Acupuncture For Cynics
Have You Always Been Curious About Acupuncture, But Were Never Quite Sure Where To Stick The Needles? If you associate acupuncture with needles, pain and weird alternative medicine then you are horribly misinformed about the benefits of the world's oldest form of medicinal treatment.
Clothing was made from fur, bird skins, or sea mammal intestines. Highly decorated wooden hunting visors were worn by the men, their shape indicating rank, and their toolkit consisted of the bow and arrow, fish spears and hooks, harpoons, bird darts, wooden shields, and bone or ivory armor. A woman's toolkit included skin sewing and beading needles made of bone and ivory, household utensils such as knives and bowls, and basketry items. Both men and women were adorned with labrets, earrings, and tattoos. Aleuts are well known for intricate basket weaving, a craft that is being revived today, and the modern kayak was modeled after Aleutian design. The Aleut had a broad knowledge of human anatomy and practiced a wide range of medicinal treatments such as acupuncture, bloodletting and massage, and the use of teas and tonics for curing certain ailments. They mummified many of the dead, although this practice may have been reserved for Aleuts of high rank.