Posts Tagged ‘medicine’

Amazing and Disgusting

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Although it’s been in my blog roll for years, it’s been a while since I ventured over to No Puedo Creer. “I Can’t Believe It” is a great website from Spain, and I’d use it to practice hobbling the spaniel with some of the commenters.

Without cheating, guess what those things are. You’re going to be amazed and disgusted at the same time, I guarantee it.

Hint 1: It’s a successful Japanese medical experiment.
Hint 2: Those are mouse embryos.

Give up? Here’s the story.

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Nothing much happened today, but we cured some rats.

Sunday, 15 May 2011


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My first impression was that someone messed with an old sot who passed out at his delinquent son’s frat party, but sometimes the truth is more bizarre.

JINAN, Sept. 14, 2010 A patient receives treatment of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion at a hospital in Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, Sept. 14, 2010.
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Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort to facilitate healing. (Credit Image: © Xinhua/ZUMApress.com)

It’s believed by some that Moxibustion “…stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is claimed that moxibustion militates against cold and dampness in the body and can serve to turn breech babies.”

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Mugwort is effective for treating rats with trichinellosis. (Gotta be honest here – I never knew that.)

So if any of you have sick rats or need to turn a breech baby or two, cover your eyes with walnut shells, fire up some mugwort and stick some needles in your forehead.

Just more helpful tips for health-minded followers of Tacky Raccoons.



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