Peter Wilson, L.Ac.
Well-being is our natural state. It is this core belief that drives my passion for the healing arts, and this belief has been, and continues to be, nurtured through my life experiences.
Until well into college, I led a relatively uncontemplated life; I went to school, participated in several sports, was a gamer, hung out with friends, played music. But I felt a bit like a passenger, like life was on autopilot, and without knowing it, I was along for the ride. When I began my collegiate study of mathematics, it was because I was good at it, and because I needed a major to continue my education. It wasn’t passionate.
Difficult emotional issues, meditation, dear friends, and a need to discover my proper place in society began to open up my mind to the size of the world and the potential for this time on Earth. Life began to feel like an opportunity instead of a ride. My desire for a meaningful career inspired me to take time off of school to find my way, which then led me to study psychology for a year and jazz drumming for two. I developed tendinitis in my wrist from my pursuit of drumming, and that roadblock drove me to my purpose as an acupuncturist. It was the only therapy I found that helped heal something Western medicine merely masked. As I’ve continued on this path of healing and self-work, it has helped me unravel much of what troubled me for years. My chronically poor digestion has improved dramatically, my tension headaches and migraines have stopped controlling my life, and my emotional balance is more stable than I ever thought possible.
Our natural state becomes obscured by the injuries, tribulations, and ignorances of our lives, and I view acupuncture as a catalyst that helps return our psyche, emotions, and body to the flowing integration they are meant to become. When properly contemplated, not a step on the path leading me to acupuncture was wasted. I still use the logic of mathematics, the humanism of psychology, the passion and creativity of music, and the appreciation of frivolity to try and balance my practice, my daily life, and my pursuit of that natural state. I hope that through this, I can help as many people as possible become the drivers of their own journeys and that, as knowledge of acupuncture’s potential spreads, the proper symbiosis of Eastern and Western medicine will begin to flourish in this country.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Professional Master’s Level Acupuncture Program at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in July of 2015, I am certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and I am licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board.