Saturday, December 31, 2011

Japanese Acupuncturist Tells You How to Renounce Your Worldly Desires


Many people visited my blog from Pakistan in end of 2011.
☆⌒(*^-゚)v آپ کا شکریہ!!
I did not know that the official language of Pakistan is English.
(・0・。)

Japanese are busy...
Most of Japanese do not really worship for the religions.

But we eat Christmas cake and have Christmas parties, which I have mentioned before.
Many Japanese go to Buddhist temples at New Year's Eve.
And go to Shinto shrines at New Year's Day.

There is big event in Buddhist temple.
Ring the big bell 108 times at end of year.
The Watch-Night Bell "Jyoya no Kane".
It takes few hours.
So last hit is already in New Year.
Toudai-Temple
where biggest Buddha is, in Nara
Many temples let you ring the bells.

The reason why ring the bell 108 times is:
Buddhism considers human being has 108 kinds of worldly desires.
So you renounce all of worldly desires and going to be in new year with clean body and mind.

Don't you think you have 108 kinds of worldly desires?

Yes, you do Ψ(`∀´)Ψ.

Happy>w(^0^)w<New Year

I wish you do not have any injury or sick in 2012, the year of dragon!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Japanese Acupuncturist Think About Pupil

Many people have visited my blog from Russia today.
ミ★(=^・・^) спасибо!!★彡

I hope you are spending happy busy holiday season.

Today's post is just about a heart-warming picture.

A pretty cat is in front of a mirror.
???

Did you notice that?

The cat is looking up to you (camera).

And the cat in mirror is looking down to you.

w( ̄△ ̄;)w

((((;´゚Д゚))) Is this psychic photo?


In fact, cats' pupils are vertically long.
So you can see something wrong by the angle.

By the way, cats have poor eyesight as 1/10 of human beings'.

By the way #2, I was a pupil of the Acupuncturist Hideyo "God Hand" Matsuura in Japan.
(I have not seen him more than 15 years though (´∩`。))

And his clinic moved recently.

If you are planning to get acupuncture in Osaka, check the web site.
http://www.matsuura-shinkyu.com
He drew this illustration.

He taught me how to draw, too... seriously.
(*^ー゚)b ♪

Monday, December 26, 2011

Seasoning for Sliming Belly


Many people visited my blog from Serbia today.
☆⌒(*^-゚)v хвала!!

And many people have been visiting my blog by searching "scoliosis" and "vitamin E".
Thank you, and I will update about those topics sometime soon.


Mustard, Wasabi, ginger, scallion...
Many seasoning are come with Japanese dishes.

These seasonings have various different effects, but these have some common effects too.

These commonly have:
Extinguish bad odor
Bactericidal effect
Orexigenic effect
Anorectic action
Coloration
Promote metabolism

And
Individual seasonings' effects:

Wasabi

Allyl isothiocyanate attacks your nose like in fire, which highly effects to bactericidal.
Prevents food poisoning.
Expedites secretion of digestive fluid, which prevents constipation.
Prevents blood clots, and strengthen bone.

Karashi (Japanese mustard)
The burning nose sensation comes from allyl isothiocyanate as Wasabi.
Karashi's effects are mostly same as Wasabi.
However, these effects are volatile, so you better knead them right before use.

Shouga (ginger)
Contained Shogaol promotes perspiration, alleviates fever, anti-inflammation.
Helps digestion and expedites blood circulation, which eliminates constipation. These improve metabolic syndrome.
In addition, temperature-keeping effect prevents sensitivity to cold, stiff shoulder, and lower backache.
It is used as poultice since long time ago.

Negi (scallion)
Scallion contains plenty diallyl sulfide and vitamin C, which control active oxygen.
Help absorption of vitamin B1, expedites metabolism of sugar, and expedites burning fat in blood.
It lowers the cholesterol level and prevents blood clots.
It is good for recovery from fatigue.

Tougarashi (red pepper)
Red pepper contains plenty capsaicin that regulates intestine and burns fat, which prevents obesity.
And capsaicin lowers viscosity of blood and makes circulation better.


Everything so-so is good.
If you over intake these seasoning, which may be cause of stomachache, stomach ulcer, or diarrhea.
Enjoy your meals so-so amount with so-so seasoning and consume calories more than intake.
Now, you never get fat anymore. ψ(`∇´)ψ

By the way,
I knew about this ginger,
but I did not this Karashi
by Naruto Shippuden

(*^ー゚)b ♪

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Japanese Acupuncturist's Christmas

A lot of people viewed my blog from India today.
शुक्रिया. मेरी क्रिसमस.

Everyone Merry Christmas!

I used to spell "Xmas," because I could not remember spelling of "Christ". ψ(`∇´)ψ

BTW,
Many people have asked me, "What do you eat at Christmas in Japan?"
"Do you celebrate it in Japan?"

