Fist bump spreads fewer germs!

by Hon Lee on January 22, 2015

Fist bumpVisitors to my clinic may notice that I avoid shaking hands. It's not that I'm unfriendly. I just don't want to spread germs by shaking hands.

In a recent study, researchers wearing gloves that were dipped in bacteria transferred 10 times more germs while shaking hands than when they did a fist bump greeting. Other microorganisms, such as cold and flu viruses, are also spread this way. The Journal of the American Medical Association has even called for a ban on handshaking in hospitals!

Click this link for details on the research. 

I actually think that instead of shaking hands, we should bow to each other. It's the traditional way that was used in China and Japan as a way to greeting others.

Hon K. Lee is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Herndon, VA., and the founder of Sports Edge Acupuncture Clinic. He is also an author, teacher, martial arts instructor, qigong practitioner and a U.S. Marine combat veteran. Proceeds from the sale of his memoirs go to charities that benefit wounded warriors and their families.

Hon Lee – who has written posts on Acupuncture Herndon, VA.

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