The Bexley Acupuncture logo, though it may remind you of the Yin-Yang symbol, it is not. It is actually a hand-drawn representation of the Koru, the Maori symbol for balance, harmony and new beginning.

Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. With their Polynesian cultural heritage, they lived close to and depended on the nature around them. One of the Maori’s important symbols is the Koru, a spiral shape of a new unfurling fern frond (Ferns are ubiquitous in New Zealand – the country’s emblem is the Silver Fern). It signifies growth, strength, and new life. Similar to the Yin-Yang symbol, the koru also represents perpetual movement, and balance.

I chose the Koru to be the logo for Bexley Acupuncture, my private acupuncture practice here in Bexley, because I have always loved seeing new leaves unfurling (fern or otherwise). It gives me such a sense of hope, and potential.

More importantly, New Zealand is a special place for our family. Without our experience living there, we would not be here in Ohio.

It’s a long story, and I don’t want to bore you with details. The short version is that a few years ago, my family moved down under, hoping to find a new life in New Zealand. We found a lot of beauty, a lot of adventure, and many wonderful people. Our children attended school and made friends. We ate a lot of fish & chips. It is arguably the most beautiful country on earth.

But something was missing. Professionally, it was not what we had expected, or wanted long term. So while living in the land of the long white cloud (the Maori name for New Zealand), we started looking for other opportunities back in the States.

Many places were in the running. Ohio won.

So with our unpacked pod of all of our belongings, we headed back to the U.S., to a state we had never been.

And the rest is history, as they say.

We are very happy here in Bexley. We are also very grateful for what New Zealand gave us. And so, in honor of the country that we called home for a short time, I proudly chose the Koru to represent Bexley Acupuncture. After all, it is giving me a new beginning and I hope that my practice will offer health, balance and harmony to you, my community.

In good health,