Just so you know, I teach Concepts of Stress Management at UVU.
Chas came to visit my class last night and this is what happened.
Needles. In. The. Ear.
We do crazy things in my class, I tell ya. Craaaaazy things.
I had an acupuncturist guest speaker come in and do a presentation on acupuncture (duh) and Chinese medicine. This is the highlight of the semester. Hands down.
She starts off by going around and needling 5 points in all the students' ears. Some students say no thanks but the vast majority usually take the plunge and go for it. This is always followed by phones being whipped out for ear pictures. Chas joined in the needles fun and I joined in the picture-taking fun. (I've also had my ear needled before but decided not to this time for whatever reason.)
Then Nina, the magical acupuncturist, gives a captivating run-down on Chinese medicine theory, Chinese herbs, her acupuncture success stories, and the benefits of alternative forms of health care. Next comes the demonstrations. She saves the best for last.
Nina does three different demonstrations on student volunteers. Each demonstration involves fire. My personal favorite is when she ignites a slice of ginger root and then, while still burning, rubs it along a student's bare back with homemade salve.
Yeah. This presentation will blow your mind.
Seeing my students' reactions to the acupuncture presentation will never, ever, ever get old.
Just another night teaching college.
Don't even worry about it.