I've updated to the latest post editor on Blogger and now I can upload photos through the proxy!
First up, I thought I'd share some pics of the acupuncture I've been receiving.
Under the chin at 1" depth:
5 needles threaded across the top of the scalp, making a cross centered on the head, these needles also go in about an inch:
On the neck there are 3 down the right side, one in the center and 1 to 2 on the left. These are also fairly shallow. At the top of my spine is a major point for ALS patients. The needle is very long and goes in about 3 inches:
On my left you'll see the points across the lower part of my skull usually 5 just about an inch above the hairline. These go in about a half an inch:
The needles in the right hand make it hard to move my hand and fingers. You'll notice the needles are in all the way to the bottom of the grip about 3" deep.
None of these pictured really hurt -- at least not as bad as you'd think ;). Many times I can just feel the pressure of the needle as it comes up against bone or membrane. Rarely is there a cross with a nerve -- occasionally there is a sting when it first breaks the skin, but that's maybe one or two per treatment.
1 in the right shoulder
1 in the right bicep
2 just on the surface of the right forearm
1 between the big and 2nd toe on the right foot
1 about an inch below and behind the center of the right ankle
1 on each side behind the ear lobe
Alternating jaw in front of the ear. This is the one I mentioned before where he twists and pounds the needle once it's in. (This one *does* hurt -- every blessed time.)
Then there is the tongue, lots of light jabs then two pokes on top and one stick under the tongue.
Time to go make dinner, next time I'll share some interesting pictures of the food.