It may seem that becoming an acupuncturist nearly 20 years ago was quite a departure from Becky Thoroughgood’s previous career as a published journalist and writer. But to her, the two are quite similar paths. At the core, both professions rely heavily on inquiry and storytelling. Asking into the “what, where, when and how” of a patient’s experience or condition is a fundamental aspect of Becky’s job. But she is also interested in the story behind the story, that is, the patient’s own narrative about their life and illness. Because words, like the needles, are profound medicine, Becky encourages her patients to consider their stories as part of their treatment and to revise them so that they support, rather than diminish their health.
When she’s not in the treatment room, this award-winning writer is working on a book about how to apply the simple, yet elegant wisdom of East Asian medicine into everyday life. She also writes and presents about health and wellness, and her work has been featured in the Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists. As an avid movie fan, Becky has expanded her writing from flash fiction to screenplays, and recently completed a holiday romance.
A Philly native, Becky currently lives in Harrisburg, PA with her husband.
Represented by: Tessa Shaffer