A Brief History of Catupuncture

I was going to post a “Frootbat Friday” photo as I was asked by Latte and after finding that it’s actually a term of endearment I thought WHY NOT? And then I looked for a photo and had none that showed off my lovely ears to their full advantage. Another reason to get some more portraits done…

The woman has been talking about acupuncture and Gemini spoke about how she had some good ideas which the woman ignored. It’s not a surprise to me that Gemini would have an intuitive understanding of the art.
Here is the history of Cat-upuncture.

It orginated with the Siamese, as did everything, including the gods and the world. We found that humans who were lying down and unable to serve us would get up if we placed our sharp nails in certain places. We learned to use different areas of the body when they had different problems. Back pain was particularly easy to fix. We found that one cat placing claws in the feet and then another standing on the spot of most intense pain seemed to work the best. Intestinal distress was answered by points on the abdominal area. Sometimes we had to remove our claws almost immediately. Other times we forced ourselves to stand there for up to 45 minutes! We found that once the humans got used to the little puncture–which not everyone feels–that they actually seemed to relax. In this state, they were far more ammenable to our needs and so the art flourished.
After a time, the Orientals came and said, WOW look at this. It works. They did some refining and put it along with their herbal treatments. Later on Chairman Mao (are you seeing a theme?) came along and tried to codify this ancient feline knowledge into Western thought and Traditional Chinese Medicine was born. However, it is only a small part of the ancient art of cat-upuncture.

Gemini’s talent comes, no doubt, from the fact that in a past life she was a Siamese. However, she obviously has some VERY BAD karma to work off as she reincarnated as another sort of cat. But at least she’s a cat…

Humans of course, are always trying to say that they are the great philosophers and inventors and give us no credit. This is just another historical cover up.

Comments

  1. That’s cool Chey, I’ll still love you and call you by terms that you could percieve as insulting when they are meant to be endearing :).

    Plus, wow! I didn’t know that Siamese invented this incredible Cat-upuncture. Maybe I could help my meowmy when her back hurts her?

  2. It orginated with the Siamese, as did everything, including the gods and the world. We found that humans who were lying down and unable to serve us would get up if we placed our sharp nails in certain places.

    That is just one of the best things I’ve ever read! 🙂

  3. Ohhhhhhhhh. Is that how catupuncture and ak-you-punk-shur came abouts? I’ll haf to tell Mommy. She’s finkin bout doin that stuff, so I could just help hers out myself. Cool! Fanks Chey!
    Purrrs,
    Sanjee

  4. You’ve given me an idea, Chey. Mom has a herniated disc in her lower back. Maybe if all 4 of us stand on her and extend our claws we can free her of the disc pain.

    George

  5. I feel like I learned a *lot, and want to come to more of your lessons. Maybe I could earn a degree or something! Then Mommy and Daddy could stay home while I go out and work!

  6. wow! that is SO nifty find out! our mom has friends who study ancient medicine paths, and none of them had efur heard this one. so WE are “one up” on the beans – thank you for sharing!

    nels, ed, nitro, & xing lu

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