Total loan: $6,000


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Tucson, AZ, United States / Health

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Josh's story

I have been an acupuncturist for 10+ years now and am deeply passionate about providing healthcare and alternative medicine to populations who would otherwise never receive it. Personally giving over 30,000 acupuncture treatments in this course of time and being a resource for average working people to have the chance to try acupuncture and find relief for their ailments has been such a privilege and something I'm very proud of having been a part of building. Many issues that can't be fully addressed by western medicine respond well to acupuncture and herbal medicine, and taking the cost factor out of the equation as much as possible has widened the exposure of this medicine immensely and shown that demographics of folks generally thought to be uninterested in receiving acupuncture actually really are. There have just been financial barriers to access standing in the way. I've always felt an acute sense that healthcare should me made as easily available to people as possible and that supporting healthy habits also contributes to the overall health of society at large. I've been in healthcare most of my working career and I can't imagine doing anything else. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that was well off enough to have access to good health care, and I now feel it is my duty to widen the circle of folks who also have this privilege.