I'm sorry to report an attack of the Gout, my first serious flare in more than a year. My own damn fault.
HOWEVER, today when I gave myself acupuncture I stumbled upon something, and FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I got immediate relief!
Hell, no, I'm not gonna tell you what it is!
However, if you know a sufferer from the Gout, I now know a way to give relief to the gnaw-your-foot-off pain that doesn't itself hurt! The previous approach I knew usually worked, eventually, but hurt like hell. This technique felt good as I was doing it. I'll let you know what the longevity of the effect is, and don't get me wrong -- my foot still hurts like hell. However, I can concentrate well enough to write this on the second day of a pretty bad flare. And I'm even able to smile as I write it.