During our hosting in Tagaytay last Friday, it was really pouring. Plus, we had to walk a good 15 minutes under the rain to get to the venue from the parking area. As it was, I already wasn’t feeling so well, but getting soaked and all that really took it’s toll on me. When I got home from our gig, I was already getting the chills. By yesterday morning, I was really full-blown sick already. So today, I decided to go back to my nephew who’s an acupuncturist (I blogged about him before), if he could give me a one-time, big-time session. So first he put needles on my front: 2 needles in each foot, 3 in each hand, 1 below each knee, 3 in my belly, 1 in my ribcage, right above the solar plexus, and 1 on the very top of my head. There’s actually almost no pain. You hardly feel the entry of the needles. The pain isn’t sharp, it’s more like a dull thud. He also put like a box on my belly that has some moxa burning inside. After, I turned over and it was time for my back. I got 3 needles on my nape, then ventosa. After around 15 minutes, water came out of my pores. According to my acupuncturist, I have an excess of “water” and a deficiency in “fire”, of course not to be taken literally. The ventosa is supposed to suck out the toxins in your body. But boy, I was ready to sleep after that! I could barely walk back to the house. I really hope this does the trick, because I’m starting to develop a really bad cough. Here’s another angle of the ventosa. You can actually see the 3 needles on my nape in this shot. Dr. Jake actually came to my rescue many times in the past (shoulder pains and flu), so I’m confident he worked his science well this time!
Since many of you wanted to try it out the last time I posted about it, you can get in touch with Dr. JC Aniban through 0917-8224015, in case you want to set an appointment.