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  • mjperry1 4:04 pm on January 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: acupuncture, ballet, hash harrier, poetry slam, , trapeze, urban adventure, warrior dash   

    Alright, Friends:

    I actually regret my efforts the last time I attempted this, having only made it maybe 10 adventures in, and only writing up about 3 of the adventures. They’re on here someplace. So this year, I vow to complete all 52 adventures, will photo and blog, by December 31, 2012.

    My list is below, and is mostly centered around the New York area with sidebars to DC, New England, Chicago, and Florida. I’ve posted it here in its entirety because, unless there’s a good reason not to, you are 100% invited to any of these adventures. Friends and strangers alike. Just let me know!

    January: Attend Ballet (Copeland at the New York City Ballet with Surkhab; Tickets already purchased)
    March: Skydiving (Skydive New Jersey with Amie; Tickets already purchased)
    March: Recording session (For Twelfth Night, so let’s call this one invite-only)
    April: Cherry Blossom Festival (no dates set, but it’s in Washington, DC – all are invited)

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    • Kimberly Hula 4:12 pm on January 5, 2012 Permalink

      Mark these are some savory selections! I can’t wait to join you New York Neighbor!

    • Jackie 1:46 am on January 6, 2012 Permalink

      Mark! I have wanted to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. for some time now (since it’s more likely than attending the one in Japan). I think that may be a fun meet-up, if I’m not broke from the long vacation I’m taking right beforehand!
      Great list, lots of ideas. On New Years’ I asked my kids what they want to do in the New Year and my 8 year-old responded quickly, “Sky-diving!” Obviously you and him are more adventurous than me.

      Best of luck! 🙂

    • wip78 6:14 pm on January 8, 2012 Permalink

      Amazing!!! I can’t wait to read on your adventures!! I”m in Chicago…if you’re looking for an adventure companion when your here, let me know.:) I love cupcakes and was contemplating taking a bike ride through Chicago to different cupcake speciality shops to enjoy in their sugary deliciousness. Plus, we burn calories at the same time…just an idea:)

    • wip78 12:12 am on January 9, 2012 Permalink

      I missed your post about Chicago Marathon. I’ll be on the sideline cheering you on….while eating a red velvet cupcake…with cream cheese frosting.

  • Stephanie 8:00 am on March 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , acupuncture, moxa treatment   

    Adventure #3 – Acupuncture (specifically Moxa Treatment) 

    January 12, 2010

    My weekend of yoga and too much Downward Facing Dog led to painful spasms in my trapezius muscles.  It’s a reoccurring injury, and I’ve been to physical therapy numerous times in the past 3 years.  I wanted to try a different method to treat it.  I read that people have experienced amazing results through Acupuncture, so I figured I would give it a try.

    The first part of my treatment consisted of needles stuck in various points such as my feet, hands, neck, back, and shoulders.  After about 10 minutes with the needles, the acupuncturist asked me if I’ve ever had Moxa before.  She explained that it was dried plant matter rolled into balls and placed on top of the needles.  It was a technique used specifically to treat whiplash.  It sounded a bit strange, but I wasn’t alarmed until the balls were placed on top of the needles and she proceeded to tell me that the next part of the treatment was to light the balls on fire!  I was nervous about having flaming balls of plant matter on my back.  I asked her how she knew the flaming plant matter would actually stay on the needles and not roll onto my back?  She assured me that the treatment had been used and refined in the Japanese culture for hundreds of years.

    As bizarre as it sounds to place plant matter on top of needles and light it on fire, I have to say it worked!  I only had one treatment so far, but already I have much less pain and soreness in my shoulders.

    • Kamron 2:29 pm on May 4, 2011 Permalink

      You’re the one with the brains here. I’m wacithng for your posts.

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