmoil. I kept thinking: I must find spirituality, and I had to find it soon! A former band mate told me of a university that he felt would make it all come together for me .So I left Sydney for Canterbury.
Canterbury..U were a lifesaver
The University of Canterbury was such a rewarding experience. At the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine, I didn't just study acupuncture.. I learned it well! Dr. Chun -Yan Chen, not only trained me through all the basics, but he also gave me the spiritual guidance I searched for. Dr. Olav Skille, of Norway, and Hans Causto were my greatest mentors and greatest influences in my later years. These 2 Phenoms spoke of using sound to heal the whole person. It was a bit far fetched for the common mind back then.. but I'm beginning to hear it more and more these days from the conventional doctors. HMMMMM!