Old methods, new equipment

Old methods, new equipment.jpgI’ve been acupunctured before but not in Mainland China. As far as traditional medicine goes, I think it has some basis to it. In theory at least.

My first experience with acupuncture was for my asthma. I hate needles, and eyeing up the needles, the very thought running through my mind was “geez, those are really long needles”. But once they’re in, it’s something you can get used to. However, I tend to be wary of assistants or anyone in the proximity with fast and jerky movements. Then came the herbal cigars (for the insertion points) and electro-stimulation. All in all a relaxing process in a forced kind of way but, in no-way did it help my asthma. Not. One. Bit.

But in reference to the photo, they were obviously renovating their surgery.

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Ant stamper gets stamp of approval


My apartment has an endemic ant problem. They’re little brown ants, and I cite shit design and construction of the abode. Only a brain-challenged dim-wit could fail to make mitred corners, and then forget to chalk the gaps.

The ‘ant stamper’ in question is in fact my preventitive medicine for my asthma. About as tall as a thumb, and 25mm round. Handling on an almost daily, sometimes a minute by minute basis never fails to get me to take my medication. Asthma, here, has been no problem , thanks to the the little brown (squashed) ants.