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iron fraggle    pirate
22/02/2013 at 18:24

I've had acupuncture on my back and that worked; I can understand how it works on muscles/nerves, etc , but as to how it's supposed to 'cure' Glandular fever and similar conditions I don;t know

Rafiki    pirate
22/02/2013 at 18:26
BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

If you need any more pins stuck in you Raf I volunteer my service, I have a box of drawing pins around here somewhere 

That's very kind of you! But you'll need bigger pins me thinks - I'm sure the guy was using 6 inch nails yesterday!!

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 18:29

Is that right Fraggs?  There is a thread about that toda, I suffered terribly for years but agree I fail to see how that could work?

22/02/2013 at 19:42
"Best" chapter title in the new Fink book.

"Drop the excuses: just get lean."

Oh OK!!
22/02/2013 at 20:01

Hour's run in the dark along canal, head torch, bloody freezing!  Nice though.  Heard a 'ghost' bike bell, turned round, no one there.  Maybe it's only natural that I spook myself...


M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 20:03

I was actually surprised how cold it was !!

iron fraggle    pirate
22/02/2013 at 20:32

Melds - My physio explained it to me, and I can see how a needle can physically stimulate a muscle that's in spasm and get it to relax. The needle can also stimulate a nerve which can then settle down (if irritated) or encourage healing/regeneration. It also sets up localised endorphin/painkiller production which again will act to settle things down.  I remember being distinctly sceptical (a true scientist  ) but when the physio put a small needle into my lower back and the whole of my left leg twitched and left the massage table, i thought there just might be something in it. It certainly helped with my irriated sciatic nerve and thus reduced the number of muscle spasms I was getting.

As I say, I'm as sceptical as it comes (homeopathy anyone ? ) but i do think that acupuncture can work for *some* things

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 20:37

Yes .. I suppose so and especially if it is stimulating blood supply which is turn promotes healing but glandular fever..  I'm not so sure 

iron fraggle    pirate
22/02/2013 at 21:09

I know, I had a friend who had acupuncture for glandular fever  and I couldn't see how it could work , i guess the placebo effect is strong 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
23/02/2013 at 12:33

Plod done this morning,10miles,1hr 58

M...eldy    pirate
23/02/2013 at 16:16

Nice plodding Nursey!!

I did an hours sweatfest on the the turbo and another hour in the gym afterwards, I was indoors and was still effing cold!

Work now until 2am and I am as far away from the telly as I possibly can be ... gggrrrr

23/02/2013 at 18:46

Pontypool 10k tomorrow, first race of the year.  Going to be COLD!

23/02/2013 at 21:00

My brother is an acupuncturist. He doesn't know why it works either but he has mountains of evidence to prove it does..... 

Iron Pingu    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:10
DimTimTris wrote (see)

Pontypool 10k tomorrow, first race of the year.  Going to be COLD!

Can't decide whether to do that or not, legs are a bit knackered at the moment .. hmm

M...eldy    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:16

Depends if you can run it and not race it Pingu? 

Iron Pingu    pirate
23/02/2013 at 21:59

.. true, probably not much point paying to do a race when I could easily plod a 10km at home...

23/02/2013 at 22:03
Evening all.

Park run volunteering
20 minute run
2 hour bike ride

Wind, sleet & snow made it highly enjoyable. Not.
M...eldy    pirate
23/02/2013 at 22:07

Good effort 

24/02/2013 at 13:00

Pontypol 10k done!  Around 46 minutes, I think (stupidly forgot my watch), and if that's confirmed then I'm a happy puppy.  

Wore Pirate colours for the first time and had a couple of 'go pirates!'  

Feeling good!  Esp as tomorrow is rest day, so tonight I have 3 bottles of fine ale lined up 

24/02/2013 at 13:08

Good stuff Tris!

Fink, Going Long, Swim Smooth etc etc all reccomened swimming drills are done while wearing fins.  I'm not really in a position to do so as my local pool has an out right ban on using them due to health and safety concerns.  In truth, the use of paddles is also frowned upon too.  

Was wondering if this is a similar picture across the pools we all use? 

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