Now this is the part where I'd tell you I cured all her ailments, she ascended to Enlightenment, and is chillin' out with Buddha himself, talking about some real heady stuff as we speak... I'd of course be stretching the truth (just a tad though!), but I will go out on a limb and call what did happen a minor miracle.
Before I put the pins in, she asked me three questions: "Can I watch TV?", "Can I talk on the phone?", and "Can I at least keep chewing my gum?", to which I replied "No", "No", and "Okay... so be it..." (a man has only so much willpower you know?). After the treatment was done 20 minutes later, I asked her how she felt. "You know, it was kind of nice to just sit there with my thoughts. I couldn't do anything about them because I couldn't move, but they didn't bother me like they usually do. I should come home and sit down without the TV on everyday for a few minutes after work".
Me to myself: "Holy Shit! That's all meditation really is! This rocks!"
Me aloud to her: "Yes, that's great. It's nice just to be sometimes isn't it?"
Serious business though, everybody seems to have a sense that meditation would cure a lot of their problems, but most seem baffled by how to actually do it. The key is really to do nothing and give your body/mind/emotions/spirit time to work stuff out... and, eureka (!), I think I've finally learned the key to helping people meditate - pin their proverbial butts to a chair!