WHERE WILL YOUR OPEN MIND TAKE YOU?
How quick we are to judge. We make sweeping statements without stopping to think that we might be wrong. And we dismiss ideas simply because they are different to what we know or believe. Take acupuncture. I did.
I did as a last-ditch attempt to stop my back creaking and my leg limping. (You know something’s wrong when you can’t get up the stairs, or into the car, and it’s an effort just to get up in the morning). I was sceptical. I was also a little scared. The expression ‘I would rather stick pins in my eyes’ (or my spine) came to mind. Would it hurt? How much would it hurt? How long would the hurt last?
I can tell you now that acupuncture doesn’t hurt. It’s a little uncomfortable if you’re feeling sensitive (and who wouldn’t feel sensitive when they’re about have 16 needles stuck into them?) But it doesn’t hurt. It does, however, work. At least, it worked for me (No more sweeping statements). And after just two sessions, no more creaking back, no more limp and no problem running, after a fashion, up the stairs. Now, I am told that comfrey leaf, dandelion and nettle are good for doggy, I mean dodgy joints. Bring it on.