Michael O. Smith Memorial Fund

There are two funds that can be contributed to with donations:

1. Spirit of NADA Fund

Training and outreach to bring NADA to underserved communities and disaster-struck areas.

2. Michael O. Smith Endowment Fund

Advocacy and legislative change in North America.

At the end of the session, they ask, “What’s in the needle? There must be something in the needle.” Some people get very intense about this because they are struck by the notion that “if there is nothing good in the needle, then there must be something good in me.” That’s the biggest lesson in the clinic—the biggest lesson in anybody’s life. And because acupuncture can take the most panicked person and show them a peaceful side of themselves in about 30 seconds, you are able to reveal this important human and spiritual lesson right away. “There is nothing in that needle, so there must be something good in me—something good, something peaceful, something quiet, something forgiving, something optimistic.

- Excerpt from the essay Spirituality and the Serenity Prayer by Michael O. Smith

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