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  •  Okay, you are going to think (8+ / 0-)

    that I am insane, but let me tell you a little story.  Some years ago, I, too, flew with a bad cold.  I was going to see my parents who were living in Mazatlan.  When I landed, my ears were so clogged that I was almost completely deaf.

    My prone-to-alternative-medicine mom made clear that she had just the thing to try.  When we got to their apartment. she took her frequently-chuckled-at knowledge of acupressure and pinched the end of each of my index fingers with a clothespin and left them there.  

    My dad and I both rolled our eyes.  I sat with my index fingers sporting clothespins.  

    And, by gawd, bwren, within 15 minutes, my right ear made this astounding whoosh-sucking noise and I could hear again.  The left ear took longer, and never cleared as completely, but, as far as I'm concerned, those damned clothespins worked.

    I don't know what would happen if you did this with what you have going now, but you might give it a try.  It's cheap and you've got nuthin' to lose.  :-)

    Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

    by CJB on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:19:21 PM PDT

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    •  I definitely do not think you're insane. (7+ / 0-)

      And you're right in that it's cheap and I've got nothing to lose. We're about to sit down to dinner. I'll take a postprandial clothespin break out in the garden. The lilacs are blooming.

      Thank you!

      I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

      by bwren on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:52:36 PM PDT

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      •  Definitely let us know if it works. (1+ / 0-)
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        Not that I am so much of an alternate medicine geek, but anything I can try cheaply at home first always gets my attention.

        When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

        by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:30:55 AM PDT

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