Category Archives: acupuncture

What he left out

(An addendum to this post) Her head on his shoulder and her shivering arm wrapped tightly around his on a wind-swept night in early February The bowl she made in pottery class that weighs too much but is perfectly shaped, … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Conclusion)

I never did fall asleep, not once in ten sessions, although I came close several times. I have a wildly free-associative mind, which is no surprise to regular readers. I tend to link sounds/smells/feelings to other things, and this doesn’t … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Day 8: Electrocution)

It has never hurt before, but now the electric current running to my right eyebrow causes me to cringe. Normally, it feels like someone tickling me gently, but today the right side of my face is pulled and tight. The … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Day 6: Discomforts)

None of the needles hurt like the ones in the ear. There are four of them, ranging from the lobe to a point slightly more than halfway up. With each one, I can feel the sting of steel penetrating my … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Week 1 Review)

So far, I have not said much about eyesight improvements related to my acupuncture treatments. I worry that reporting changes might give false hope to both myself and to my readers. Any improvements are small, barely detectable things, as the … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Day 4: Re-enactment)

“Daddy,” asks Mia, “can we play Acupuncture?” “Yes,” I replies. “Lay down.” After she complies, I give her the spiel. “No caffeine, alcohol, or exercise tonight.” “What’s alcohol?” “If you find out, don’t drink any.” I begin to insert pretend … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Day 3: Bones)

“You have great bone structure,” my acupuncturist tells me. “I mean, really nice!” I have never thought of myself this way before, in the terms used to describe supermodels. Perhaps writing isn’t where I should look for my future. Maybe … Continue reading

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