Legitimate Acupuncture Concern

Last week I hurt myself in an embarrassing manner.  I knocked my hips askew while sleeping.  The next day it hurt to walk and the day after I tried a trail run.  After that misguided experiment I was really broken.

Thankfully I have a good relationship with a reputable chiropractor, who is helping me get well.  I was discussing my injury and treatment with a friend, and he mentioned he was having back issues and trying acupuncture.  

I told him, “I don’t do acupuncture.”

“Yeah,” he said, “The needles bothered me too at first…”

“It’s not just the needles,” I interruputed, “It’s, well, what happens if there is a fire drill?  I mean if you are getting a massage or something you just grab a sheet and wrap up, but you know, you are all full of needles.  What do you do?”

Surprisingly, my friend had never considered this scenario, but it’s a legitimate concern.  I’m sticking with treatments that have a clearly defined escape plan.

10 thoughts on “Legitimate Acupuncture Concern

    1. Oh! Another valid concern! Now I have a better excuse for not getting my hair colored. (My current excuse? I’m too lazy and roots are more unattractive than sporadic gray.)

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  1. Meh, just roll in some ketchup packets and walk slowly and stiffly out the door a la Bride of Pinhead. 🙂

    When my hip quit, it was like that – I woke up one AM, stretched, and BLAMMO – ow ow ow. Took 5 months of PT to fix it too. Some of us are apparently aerobic, energetic sleepers.

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