Acupuncture Poetry

Further proof that acupuncture is…ahem… poking its way farther into the mainstream consciousness.

A Short Ode To Brave Acupuncture Patients

Come over here brave adventurer and


These never-experienced but transformational needles will not hurt

a bit.


Even Rhyming Is Healthy

Skeleton / Esqueleto by CGoulao
Skeleton / Esqueleto, a photo by CGoulao on Flickr.

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990

I hope you are enjoying your favorite version of the different holiday seasons, 2013 is just around the corner…

I Have The Greatest Patients…

This post may not do much for your health but I have to post it anyway-

To: Wendy

Thank you for the laughs

and the needles to my back

Thanks for all the time

and the knowledge you’ve made mine

Thanks for moving all my chi

and stimulating my He Se[a]

Thanks for your shoulders that I cry on

and all your time that I rely on

Thanks for all the tricks

and the needle sticks

Thanks for everything you do

I couldn’t have done it without you.


Thanks MS…much appreciated!

Sick By Shel Silverstein

Remember this great poem? I may have loved it a little too much as a child and that’s why I’m an acupuncturist today…

Click on the pic-

You’re Full Of Beans!

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart

(Ahem, this isn’t going where you think it is…)

The daily half cup you eat, the better your blood sugars are

The better they are, the better you feel
So let’s eat beans with every meal

Well, maybe not with every meal, but like it says, eat a half cup everyday of beans, such as white, pinto, kidney, garbanzo or black beans, (sorry, jelly and chocolate covered coffee beans don’t count!) and you can strongly lower your fasting glucose, insulin, and A1C counts. Better yet, include it as part of your regular high-fiber and low glycemic index diet and you could lower your A1C by an average 0.48% !

Here’s a recipe to get you started:

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So, the next time someone tells you you are full of beans take it as a compliment!


Naturally It’s Nature!

It’s raining here today-


Just the right time to slip in a Japanese proverb-


Kachou Fuugetsu

Literally this is:  Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

You can translate the meaning to be:

Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself.