I was under a lot of chronic stress brought on by raising a bipolar child. Not even the stress of being a two-time cancer survivor can compare to dealing with the mood instability of this condition, and I had found that the anti-depressants which had pulled me through what I thought was the most difficult time of my life were no longer effective. As an RN, I had limited knowledge of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, but I had met many who claimed relief from symptoms left unresolved by Western Medicine. So with an open mind, I attended one of Dr. Jean Gary Joseph’s conferences and I decided this was the right time to try Acupuncture. I had four treatments over five days. I am feeling better physically than I have at any time over the past five years. I will continue Acupuncture as well as follow Dr. J’s dietary and herbal remedies. Any concerns about Dr. J’s credentials were immediately put at rest with his educational background and licensure in the state of Florida. His knowledge, calm demeanor, and skills are admirable as well as his mission to educate people about Oriental Medicine to improve their lives.