Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Electro Acupuncture

When the lights dim, the generator kicks in.

Every day is a special day at the Needle Hut. Today was "Chopin Day", so I had the privilege of listening to the soothing melodies of Nocturne in C Sharp Minor Op.27 No. 1 while the acupuncture needles did their thing.

Acupuncture is a regular thing for me now, after I successfully passed the acupuncture test. If you missed my first experience, read about it here.

Since February things have progressed with the adding of electricity: Electro Acupuncture. Basically, more power. Something Tim Taylor would appreciate.

In true Doctor Frankenstein fashion, wires clamped to various needles in my feet ran back to the device, which sent out electric impulses via a 9-volt battery. It sounds painful, and it can be. But I get to control the output of the device, so I tend to go easy on myself.

To help distract me from the throbbing electric impulses and my twitching, spasming toes, I focused on the serene sounds of Chopin's classic Sonata in G Minor (for Cello and Piano) Op.65.

Ahhhhh. You know what I'm talkin' about.

And if that wasn't bliss enough, the Doc removed the needles and wiped up the blood to the tranquilizing measure of Nocturne in A Flat Major Op.32 No.2.

Talk about relaxation.

All this classical music brought images of Mr. Dressup to mind, which is not meant to insult the wrinkled, liver-spotted talent known as Chopin, who died at the ripe old age of 39. Instead, it's a compliment to those dudes who blasted Casey and Finnegan with Piano-action every day, making me appreciate a broader style of music.

Can you believe there are some people who think that getting stabbed with needles and being forced to listen to classical music is torture? Weird eh?


Blogger Ham said...

I learned to love Chopin while sandwiched between my grandparents in the front seat of a pontiac on chilly childhood road trips to Niagara Falls mid summer. Chilly? Yes, I would be freezing assed cold because the air conditioning would be cranked on high for the whole ride. I think I'd rather be poked with needles. However, I'm now a lover of Classical.

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Blogger redheaded said...

chopin's music is a good choice from the romantic era. however, for REAL relaxing music (which tempo is 60 bpm, calms your heart's pace) is from the Baroque Era. Try requesting some Bach or Vivaldi!

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Blogger Martini said...

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1:43:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Ooooh! Yes, Vivaldi! When I told my Polish doctor that Suz and I listen to Vivaldi on the trip up to her parents for Christmas, he seemed unimpressed.

They're both pretty radical though.

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Blogger ms. creek said...

duel blogs....my nosey psycho sister found out that i have a blog and she gets on and reads it. it keep it pretty family oriented and not much of anything. i don't want her to know anything about my business...so i had to delete your comment about duel blog because i don't want her to know! sound like family crap? yeah, it is. you can, however, write whatever you want on redheaded, she doesn't know about that one!

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Blogger Rainypete said...

You know I could have saved you piles of cash with a nail gun and a DC transformer from a train set right?

10:45:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Ellie - no problem, I understand!

Pete - always looking out for me. You're the best.

12:06:00 PM


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