yesterday, amid my busy schedule of many other things going on, I gave a fun and interactive talk for a local high school class. We talked for an hour about acupuncture in general and then community acu specifically. As i prepared for the talk, it occurred to me that the most important message i wanted to share was pretty simple: all humans are under some form of stress on a regular basis, sometimes good stress and other times no so good stress. Due to the nature of stress being an every day thing, it stands to reason that we ought to release stress on a regular basis. Basically matching intensity of stress to frequency of relief. There were more details, and acupuncture was given as one way of relaxing mental and physical stress; yet, the over all message was: find ways to release stress regularily by doing whatever you can do that makes you feel good (as long as this doesn’t interfere adversly with other people). As we CAN folks know, acupuncture is one easy, comfortable, and effective way to calm stress. Since we are under stress regularily and acu helps to relax us both mentally and pysically, we can use acu as a regular relaxation/ health management routine. Since acu is so darn effective to calm stress, if it were easy enough to afford for regular once or twice a week use that would make it a viable option—enter the CAN discussion. Anyway, it was fun. I fumbled here and there, but was mostly just excited to share some health basics with high schoolers. Viva la revolution!