Cupping therapy in pop culture


I remember seeing this in the theater, elbowing my boyfriend and whispering, “I do that.” At 0:27, “Not that part, though.” Can anyone hook me up with that stuff? While cupping will not magically restore you from a gang-beating, it’s pretty great on tight muscles, pain and congestion.

Laura Yoo, Licensed Acupuncturist
Bishop Arts Wellness Center

Use it or lose it?


If you’re wondering how to use the rest of your flex-med account, now’s a great time to try acupuncture! Whether you wonder if you could reduce your medication intake, need some relief, or just want to relax a bit from the end-of-year madness, why not see if I can help? Call for your appointment soon!


In other news, I’m updating for the first time in several months. I remembered my word press password! Unfortunately, I don’t remember my hosting password, so I can’t implement the cool plug-ins just yet. Construction still looks daunting, but the intersections are clear! I think the worst is over on that front; as a matter of fact, I see someone parked on the street in front of my building, and it’s not a backhoe! Yaaay!!!

Parking fallout from Bishop Ave. upgrades


Yeah, it’s a little wiggy. As of now, it is not immediately apparent, but the lot in back is still accessible. You should be able to skirt around the half-barrier at Madison and Canty to get to our parking lot (from Canty, on the right). There is a back door with steps, and the sidewalk around the building should be traversible by wheelchair.

Do not count on street parking on Bishop for quite a while. Actually, avoid Bishop from Neely and northward for a while if you can. It’s a mess. Updates as I get ’em. Thanks for your patience!

How does 2:30 feel to you?

This post brings up some good points. I’ve used 5 Hour Energy before, and I think for what it is, it’s not a terrible product. However, the commercials drive me nuts.

If you feel tired after lunch every single day, it’s not that you’re lacking the ingredients of a branded product. Maybe you’re lacking sleep, in which case, no wonder you’re tired. If you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night, why are you tired? Maybe you have sleep apnea. Maybe you don’t realize your dog is waking you up every 15 minutes. If you feel incredibly drained after you eat, maybe you have metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism, central obesity, and hypertension. Unchecked, it may lead to cognitive decline, heart disease, depression, cancer and diabetes. Tiredness after lunch is a very common symptom of insulin resistance. Other metabolic symptoms include insomnia, moodiness, inability to focus, cravings, body pains, disproportionately large waistline, and difficulty losing weight. How do you get it? Unlucky genes, sedentary lifestyle, and overconsumption of refined carbs. How do you get rid of it? Losing weight is easy to say and hard to do. It does get easier once you get started moving and eating greener and cleaner. If you have metabolic syndrome, the product you should be taking every day isn’t a stimulant, but something to help you moderate your blood sugar. I can help you with this; I’m focused on your health, not just needles.

Every so often, yes, you have a social evening and have to be at work very early the next day. Kids or storms keep you up. You’re trying to work out again. You’re stuck in really boring meetings. Believe me, I understand the need for an occasional pick-me-up! However, if you’re buying them by the case, you may be doing your health a great disservice. This is your body’s “check engine” light. Are you going to get the problem sorted out, or are you going to continue down the highway and really hope you don’t break down?