Not many Japanese celebrate Christmas unless they are Christians.
Wikipedia Japanese says, "Christian population never have been more than 1% in Japan".
I was surprised.
I thought about 10% of Japanese are Christian, but only 1%.
However, Christmas parties are here and there.
Christmas is an excuse to have party in Japan. ψ(`∇´)ψ

And very popular Christmas dishes in Japan is,

Yes,
K.F.C.
Colonel Sanders wears Santa Clause dress.

Christmas is not a holiday in Japan so no special or traditional dishes are there.
But we eat cake.

Christmas cake. (I mentioned about this at the post in December 1st)

This year, I got this cake from "Bonjour" in Gardena.

It is great taste and inexpensive.
And really difficult to find other pastries who make this level of taste.

What did you eat at your Christmas parties?
Did you eat too much sweets?

Fortunately, it is nice weather these days.

Run, run, run!

Consume calories more than intake! (゚ー^*)d ♪

Friday, December 23, 2011

Japanese Acupuncturist in Beverly Hills

Many people viewed my blog from Switzerland.
☆⌒(*^-゚)v Danke!!

By the way,
I am a Japanese.

The Japanese flag is
The red in the center means "Emperor".


Vietnam pulled out all the stops this week for a visit from China's expected future leader - including flags with an extra star.
The gaffe came during a welcoming ceremony for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Hanoi on Wednesday when children waved flags decorated with six stars.

China's flag has only five stars - one big star surrounded by four smaller ones.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters Friday that Vietnam had told the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi that it was "a technical error."

Relations between the countries have been strained over competing claims in the potentially oil-rich South China Sea. Vietnam and China signed cooperation agreements on youth affairs and health during Xi's visit.
Chinese Right Flag

And
Vietnam's Flag

I cannot believe it how who made this mistake?
It is not 1st grade craft class. (*゚∀゚)

Their communism flags are similar, anyway.


By the way,
This is the Flag of United States of America when became independent.
Of course you knew that, right?

Chrismas Cards Returned

Thank you for reading my blog <(_ _*)>.

I had 3,000 view in this one month. m(_ _)m Arigato.

Many people read from India too.

ミ★(=^・・^)v Thanks!!★彡
Also thank you for helping for customer support (*^ー゚)b.


I was slowing down to post this blog lately, but not on purpose.

because I was writing Christmas cards.

Those were about 200.

My tongue became something wrong (´∩`。).

Some of cards are returned every single year.
They may have moved or I misread the address.


Have not you received it yet?
Although you have not moved?

This card supposed be yours...
。・゚゚・(>д<;)・゚゚・。

I would like to take this opportunity...

Happy>w(^0^)w<Holidays

Santa Run in Osaka (1,500 people participated this year)
Participants must buy the costume
the proceeds are donated to Incurable Disease Children

Monday, December 19, 2011

Before Acupuncture for Neck Shoulder Pain

I supposed to post this about 10 days ago.
So it is not really timely, but anyway...

Yeah!
It is the season.

I think I posted (maybe not) few weeks ago, which many people complained one next to another "Lower Backache" because the climate changed with atmosphere pressure down in that time.

Now Neck and Shoulders.

Many people complain "Neck Pain and Shoulder Pain" on next to another lately,
because air temperature dropped.

Most of people cover themselves by blanket when they sleep, but neck shoulder areas.

The areas are exposed in cold air in the early morning.
Then the muscles are contracted without your notice (either without your permission Ψ(`∀´)Ψ).

"Stretching"
It is the best.
Stretching before you get injury is of course better,
but after you got the injury, still stretching is good.

Keep 15 to 20 seconds in one posture with regular breath.

"Heat pad" is good in most of case, but it has an adverse effect.

It may overheat the injury, which means making inflammation worse.

"WHEN stop heating" is a difficult point.

I rather Icing before shower than using heat.
It is safer.

I know you are busy.
I know you do not have time to take care yourself.
I know your case is different to others.

Surely, I can help these injuries with acupuncture, but I really recommend preventing these injuries before they occur.
(゚ー^*)d ♪

Monday, December 12, 2011

World's Most Expensive Car Crash!

I see a lot of expensive European cars in Beverly Hills all the time.

Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini...

Even Mercedes is very expensive in Japan.

However recently, many of them were gathering in highway near by Hiroshima.

And they mad car accidents w( ̄△ ̄;)w

There were involved 14 cars that were 8 Ferraris, 3 Mercedes, 1 Lamborghini, 1 Nissan GT-R, and 1 Prius.

A news reported the total cars value is about $3,850,000.

This accident was named "Vanities' Accident" by police station.

video
Oh! Poor Prius driver  ( ;∀;)

I do not think he/she was not a member of the group.


A lot of crazy cars are here and there in holiday season (even not only in holiday season).

Be careful and drive safe (≡^∇^≡).

However accident come to you sometime even you are trying to avoid it.

In that case, my acupuncture may work well to your injury.

And I can introduce to you a good PI lawyer in Beverly Hills, if you need.
(゚ー^*)d

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pumpkin Coach

I saw two Coaches nearby Beverly Hills City Hall.

That was not close to midnight, so I followed it slowly by my bike.

