In a Room Made for Bodies

On losing a child and being broken open

Mary Milstead
Sep 5, 2019 · 10 min read
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The needles used in acupuncture are extraordinarily small, a fraction of a millimeter thick, about the same as a single strand of human hair. They push through the top layer of skin with a sharp pinch, breaking through the boundary of the body with something like an electric charge.