Healing A Cut

Paper Cut / Healing by pestarke
Paper Cut / Healing, a photo by pestarke on Flickr.

Check out the steps of healing a cut here:

HealedCut

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Acupuncture Silliness

porcupine needlesAh hem…thank you for this week’s blog entry-

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Acupuncture Needles In Interesting Places

Y&R Billboard - Acupuncture by Si1very
Y&R Billboard – Acupuncture, a photo by Si1very on Flickr.
It seems that acupuncture needles are being found in some interesting places recently. Check out this article I found on the Yahoo crawl today and then come back and I’ll tell you why you don’t ever have to worry about this happening to you.
All finished? Good. Now, why don’t you have to worry about this happening to you? No licensed acupuncturist in the United States has been taught or would choose to treat a patient in this manner  because of the risks mentioned in this article. Whatever kind of acupuncture they are doing in South Korea, it’s obviously not what we do here in the United States.
It must be a slow news day for Yahoo.
I also beg to differ with the opinion that there is little evidence that acupuncture treats medical conditions. I see, hear and touch the evidence every day.
As always, call your acupuncturist  if you have any questions or concerns. We always make ourselves available.

Hibernating

Hibernating Bear by glazedangel101
Hibernating Bear, a photo by glazedangel101 on Flickr.

Always around the beginning of the year I get a few questions about cleansing.Wanting to do a cleanse at this time of year does make sense in some ways, new beginnings and  holiday indulging among other reasons. Ultimately though, Traditional Chinese medicine would say not to do a cleanse in winter . Here’s why: we’re still supposed to be “hibernating”. Even though we’ve turned the corner on the winter solstice, we’re right in the middle of the “dark” time of year, meaning the most yin time, when we’re meant to be quiet and at rest. Because of this, anything “moving” should wait for spring when, just like the bears looking for skunk cabbage to clean things out at the end of winter, we can employ cleanses to prepare for the coming yang time (summer) when things are supposed to be active and move.

Let’s talk about cleanses this spring shall we?