Moment of Zen: Warrior II pose in the water makes for quite a challenging balancing act. Shown here by Kat. Miami Beach, Florida.
“…good people are those who advance towards the good – that good which is made up of their own self-development and of external acts of order and usefulness.”
Maria Montessori. “The Montessori Method”. Schocken Books Inc, 1964. P. 352-353.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
If you or your pet are suffering from a chronic condition such as pain, arthritis, slipped disk, partial or full paralysis, pretty much any chronic condition not cured by traditional western medicine methods of pills and surgery, try acupuncture. It really works!
Fila, my beloved dog, lost control of his back legs 3 months ago. He could not walk and could barely stand up. Traditional vet diagnosed him with severe arthritis and a slipped disk, proposing costly ($2000) MRI and a $5000 surgery. Fila was prescribed pain killers and sleeping pills and confinement in the cage restricting his ability to move.
Aside from his lifeless appearance, feverish reaction to sedatives, loss of fluid and appetite, the cage confinement was making him weaker and weaker. Still, he was trying to escape from the cage, tearing his nose in the attempts to push through the bars.
Watching all this, I could not understand how such treatment makes sense. If he is to be able to walk, his muscles were getting atrophy from laying still. His desire to break free made me think of other treatments. Desperate, I was searching for a cure.
Then, I dawned on me.
Why haven't I thought of this before?
We went to Central Animal Hospital in Campbell, California. Dr Burger was the most helpful. After 3 sessions in the last 1.5 months, Fila had regained his ability to walk and even run. He is now on the “need to see” basis and does not require regular acupuncture treatment.
His progress inspired me to try acupuncture for myself. I will write about my own experience later.
But one thing is sure – acupuncture really works! And it is not given nearly enough credit.
In the spirit of the latest “Alice in Wonderland” by Tim Burton, I too practice my 6 impossible things before breakfast. I invite you to make your own list. But here is mine, lately:
1) the connective tissue in joints can grow back
2) tooth cavities can repair themselves
3) gums can grow back and replenish lost teeth
4) acupuncture can fix vision problems
5) skin can get smoother with years
6) I can live as long as I want<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
In the morning, while brushing your teeth and gargling, repeat each point one by one. Really visualize it and believe what you're saying with absolute certainty and seriousness.
Just like Alice said, “it is my dream, I decide what happens…”
Moment of Zen: Much healing can come from water, if only we allow….
Pacifica, California. USA.