My qi is in knots. A Gordian Knot of the twelve pulses. If this reads like gibberish, I hope you will forgive me. Acupuncture is my favorite hour of the week. The first several sessions she drained my stagnated qi. Apparently I have quite a log jam. (Small wonder, given the arsenal of migraine pharmaceuticals I took for decades.) Last week she made the pain in my shoulder, that was getting much worse with physical therapy, go away. I was amazed. This week she addressed my "cold qi" with a glass cup suctioned over my belly button. No ice crystals formed. I have no idea how acupuncture works, but she can stick me with needles 'til the cows come home.