What a fascinating thing that there can be several ways to treat the same problem. With great thanks to a friend who introduced me to him, I went to a gifted naturopathic healer this weekend that was able to largely solve my hearing loss problem in about an hour. How amazing is that? The extent of his ministrations included pulling my neck and (almost painfully) massaging my hands. I guess the take away here is that parts of the body are connected in unexpected ways and that some people are just incredibly intuitive and gifted. I am just tremendously grateful to have a good portion of my hearing back. It makes such a difference!
Meanwhile, I am so sorry to hear of the number of women I either know or know people I know who are being diagnosed with breast cancer. It is most distressing. What is it with women who live in the Washington, D.C. area that makes us so vulnerable to cancer? I looked up statistics on breast cancer in Maryland, Virginia and DC and they are no higher than the rest of the country and are considerably lower than places with lots of chemical processing such as New Jersey and Louisiana. It still feels like we are unusually at risk.
On a final note, an interesting article in the New York Times on how early diagnoses of breast cancer can be misleading.
Prone to Error: Earliest Steps to Find Cancer — Due to outright error and case-by-case disagreement, biopsy diagnosis often leads to unnecessary surgery.
It was over 100 degrees in Washington, DC today! Hope you are all hanging in there and staying cool!