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Pin Your Hopes on Acupuncture

May 26, 2022

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By Andrea Rouda

I’M TELLING you people—for whatever ails you, acupuncture is the answer. I wasted six months of my waning life going to see traditional doctors and physical therapists, none of whom made the slightest dent in the nonstop pain I was suffering in my knee. In fact, over that time it got a lot worse. All the doctors said the same things: It’s arthritis, you’re old, take painkillers, ice your knee, elevate your leg and get used to it.

Then I suddenly remembered my former acupuncturist who helped calm my soaring blood pressure about three years ago and figured it was worth a try. My first visit to him was 23 days ago and today I can say with assurance that I am cured. My knee no longer hurts when I walk down the stairs, or anywhere. It is no longer swollen. I can do anything. I haven’t taken a painkiller or muscle relaxant in weeks. (Sadly I am still old, but that’s not fixable.)

You might want to give it a try. And just in case you’re a baby, it doesn’t hurt at all.

—Andrea Rouda blogs at The Daily Droid.

 

Note: We’re leaving the nest for Memorial Day weekend. Hope you have a good one. See you back here next Tuesday, May 31.



One thought on “Pin Your Hopes on Acupuncture

  1. C.C. says:

    I agree it fixed my frozen shoulder issue.

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