Friday, January 4, 2008

Pins and Needles

DearHusband has been dealing with a nasty bout with gout in the last week. He gets very infrequent flare-ups of this malady, and keeps on hand a med from the doctor which normally nips the problem in the bud.

Except this time, it didn't.

After suffering with this for a week, DearHusband went yesterday to see an acupuncturist (at the recommentation of my sister, who had heard that this treatment might provide some immediate relief). I was completely skeptical about whether it would make any difference, but of course, he has a much more open mind than I do about such things. About most things, actually.

Anyway, he went. And it did help - alot!

So is it all in his head? Or is there really something to sticking a bunch of needles in various parts of your flesh which helps to provide healing and relief? Who cares?? He's better!

He's going back next week, too!


Dwight P. said...

Acupuncture has a long history of effectiveness, and most of the medical (yes, medical) people I speak with acknowledge that there might be something to it. (From Hamlet, "There are more things 'tween heaven and earth than are dream'd of in your philosophy.") I've thought that I might investigate it for my arthritis (which is getting a little out of hand -- a pun, since that's where it is lodged). But in any event, I'm glad it worked for him!

-C said...

Well, what the heck, Dwight? What have you got to lose? (Is your spouse not a nurse? What sayeth she about such things?)

When I came home from work today, I asked K. how his foot was feeling and his response was, "Wonderful!"

There ya go!