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Experiencing the Art of Acupuncture

Experiencing the Art of Acupuncture
Although I went a little piercing and tattoo-happy in my college days, I’ve never been a huge fan of needles. I cannot watch needles puncturing my skin because I WILL get ill and I WILL pass out. Why would I consider acupuncture then, you ask? First of all, I’m all about alternative forms of medicine. I don’t particularly enjoy having to ingest prescribed medications full of manmade chemicals. Lately I’ve been a lot more aware of what I choose to put inside my body, and at the ripe old age of 24, my body needs a little more TLC than in previous years. I want to go on record as saying my acupuncture experience was my least frightening encounter with needles ever. Lying on my stomach without the opportunity to see the needles didn’t hurt, but the needles literally didn’t hurt. There were a few more tender spots than others, like the...
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What is chronic fatigue?

chronic-fatigue
 A few years ago, one of my good friends was diagnosed with chronic fatigue. It took me a long time to wrap my head around his sickness because it wasn’t something I could see. Initially, it felt like he was faking it. Boy was I wrong!   Beyond the extreme exhaustion he experienced, chronic fatigue caused problems with his concentration and short-term memory. He had trouble holding normal conversations, being around large groups of people and accomplishing every day tasks such as grocery shopping. Occasionally, we went on walks together. After one block, I watched him become exhausted. My friend, the former Division I athlete, became exhausted after a one block walk. There was no faking. He was miserable. He was tired. And no matter how much he slept, it didn’t do any good.   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) makes you so tired you can’t complete normal, daily tasks. This extremely debilitating...
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