Matthew P. Sieradski, BA 1999
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing discipline that employs very fine needles to stimulate and regulate the body's subtle energy system. Acupuncture is very effective at treating innumerable conditions, both physical and emotional, as it accesses the body's energy directly. Chinese herbalism is founded on over 2000 years of textual history and employs hundreds of different "herbal" substances - vegetable, mineral, and animal. Because of the tradition's scope - both theoretical and substantive - it is widely considered the most powerful and practical approach to herbal medicine in humanity's heritage.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
Evergreen helped me to value my own insights, to write with conviction on subjects of deep interest to me, and to forge my own path in the world. This focus on following one's own bliss allowed me to make the leap to the study of an ancient and foreign system of thought and medicine. I'm glad I made that leap, and I'm grateful to Evergreen for supporting those of us who are less conventional in our explorations.