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This Cancer Patient Talked About Acupuncture a Day Before his Death. Why?

Rich: I just want to know when the pain is going to stop. ‘Cause I’ve had pain for over a year and I just want to get rid of it. Jesus. Pardon my French.

Scott: Okay, well, let’s talk about that. When it comes to the bone pain, you know, your doctors are going to give you pain medication. But let’s talk about your neuropathy. Okay, now there are things that you could do that’s non-medical.

Rich: Okay.

Scott: Okay, now do you exercise a lot?

Rich: I do. I walk, um, my wife does PT on my feet, um, I take supplements, um, yeah, we try to do everything. Acupuncture’s a big thing. The acupuncture takes the pain right away.

-Excerpt from Cancer is Kicking my Butt, but I’ve Got a Really Big Butt

Thirty-nine months ago today, Rich took his last breath. I take so much comfort in knowing that acupuncture relieved his pain. I took some time to connect with him this past Memorial Day weekend – I visited him at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois, and then reflected during some self-care time while getting cuppingl Thank you Tara Anderson for the cupping! Tara also does acupuncture and muscle therapy and is so wonderful!

Take care of you and your loved ones, and be well. -Dr. Kime