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0423 Fr
  * slept very badly; BPH :(:(
  * up 5:50; W=198.4; drugs, nose, teeth
  * clean up a 500GB hard drive for YD
  * 8:40 YD has Kaiser appointment.  Leave by 8am
  * tell YD that N says hi (0422)
  * pay bills that have to be paid by check
  * very brisk walk 2x around pond with JB in lieu of 2pm meeting
  @ Chinese Medicine Demystified (Part I): A Case of Mistaken Identity 
    First of a 5-part series at The Healthy Skeptic (From @rowanf, IIRC)
  * apt-get install wakeonlan hibernate (on dorsai)
  * Colleen's dresser cleared of clothes.  Naproxen
  * clothes out of both dressers.  Go me!
  * bath 10:55; bed 11:30

A pretty good day, all told. Got the clothes out of both dressers. A nice walk, if a little too fast -- $boss spotted me on the way to the pond and walked with me in lieu of our 2pm meeting.

Link: Chinese Medicine Demystified (Part I): A Case of Mistaken Identity -- first of a 5-part series on how acupuncture actually works.

Date: 2010-04-25 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The acupuncture article was very neat. Thanks for the link.

Date: 2010-04-25 11:12 pm (UTC)
ext_12246: (editor's friend)
From: [identity profile]
Ditto. But I just posted a note of caution to article #5. It's probably just careless editing, but... I've shortened it a bit to quote here:

... I'd bet dollars to donuts that you're confusing nerves with nerve signals, in your text if not in your mind. Quoting you:

* A-Delta fibers are responsible for acute pain, and are short-lived. They fire for a while and then die off.

Do you really mean the fiber dies soon after it transmits a pain signal? It seems much more likely that the signal is short-lived and dies off quickly.

* A-Delta fibers are surrounded by a fatty, myelin sheath and travel at 60 ft/second (that’s fast!). C-fibers are unmyelinated and travel at 20 ft/second.

Damn, how do either of them stay in our bodies? I've been reading this article with interest, but now your carelessness is making me cautious.

Date: 2010-04-26 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fascinating observations on acupuncture, and Chinese medicine in general. I was very glad to see that the "woo-woo" aspects that had made me highly skeptical of Chinese practices have a logical explanation.

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