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Checking My Pulses

Searching for a magic elixir for getting older

Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

I was sitting in a dusty storefront in Boston’s Allston neighborhood last Friday, facing a middle-aged Chinese-American man across a paper-strewn desk. My right arm was extended, and then my left, as he checked my pulses –- a key measure of health in Eastern medicine. As he carefully checked a series of these pulses in my wrist, the herbalist, a…



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Judah Leblang

I'm a Boston writer/storyteller. I've written the memoir "Echoes of Jerry,” and numerous commentaries for NPR stations around the US. More at