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Fiona Engler Takes on a Challenge – One Less Thing on Her Bucket List

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581738_10200274006192112_1610370425_nSo… Biruta says “do you want to kayak the LA River? It will be fun!”
2 hours, 3 dunks in the river and multiple bruises later this can go on my done list!

Kim Williams, Arkansas Tourism, Gives Us a Picturesque View of ‘Cropdusting in the Delta’. Thanks Kim!

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cropdusting KW

The Beauty of Pollination – Moving Art – Nature Study- Up close

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Thanks to Stan for the link.

Learning about Acupuncture (info from WebMD)

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Have you ever tried acupuncture? Did it help you?

corbis_rf_photo_of_acupuncture_needles_in_womans_backAcupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It’s primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans use acupuncture, but it is even more popular in other countries. In France, for example, one in five people has tried acupuncture.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. They often say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatment. However, the needles can cause temporary soreness.

Acupuncture Risks

Although acupuncture is generally safe and serious problems are rare, there are some risks. Needles that are not sterile can cause infection. In some acupuncture points, needles inserted too deeply can puncture the lungs or gallbladder or cause problems with your blood vessels. That is why it is important to use a practitioner who is well-trained in acupuncture.

Choosing a Practitioner

It is important to receive treatment from someone who has met standards for education and training in acupuncture. States vary in their licensing requirements. There are national organizations that maintain standards, such as the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (a physician group) or the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Make sure that your practitioner uses sterile needles that are thrown away after one use.

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