Beth Herzig founded Rocky Coast Acupunture with her husband Jason Stein in 2003 We recently sat down to talk a bit about why she loves acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine
Beth, why were you drawn to acupuncture?
I was drawn to acupuncture because I believe in a more holistic approach to healing. Chinese medicine takes into account all aspects of a person’s life and health when addressing an issue. I also believe in the old concept of the “family doctor” who really gets to know their patients and spends time listening to them and giving them the time they deserve with a practitioner. Acupuncture allows for that time and energy.
Do you have a specific focus area within acupuncture?
As an acupuncturist, the things I enjoy and feel most confident treating are pain, depression and anxiety, and women’s health related issues (PMS, Menopause, and fertility).
What’s the most extraordinary thing about acupuncture?
The most extraordinary thing about acupuncture is that it works! I am still surprised and amazed by the results we get. I understand and respect Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how it’s explained in the old texts, but it still feels very surprising when people feel better, especially with some of the trickier and complicated cases that have come in as a last resort. It happens all the time and sometimes after only one
What’s the most frequent question you get about acupuncture?
I get a lot of questions about acupuncture but the most frequent two are “Does acupuncture really work?” and “Does acupuncture hurt?”
Beth Herzig is Board Certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and the National Association of Detox Acupuncture (NADA). She holds a Masters Degree from The Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington.