Monday, March 13, 2006

More Proof That I Moved North

I've started getting acupuncture for lower back pain. Today, I also had a cupping treatment. Elias thinks that cupping is like leaching, and he's not sure he buys it. I expect full back bliss in two weeks, or I'll join Elias's camp.

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Blogger Lucy4 quipped...

Vietnamese people do that too though the more popular method is for someone (usually your mom) to rub some camphor oil on you and then use a spoon or half dollar to scape your skin. I remember having this done to me when I was young and had a fever. I remember it working because you would feel all this heat on your back and then as it passes, it's kinda soothing. Though the actual administering of it was painful.

This is not a common practice on kids nowadays in America because people might think it was a form of child abuse if they see these marks on the child in schools.

Monday, March 13, 2006 3:33:00 PM  
Anonymous ed sheff quipped...

last year i had a guy drill a hole in my head to let the demons out. although i don't hear voices anymore, the side effects are pretty bad. i kinda wish i knew about this cupping thing a year ago.

Monday, March 13, 2006 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger cloudy quipped...

Did you get the cool hickies?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous NA #8 quipped...

Ed, you should have had more trepidation about trepination. Ha ha.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous anna quipped...

I just witnessed some wince-worthy korean acupuncture the other day.

Dude rolled his ankle and it got mad swollen. Mom brought acuncturist to his house to a) sting his ankle four times with live bees, b) jab at stung leg with a pin-point knife, c) do that cupping thing to suck out all the bad blood. Within an hour he was walking again.

I stand in awe of my eastern heritage.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...

Lucy: Wow, sounds like child abuse to me. (Don't take this comment the wrong way, k?)

Cloudy: Yes, I have scars. Elias doesn't think they're cool.

Anna: It's hard for me to believe you. Also, it sounds like child abuse to me. (Don't take this comment the wrong way, k?)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Dirty Dan Sin quipped...

*sits on hands*
*says nothing*

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:18:00 PM  
Anonymous anna quipped...

child abuse? what about those bees?? they gave their little lives so a man could walk!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 2:12:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosc quipped...

Does it hurt?

K if you have chronic back pain - it's chronic it don't getter in a week. I know I fell off horse 20 year ago and still get sore back when standing too much. Do you have radiating pain - if so you should get checked for a pinched nerve. I know these things my sister is a chiropractor.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:17:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

OH FORGOT -

WATCH WALKOUT ON HBO. It's about the student walkouts in 1968 of East L.A highschools- directed by James Edward Olmos. It's good. http://www.hbo.com/events/walkout/index.html
One problem: it premieres during your party. Theyll show it again.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:25:00 PM  

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