Texas Tech's Mike Leach has not only cleaned up his act by stopping use of smokeless tobacco, he also has found a way to control asthma — acupuncture.
Leach has had asthma since he was a child and the condition only got worse when he arrived in West Texas in 2000. His search for relief brought him to Chinese medicine.
"I felt like it helped asthma," Leach said. "To stop dipping, I thought it worked great. I mean literally, right then, right there. You go [for treatments] three or four days straight and you're done."
He adds: "No, it's not painful at all. Best-case scenario, it feels like you had a massage. Kind of restful, you had a massage, and it solves your problem. Worst-case scenario, you've had a massage and it doesn't solve your problem."
So where did they put the needles? "Well, I've seen that chart there, and I damn sure haven't had them where the chart suggests some of them go. They definitely put them places where I haven't had a necessity to dabble in."