As a community acupuncture clinic, we are committed to a mission of health and social justice. We strive to give the best care to the most amount of people possible, regardless of age, gender, or race.
The gold standard for ethics in Chinese medicine comes from one of the most famous ancient practitioners of acupuncture and herbs: Sun Simao, who wrote what is coined “the Chinese hippocratic oath.” In these sometimes turbulent and divisive times which call for a renewed and passionate dedication to social justice, this code of ethics is still an essential text for Chinese Medicine practitioners.
“If anyone comes to me because of an illness or any other difficulty I will not concern myself with whether they are powerful or humble, rich or poor, old or young, beautiful or ugly… I will think of each of them of them as a close and loved relative – or indeed as if it was I who had been struck down by an illness.”
May we extend this thought to all we come across, realizing we all have the ability to heal and support each other. And may our clinic serve as a healing space for all people.
Read the whole Healer’s Oath by Sun Simiao here.