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INTRO TO EPISODE:
Hello, Health Investor!
I’m so happy you’re here with me on another episode of The Health Investment Podcast!
Today, you’re going to hear from Dr. Laura Sniper.
Laura is a licensed acupuncturist and holistic practitioner with a problem-solving approach. Her focus is on using safe and effective therapies that give patients long-lasting results.
But Laura isn’t just any ol’ acupuncturist—she was MY acupuncturist when I lived in NYC!
Prior to working with Laura, I didn’t really understand the HOWs, WHYs, and WHATs behind the ancient practice, but, being the inquisitive person I am, I’d always ask Laura dozens of questions pre- and post-treatment.
As you’ll see, she’s super patient, thoughtful, and knowledgeable, which is why I thought she’d make an excellent guest. I was right!
I learned sooooo much from Laura in this episode, and I know you will too. If you’ve ever wondered WHICH conditions acupuncture can treat, HOW acupuncture works, IF it hurts to have needles in your body for 30+ minutes, or anything else…I promise your questions will be answered by the end of the hour. We cover A LOT in this ep!
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Alright, it’s time to learn every little detail about acupuncture. Here we go!
MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:
3:40 | What inspired Laura to become an acupuncturist in the first place?
5:35 | The ins and outs of becoming a licensed acupuncturist
7:51 | The differences between Eastern (or Chinese) Medicine & Western Medicine
10:30 | The future of medicine, according to Laura
13:14 | Hold the phone: What is acupuncture, anyway?
15:48 | Can you address multiple symptoms/ailments all at once with acupuncture, or is it best to work on one issue at a time?
19:11 | How often do you have to see an acupuncturist for treatment to be effective?
21:19 | Is acupuncture just the latest wellness trend?
22:46 | Laura explains how the studio she works at—WTHN—is making acupuncture accessible to all!
28:31 | Does acupuncture hurt?
32:12 | Myths and misconceptions about acupuncture
33:30 | Are there any conditions acupuncture doesn’t help with?
37:18 | A couple of Laura’s incredible client success stories
40:44 | How is acupuncture for men, women, and children different?
43:09 | What excites Laura about the future of acupuncture!
45:27 | How can you find a certified, amaaaaazing acupuncturist (like Laura!) in your own city?
48:29 | Laura’s advice for anyone who’s heard this info and is now intrigued by acupuncture!
50:57 | According to Laura, what does it mean to make “The Health Investment”?
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