Monday, March 12, 2007

Needle Therapy

I made my first visit to an acupuncturist today. All the hours I spend at the computer don’t combine well with an old shoulder injury. So I finally sucked it up and decided to try to do something about it. If you’re not interested you can stop reading right here, because I have no other point to make or great philosophical insight to pass on. However, I am mightily impressed with how much just one session helped. I wouldn’t say it was the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had, but it didn’t really hurt, either (oddly, I didn’t feel any pricks, just a sense of pressure). I’m going back.

What I’m reading…

I’ve been slogging through a string of “bestselling” thrillers, but decided to take a break and read Gore Vidal’s IMPERIAL AMERICA: REFLECTIONS ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA. I’m one of Vidal’s fans. It’s unusually to find someone with a great memory for facts AND a suburb analytical ability. Add to that a nasty, cutting wit, and the result is an entertaining—albeit disturbing—read.

4 comments:

Steve Malley said...

I did a course of acupuncture about ten years ago. It was fantastic! I still remember those sessions fondly.

Of course, back then, I'd have paid just to lie down in a dark room for half an hour...

Freaky, how the needles are all lying down when they first go in, and at the end they're all standing straight out!

cs harris said...

Really? That's interesting. Since I was lying face down I couldn't see anything--which is probably a good thing, given my attitude toward needles!

Charles Gramlich said...

The asphalt that's still under my skin from two motorcycle wrecks acts at the pressure points just like acupuncture needles. At least so I imagine.

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