New Canaan’s Casey Potetz knew she wanted to be an acupuncturist from the time she was 12 years old. Her mother owned a book about eastern philosophy, and Potetz recalled reading it and wondering, “Why aren’t we all doing this? This is amazing.” After studying acupuncture at a postgraduate level for four years in Hawaii, the Hartford County native said she was at a crossroads so her sister, a New Canaan resident, invited Potetz and her boyfriend to come and stay for a month.
That was 10 months ago.
“We just kind of fell in love with it here,” Potetz said.
And she decided to start her own acupuncture business here.
The result, New Canaan Acupuncture, has been open for one month, during which Potetz has provided 42 treatments, “which is pretty good for a new business,” she said. Potetz studied kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, graduating in 2011.