I have two friends whom I trained with since they were children. One is now on the state board of acupuncture licenses (trusted implicitly), the other was a new graduate of a "prestigious" NYC program. At a dinner several of us attended celebrating a unrelated promotion, the younger one informed me, he could regulate my blood sugar and cure me.
A swallowed my chopsticks when he came out with that one. He was deadly earnest. I heard him out, and listened to his struggle with 5 elements theory (aka very modern template of much older Chinese cosmology badly superimposed on western neural pathways, anatomy).
I explained with my utmost patience he was confused, the physiology was entirely different between a destroyed/dead pancreas and one which was failing.
He contemptuously dismissed them as being the same thing. In his universe, I/we could be cured. SIGH.... Apparently he was asleep that day in class. Last time i checked the CDC, the ADA, the JDRF have never been told. Heck, somebody forgot to tell the Health Ministry in the PRC. Who knew!
Myself I prefer the weekend teacher Yoga certificates, or my personal favorites the Black Belt at home earners. -Shivering-.
I like to observe a few times, ask a question or two before I commit to things. Better matches long term that way. Know the goal, the tools used before there is a pile-up teacher and student having very different intentions & routes.
Thank you for helping me explore... anything occurs to you, please chime in more!!!!