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Arrgggg! A Pirates Earring for Eyesight!

POSTED ON June 18, 2010

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Did you know pirates used to believe wearing a gold or silver earring would improve their eyesight? Apparently there is an acupuncture point on the earlobe called the “ear point” or “vision point” or “master sensorial.” While this may seem a myth, Acupuncture Ann Arbor, an informational acupuncture website, explains that acupuncture treatment in order to improve eyesight is given on various parts of the body, including the foot! However, author Dave Feldman’s Imponderables website quotes acupuncturist Dr. Steve Given ...

Did you know pirates used to believe wearing a gold or silver earring would improve their eyesight? Apparently there is an acupuncture point on the earlobe called the “ear point” or “vision point” or “master sensorial.” While this may seem a myth, Acupuncture Ann Arbor, an informational acupuncture website, explains that acupuncture treatment in order to improve eyesight is given on various parts of the body, including the foot! However, author Dave Feldman’s Imponderables website quotes acupuncturist Dr. Steve Given from Santa Monica, California as saying “There are reports of people enjoying vision improvements after having their ears pierced. In fact, when I studied acupuncture, the subject of pirates piercing their ears just for this reason was discussed.” Given further explains that once an ear is pierced however, the scar tissue forms around the hole blocks any furthering beneficial effects previously experienced. Personally to gain better sight, I would rather choose the fashionable and affordable eyeglasses Dr. Tavel has to offer rather than acupuncture. With so many styles and sizes to fit my lifestyle and personality, I’d rather not take the risk with sharp needles, and accessorize by buying eye glasses at Dr. Tavel’s trendsetting eyewear store instead!

Mackenzie Crook who plays Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies sports a hoop earring which might have aided his sight according to acupuncturists when looking for booty.  Ragetti’s sight couldn’t improve all that much though as for most of the movie he is on the ground searching for his glass eyeball!
Photo courtesy of: Photobucket, Lilyan90

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