Tag Archives: acupuncture

Oh You Fancy, Huh? Fish Are Now Receiving Acupuncture Before Becoming Your Sushi

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 »

Girl Talk: What Taking Good Care Of Yourself Really Means

Being Content...
Girl Talk: Being Content Is So Much Harder Than It Sounds
Is so much harder than it sounds. Read More »
Girl Talk: Alone
Why alone time is so important. Read More »
On Saying "No"
Ami talks about how she needs to learn how to say, "No." Read More »
Girl Talk: What Taking Good Care Of Yourself Really Means

“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 »

Worst Nightmare: Woman Gets Locked In Acupuncture Clinic Mid-Treatment, Has To Pull Needles Out Of Herself

Free Ways To Feel Better
12 free, easy ways to improve your mental health! Read More »
Witch Doctor Doc
"The Witch Doctor Will See You Now" looks riveting. Watch »
Best/Worst Therapists
The best & worst zingers from our therapists. Read More »

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]

[Photo of acupuncturist via Shutterstock]

The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

  • Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience]
  • “Ugly Betty” actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty’s nephew Justin) is working on a clothing line. He’s already started designing some dresses and also wants to do a line of jeans. You go, boy! [NY Mag]
  • Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Playing Dead, Pain Control, Puppies, And Pills

  • Male spiders who play dead double their chances of getting lucky, according to a study in Behavioral Ecology. The spiders studied all tried attracting partners by offering food held in their mouths, but the ones who laid flat and motionless were in a better position for sex, literally. This is the first time researchers have observed creatures “playing dead” as a way to get sexual favors. [AFP]
  • Got cramps? Acupuncture might help reduce the pain without the side effects associated with pills, according to a new German study. Hopefully reworking your qi will make you less cranky, as well. [Reuters]
  • An ad for a sports broadcaster that refers to a woman’s breasts as “puppies” has been cleared by an advertising watchdog. The ad depicts a man telling Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas, as one of “Santa’s helpers” looks on. The man looks at the woman’s breasts and says, “Couple of puppies,” then an announcer says, “…Give him what he wants this Christmas.” [Digital Spy]
  • A man who took too much Viagra (that he bought on the Internet, mind you) claims he has only been able to see the world in shades of blue, a known possible side effect, for the past two weeks. “I admit I ignored the advice on the packet. I was having too much fun,” he said. “But I’d give up all the sex in the world to be able to see a red letterbox again.” [Telegraph, U.K.]
  • Keep reading »

    • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

    • HowAboutWe

    • Popular