It is a terrible thing to admit, but I, an acupuncturist, hate needles.
Whenever I have to go to the doctor to have blood taken, I surprise even myself with the creative ways I manage to not make it
down to the nurse to have my blood drawn. My doctor knows this about me, and I am always
getting the sass.
The truth is, having blood taken hurts (it hurts me anyways). The needles they use are hollow point, and it usually takes them a
few tries before they can get a vein. I am always left with bruises,
and this is why I don’t like needles.
After months of cold weather, springtime is a usually welcomed with open arms. We have warmer weather and a little extra sunlight in the evenings. But it is also a time that many suffer with allergies. The sweet smell of blooming blossoms in the early morning is also indication that pollen is plentiful in the air. For centuries, Chinese medical practitioners have used a
handful of helpful herbs to help balance the body and, thus, relieve the symptoms
of springtime allergies. One such herb is Jing Jie.
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