Robert M. Thompson, MAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist
“If you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got,” said someone very wise.
A native of Boston’s South Shore, Robert Thompson is a graduate of Providence College with a B.S. in Business Administration. In the year 2000, after fifteen years in the financial industry in Boston, New York and then Chicago, he decided to return home to seek out a new career path.
A year of concentrated contemplation and travel led Robert (Bob) to pursue an education in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. After a year of “pre-med” science coursework, he enrolled @ the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA); which is now part of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- MCPHS. Bob completed the three year, nine semester NESA curriculum and graduated in 2005.
It was while working in Chicago that Bob was first introduced to acupuncture and the depths of Chinese medical theory. In particular, he was thrilled to learn that this ancient system could explain the root cause of many health conditions in a simplistic manner and one that was not always consistent with the Bio-medical world. Bob saw this distinction as beneficial to patients.
With that wise thought in mind, “if you always do what you have always done, then you will always get what you have always got,” he felt that a more cooperative approach would prove advantageous to just “one way.” Bob also saw strong similarities in the consistency of Chinese medicine to the way his Chicago company viewed investments.
Their methodology was a strict principle-based approach to avoid unnecessary risks while maintaining competitive returns. The organization created an educational program to instill this tactic. Investment portfolio managers from banks, credit unions and insurance companies learned the underlying mathematics (sometimes “hidden” mathematics) employed by Wall Street. Maxims such as “Hindsight is 20-20, only if you look back,” aided clients in adhering to principled investing decisions.
Chinese medicine “looks back” through theory derived from data accumulated via millennia of trial, error and revision! It is the use of such a rich principle-based theory to help folks feel better and improve their lives that led Bob to choose acupuncture and Chinese medicine as his new career. “Repeating proven principles greatly improves the odds of favorable results,” says Bob, repeatedly.
Bob is very excited to be working with Heney Chiropractic Neurology Center, an organization committed to long proven, integrated and safe treatment options. That HCNC is also committed to aid patients in their journey toward better health by providing education to both them and their community is icing on the cake for Bob.
When Bob is not thinking about Chinese Medicine, he enjoys: playing hockey, skiing, swimming, hiking and camping. Acadia National Park is a favorite getaway.