A Family Affair
Tobin and Amanda each harbored the dream for many years of learning and practicing acupuncture. They had each experienced firsthand the power of acupuncture in their own lives and the lives of loved ones. It was a happy accident that they were both able to enroll in the Evening/Weekend Master of Acupuncture program at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in January of 2015. It was a gift to share this nearly five-year transformative experience, and in May of 2019, they graduated together.
Tobin McNatt founded Better Days Farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1973, when he purchased 250 acres of land while still serving as an officer in the US Navy. The farm grew to 600 acres over time, and Tobin raised his three children there. The farm is still the heart of the family and the site of many warm family gatherings. His daughter, Amanda Courie, considers her upbringing on the farm, close to nature’s rhythms, as a powerful influence on her affinity for the natural healing arts.
When developing their practice, it became clear that the perfect name was right there all along. They are grateful to honor their shared history by naming their practice Better Days Acupuncture.