After reading about Katy Perry, Neil Patrick-Harris and David Burtka‘s recent sushi meal at Park Restaurant in Montreal, I remain more fascinated by their fare than by the fact that Katy hangs with NPH and David. Why? Because their sushi was acupuncture-treated before it became their dinner. Keep reading »
“What time do you go to bed?” the acupuncturist asked while monitoring my pulse.
“Like, midnight?” I said.
“And what time do you wake up?” she asked, examining my tongue.
“Um, 6:30,” I said, proudly.
I’ve always thought of excessive sleeping as a sign of weakness. Just for myself, not for others. It’s too closely related to depression, so I try not to do too much of it. I didn’t say this out loud, of course.
We sat there, staring at each other for a silent moment.
“You need to sleep more,” she told me. “You don’t take good care of yourself.”
That’s when I started to cry.
“Let her out,” she said. “Let the real you out.” Keep reading »
Listen, as a scatterbrained creative type with unmedicated ADD, I’m never going to get down on anyone for being absentminded. But, like, if you’re an acupuncturist, you might want to set a timer or something after you fill a patient with needles, because if you don’t, you might forget about them, go home for the day, and lock the door behind you. This is exactly what happened to a very unlucky woman who was getting an acupuncture treatment at a clinic in Arlington, Texas. After getting the needles inserted, she was trying to relax but instead watched helplessly as her acupuncturist left the building and locked up. After calling for help for 5 minutes, she was forced to pull the needles out herself (!!) to be able to get to her phone to call 911. The police asked a worker from a different business in the same building to unlock the door and let the poor woman out. The acupuncturist, meanwhile, was totally baffled and embarrassed by his mistake. I’m not ready to rule out the possibility that this is some kind of radical new treatment for people with abandonment issues, but either way, I think I’ll pass. [Daily Mail]
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