Well, it’s now totally freezing. Winter has descended upon us, and an icy blight surrounds the land, and it’s just generally time for indoor things. Actually the people at the Old Folks’ Home don’t mind winter so much, so long as we keep the heating on full blast. It makes them feel warm and cozy, and they like to entertain themselves with indoor games.
They’ve enjoyed the new medical staff as well, especially since we started having alternative remedies added to the programme. I’m really starting to think it was worth it, sending people on that dry needling course. Of course, we don’t get all that many sporting injuries in this place, but sometimes there are tumbles, or people just have aches and pains. THAT one is pretty common. If dry needling can help ease their pain, I’m all for the practice. I think dry needling is also a bit of an adventure for those daring enough to give it a go. The word is spreading, though. Everyone is saying that it helps with what ails you, so now people are lining up to try it out.
Maybe we need to send more people on a dry needling course. Funny thing is, they really didn’t take to acupuncture when we introduced that. I think part of that was Mrs Cribbins telling everyone that it was dark magic. Thankfully there hasn’t been a peep from her this time about the trigger point dry needling. She’s probably still a little suspicious, but…well, that’s just her. I told her during breakfast that there was a dry needling course close to Melbourne and some of the staff had been sent on it, and she just narrowed her eyes. Didn’t say anything though. Maybe we’ve finally cracked the Cribbins code, or she needs new pain medication. In which case, we haven’t cracked the code. Nice to have alternative treatments in the place, though.