The Thing About Migraines And Headaches…

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How wonderful is it that western-based research regarding the efficacy of acupuncture is growing daily?

Recently, researchers in Germany took a look at 22 studies targeting more than 4,400 people suffering from migraines and found that acupuncture was equally or more effective than medications used for reducing the frequency of migraines.

Those same researchers reviewed more than 10 studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for tension headaches involving approximately 2,400 people and found that acupuncture relieved pain better than traditional treatments.

Let’s hear it for no more migraines or headaches!

Ha Ha Ha…

Read on the net:

Person 1 wrote: Uretha Franklin

Person 2 responds: It’s actually spelled Aretha. They sound the same but there’s a vas deferens.

Only Loosely Related To Acupuncture But Interesting Nonetheless…

Did you know that this month has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays? This only happens every 823 years. More Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for acupuncture!

What Tongues Can Tell Us…

About a week ago I just happened to have some time on my hands and I also had my camera. It occurred to me that I was at an intersection of  a golden opportunity. I ran around the office snapping pictures of the tongues of anyone I caught off guard enough to consent to have their tongues photographed. Why? Because this blog definitely needs a tongue gallery.

Of course one of the most-often asked questions at the clinic is, “What does my tongue tell you?” I usually tell the patient what I see and follow up with the recommendation that he or she look at the tongues of friends and family for contrast and comparison. Now I can probably guess correctly that few, if any, of my patients ask to see the tongues of the people of their inner circle. Have you ever noticed that, when asked,  people become shy or reluctant to show their tongues? This isn’t by chance as it turns out. Chinese medical theory explains that reluctance nicely. It also explains why it’s so bone-chillingly terrifying when the Maori blatantly loll their tongues at their enemies.  But the chance to be able to see many tongues at once is just too good to miss (at least to an acupuncturist!).

So here they are, the first of a growing gallery of tongues just waiting for contrast and comparison. Before you look, just know that there is such a thing as the perfect tongue but no one has the 100% perfect one. It’s an ideal that we can all try to reach through healthful living.

A Good Quote To Start The Week…

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”