Acupuncture for animals continues to gain popularity. This weekend CBS reported (see the video here) a story about three sea turtles who are suffering from joint infections. Their joints have limited range of motion which causes them to have difficulty swimming, important for a sea turtle! They are being treated by acupuncturist Claire McManus and the aquarium’s head vet, Dr. Charles Innis, says it seems to be helping. I'm glad to hear it!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I just heard about this and wanted to get the word out:
"This legislation clarifies unequivocally that only doctors and acupuncturists can practice acupuncture or use filiform needles for therapeutic purposes in Illinois.
Please call BOTH your Illinois house representative and state senator TODAY!
"I live (or work) in your district and would like your support for HB 1344, which is a common sense bill and simply states that only doctors and licensed acupuncturists can perform acupuncture. HB 1344 has the support of the Illinois Medical Society and the acupuncture community. May I count on your support? Thank you."
IF YOU ONLY CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS ONCE THIS YEAR, MAKE IT FOR THIS!
*Some of you maybe like me, unsure of your representative's phone numbers. So I am including this link that I used to find out that information. You put in your address and it tells you, your district and representative along with their contact details.
CALL NOW! And please get the word out.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Famous NBA players Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Hot Rod Williams, Jeff Hornacek, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Yao Ming, and, here in Chicago, Bulls player Joakim Noah have all reaped the benefits of acupuncture treatment. And, as pointed out by tcm directory with this great photo, college player Jeremy Adams was quoted as saying, "The day after I had acupuncture done, I dunked for the first time in a couple of months". His results are impressive!
Many professional athletes use acupuncture to help them recover from injuries and get relief from pain. Acupuncture is not only good post-injury but helps to keep them in top performing condition. I'm happy to see that basketball players have joined the acupuncture team!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
100 years ago today my great grandmother arrived in America from Russia with her five sons and was reunited with her husband, my Great Grandfather. My grandmother was born ten months later. I'm glad it was a happy reunion. :)
My mother wrote this wonderful post to commemorate the occasion.
Today is Saposnik/Safosnik/Sapoznik Day (decreed by my cousins and myself) because it is 100 years TO THE DAY that my grandfather and my grandmother, with their five sons, were reunited at Ellis Island in the New World after 4 years apart.
For years, we dabbled in trying to learn more about our family but got nowhere. We searched Ellis Island, ancestry sites, and Castle Garden. We knew the family name had been changed to Pozner from something else but there were dozens and dozens of possibilities. That generation of 6 brothers and 1 sister is now gone and their stories are gone, too. Out of all of my uncles (my mother was the 1 girl), Berl/Barney/Ben was the most silent, so it is ironic that he was the one that provided the needed clue. I found his naturalization papers two weeks ago and he had the wrong debarkation and wrong date, but he had the correct name of the ship, SS Neckar and the name of their home, Pavoloch, a town near Kiev. I turned the information over to my cousins…………….
Gary, my determined cousin-in-law, tracked them down. I was deeply moved to see the ships’ (Korea 1909 and Neckar 1913) manifests with my grandfather, Aron Sapoznik (in 1909) and my grandmother Hinde Safosnik (in 1913) listed. They were so young. I knew they left their parents to make the journey but I was saddened to see that they also lost their names to become the Americans, Harry and Anna Pozner. I know it is the story of millions and millions of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Tonight at 6-6:30 EST, 5-5:30 CST, and 3-3:30 PST, (because we are also separated), we are toasting the reunion. One hundred years to the day – l’chaim!
A side note: during WW2, the Nazis killed every Jew in Pavoloch/Pavolitch. The town no longer exists.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah is plagued by the painful condition of plantar fasciitis and, among other treatments, he is receiving acupuncture. Plantar fasciitis is often a chronic problem caused by an inflammation of the layer of tissue that supports the arch of the foot.
The Chicago Tribune article said, "Noah spent the Bulls' day off Tuesday doing what he does for his injury, which has included ice, electrical stimulation, massages, acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma injections, cortisone shots and incense-fueled seances."
I've noticed that athletes, whose well-being is their livelihood, are very open to 'alternative' treatments (I am NOT referring to steroids!) and seek acupuncture to help their healing as well as for maintenance. Cupping is another Chinese medicine treatment that they use. Hey, if it is good enough for the gazillion dollar players, maybe you ought to think about it.