A THOUSAND SMILES * EST 2006 *
Family Oriental Medicine
Pediatric, Elder Care and All the Good Living InBetween
JOY ORIOL, MS LAc
917- 532 - 5054
c.1930-1981 China’s barefoot doctors were village doctors - often farmers, young men and women in their 20's - given minimal medical training in anatomy, disease diagnosis, acupuncture, prescribing traditional and Western medicines, birth control as well as maternal and infant care. The work of these individuals inspired the primary health care movement as we know it today.
c.2018 Modern day barefoot doctors live and work world-wide. We are health care professionals studied in eastern and western health care, who work the “tao bridge” sharing our knowledge from the grassroots out, in our communities. We work among the roots to support the expression of rich, diverse, beautiful and sometimes, difficult truths. We acknowledge true healing begins the moment an individual acknowledges the gift that is balance; in full acceptance of the unique back and forth from light and dark that is the essence of human existence. And that positive advancements in health care will include a combination of eastern and western care, working in conjunction.
Joy M. Oriol, MS LAc is a Licensed Acupuncturist in private practice since 2006 who first began working in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1994. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and African Studies from Antioch College and is currently working towards her Doctorate.
While at Antioch, Joy learned to embrace the motto of Horace Mann who said “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” As a healer-artist Joy reflects deeply on issues of social, political and personal justice, both in her work as an Acupuncturist and as a writer. Joy’s books include: When At War The Soldier Never Sleeps: Proverbs and People of the African Diaspora and Masr: Egypt Undercover, Portraits of a Country and Her People. Currently, Joy is working diligently on her third book, a love story of self-discovery, recovery and the acknowledgement of joy, as experienced through the principals of TCM.
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