Day 6: Acupuncture

It was my wife’s idea. She already frequents this Chinese medicine for cure and prevention. What the heck. I’ll give it a shot. It can’t hurt. Or can it?

The acupuncturist explained everything. She’s very nice for someone that winces with you when she needles a tender spot. Apparently, this form of ancient medicine is known to help those with Bells Palsy.

Overall, the experience was good. I had to remove my shoes and socks. I laid down on my back. I was needled. Most of them didn’t hurt and if they did, it was only going in. She left me there, with the lights out, well needled and in moderate comfort – with spa music playing.

So, did it work? Too early to tell. I’m going back in two days. Probably three days a week. I’m willing to give it a go. I’ll let you know if it helps.

By the way, there is more to it. I mean, it’s a very developed medicine and I’m told the Bells Palsy can be brought on by “wind.” Spiritual and actual. So, I was asked if I’m near any real wind. Air conditioners or fans. Um. Perhaps? I have a fan on my right side (my Bells Palsy side this time around) at work. I have one by my reading/TV chair at home. Again, the right side. I have one next to the bed; the side depends on my sleeping habits. So, there could be something to this. Why do I have so many fans? My wife prefers a hotter climate so keeps the air turned up (78-80F). And the noise helps me fall asleep faster.

I guess no more fans. At least not for now. I’ll have to compensate somehow. I have a Nest ( thermostat downstairs. So, I can change the temp from my iPad or iPhone. I’ll need to get the one upstairs replaced. Then we can have a iPad war, both still in bed, with the thermostat!


  1. Thanks for providing this information this information helps a lot but my on view on Acupuncture is a traditional form of oriental medicine which originated in China and is being practiced by therapists all over the world now. Acupuncture treatment consists of inserting very fine needles at
    specific points on the skin, which are located near nerve endings. The acupuncture points are located along the 12 identified channels (meridians) through which the vital energy(Qi) and blood flows in the body.
    Thanks a lot once again.:)

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