Monday, March 7, 2011

Acupuncture Rules!

I saw my wound doctor last Monday and it seems one wound is getting better and the other is not progressing and even getting a little worse. He put me on strict bed rest, so today is the first I have been up since last Monday. Hence, no post on surgery or not. The good news is: it looks like I will not need any more surgery, at least not in the near future.

The really good news is: I found out I can start seeing my acupuncturist again! So, I will start getting treatments at least once a week and most weeks I'm scheduled for twice weekly appointments. I just got home from my first treatment in months and feel great!

Many of you know I have been getting acupuncture treatment since 2003, and how much good it has done for me. If you have ever had acupuncture treatment(s), you know what I mean. If you have never experienced it, you do not know what you are missing! The Chinese and much of their Eastern or as we refer to it "alternative medicine" is quite extraordinary. I guess six thousand years has taught them something. I believe we could learn a great deal from the alternative medicine practices of the Chinese.

China has a lot to give us besides cheap labor to make all the products we now buy which used to proudly display "Made in the U.S.A."

Western medicine is slowly integrating many of their medical ideas like healing touch, biofeedback, herbal treatments, massage and yoga, among others at places like the the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing located on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis. You can learn more about the Insitute by clicking here.

I could go on for a long time about my feelings on integrative medicine, but I see I have written quite a bit already. I think I will go lie down, take a nap, and enjoy the aftereffects of my acupuncture treatment. Besides, I devote most of a chapter in my book on the subject. FYI, the editing is going very well and we are hoping to have a finished product ready to submit to a publisher in the next couple months.

As always, I welcome your comments.




Earl Hipp said...

You've almost talked me into getting a treatment. There is a school in Tucson and lots of graduates around. If I do I'll let you know. But I don't need acupuncture to enjoy the effects of a nap!

Mary said...

So glad to hear that no surgery is on the docket. Always a good thing. Have not ever done acupuncture. I may need it some day. Never say never. Guess I didn't know you were writing a book. So you're an author. Wowsers. Title? Autobiography?

I'm Not Done Yet said...


Make sure you get a good acupuncturist. Like any profession, there are good ones and not-so-good acupuncturists. Ask around and talk to your friends. Get references. It's just like any other service. Once you get a good one, enjoy!



The Blair Group said...

You have opened up an idea that I had not thought of as a possibility. Thx

Nicks said...

sorry- last post was from me- not my work group :-)

Brian said...


I know what you mean about the acupuncture, it is great. I just finished seeing Dr. Gu at TCM on Lake Street and I'm not trying to give the guy a free commercial but he was able to almost completely resolve the back pain I've had for years secondary to my MS and some spinal stenosis. When my neurologist recommended acupuncture I thought he was crazy, after all I was a physician and I had a lot of doubt. As the song goes, "now 'm a believer." I hope the healing continues, I know how frustrating those decubs can be. Stay positive,


David Southern said...

Τhіs is a topiс that's close to my heart ... Best wishes! Where are your contact details though?