May 21, 2011


"Acupuncture quiets your nervous system to soothe tension and ease sadness," Alex Moroz, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center. 

Hmmmm.  Another ancient procedure supported by current research.  Years ago I tried some acupuncture and did not feel benefits, but it is perhaps as in all fields, it depends on having a highly skilled practitioner.  And, how does one find such a person?  In the area where I live, word of mouth is a good way -- and according to Malcolm Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point), word of mouth is a good indicator everywhere.  Besides asking the opinion of those whose opinion we respect, it is important that the acupuncturist be licensed. 

So, in our journey as dementia caregivers, acupuncture may be another avenue of support for us to deal with the stress and sadness of this journey. 

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