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Just what is Acupuncture

Acupuncture has a ver-r-ry long history.  A few years ago, the news was full of the discovery of a human body in a deep ice crevasse, which was carefully exhumed and later carbon dated at greater than 5000 years old.  When the 'Iceman' was examined, he had what appears to be small tattooed areas marking points to aid stamina and digestion.  In the pouch at his hip was a collection of wood (bamboo?) and stone slivers that could be used as point stimulators!  To keep it very brief, the medicine people of ancient China had, basically, two mandates:  keep the Emperor well (he was, after all, the physical embodiment of God) and keep the women healthy and productive.

Odd questions and misconceptions

Through the years I've had some strange/funny/odd queries and comments:  Don't you have to be Chinese to do acupuncture?  Will it work as well on Americans?  Is this against my religious beliefs? (I kid you not!)  My answer to the last one was "Do you hold it against your ob/gyn that he's Jewish or your cardiologist that he's East Indian? Come on, folks!  This is medicine, not religion - and if you're going to be that narrow in your view, my medicine predates your religion by many thousand years!

New Beginnings

A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.  You're never too old to learn.  Wake up and smell the coffee.  Don't you just love platitudes?  There is so much wisdom buried in the old sayings.  Although today's experts seem to offer better/stronger/faster solutions to our problems, we keep chasing after the next new thing because the last one didn't work for us.  All the testimony in the world doesn't make the results real, if we don't experience them ourselves.
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