And I caught it and another coach.

video
Were they going to pick up Cinderella?

It is too far to Disneyland though Ψ(`∀´)Ψ

Or just for holidays?

Are you preparing for holidays?


Me?

I am ready to be invited your party anytime (*^0゚)v

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Black Swan for Your Body Shape

Mary Helen Bowers released interesting DVDs.

Who is Mary Helen Bowers?

She was the coach for Natalie Portman in the movie Black Swan.

What is the DVD?

Ballet for making good body shape.

Sounds good (*^ー゚)b


Running, swimming, spinning (bike), sports...

a lot of things are good for making good body shape or losing weight in healthy way, but ballet has some extra benefits.

You may look at yourself by big mirror during ballet.

So you can see your change in body shape and your posture all the time.

Observing your body-shape-change stimulates your motivation.

And observing your posture prevents injury.


Just do not forget warming up and stretching.

And apply ice if you got acute pain in muscle or joints.

(15 min on your limbs, 30 min on your trunk)

Remember, you do not gain weight if you consume calories more than intake.
However, muscle is heavier than fat so "weight" itself may not have big change.

I guess you are still happy with your current weight with Natalie Portman's body shape. (≡^∇^≡)


This is good idea

I like "Ballet for losing weight"
way more than pole dance or taking tabs.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Know What You Are Eating and No Worry

Do you know GM?

General Motors? General Manager?

Yes, those are GM.

But I want to mention about another GM this time.

It is "Genetically Modified" food.
Another name is "Genetically Engineered" food.

Those foods' DNA are modified to growing hast, strong to drought, and/or other purposes.

GM foods are obligated to label about it in EU, Russia, Japan, even in China.
However, it is not in U.S.

"Just Label It" is a group that is composed by 300 companies, organization, and physicians.
Recently, they presented the petition to FDA, which GM foods are obligated to be labeled it.

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) tells 80% of corns are GM crops.
And those are contained in a lot of processed foods.
BIO (Biotechnology Industry Association) says, not necessary to label it, because "all of researchers who have studied this problem, conclude no problem for health".

On the other hand,
Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield the dairy company and a member of "Just Label It" rebuts, "It is a right of consumers for transparency. People have a right that knowing what they are eating. Everybody becomes experimental animal by eating GM foods".

The group is broadcasting the commercial messages that emphasize "A lot of people do not know they are eating GM foods".
And they are appealing to consumers to access to their website (justlabelit.org) and sign up the petition for FDA.

I agree that "people have a right that knowing what they are eating," but do not be scared too much.
There is no evidence "GM foods are bad to health," autough you are taking Advil that has evidence of bad effect for your kidney. Ψ(`∀´)Ψ
If you still worry about it, just try to avoid taking it.
I believe you know that MSG is not bad as people used to complain... right?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Traditional Oriental Wind & Modern Wind

God of the Wind

In Traditional Oriental Medicine, we consider there are 6 exogenous evil (pathogenic) factors.

Heat evil (Netsu-jya) or Fire evil (Ka-jya)
Cold evil (Kan-jya)
Summer heat evil (Sho-Jya)
Damp evil (Shitsu-jya)
Dry evil (Sou-jya)
And
Wind evil (Fu-jya)

Common cold and flu are categorized to Wind evil in most of cases.

Wind often attacks the upper body, head throat, and eyes.
It usually involves symptoms of twitching, spasms, or shaking.
The organ most often affected by external Wind is the Lung.

By the way,
Another Wind that is defined by modern science became the evil from evening of Nov. 30th to morning of Dec. 1st.
This is the evening of Nov. 30th in Brentwood

Even MSN Japan reported this happening.



4 pictures above are in Pasadena

We cannot avoid getting accident sometime, but I hope you stay safe and healthy.


Did human being make God of the Wind angry? w( ̄△ ̄;)w





Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday! Party! Drunk!

It is December.

You may hear Christmas Carol in Beverly Hills, in this shop in that market (but not in my office).

I used to be invited many many parties, but recently... since Lehman Shock. (>_<)

YOU may go to many parties in this season.

I think you know that, "Do not drive if you drank".

Do not be like this guy☟

World's Most Destructive Drunk Russian Driver (click to youtube).


By the way, Japanese people eat Cake at Christmas alike birthday.

Do you do that in LA?

o( ^m^)v/【Happy Holiday】\└*・ェ・*┘

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do You Eat Slime?

Do you know them?
I guess most of you have seen them.

They are "Slime," a character of "Dragon Quest".


Do you know these?
Yes, these are Chashao Bun (meet bun).

And these are they.


Family mart (a big chain convenience store) started selling them today in Japan.

The marts are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for them, because the Slime Chashao Buns are too popular at first day of the sale.

They look so unhealthy, but they are healthy (I am not talking about Slime's health (゚∀゚*)).

Ingredients are pork, bamboo shoot, and onion.

Seasoned with soy source and oyster source.


The blue color on the skin is Gardenia.

The red on the mouth is Paprika.

The black on the eyeballs are charcoal.

All colors are by natural stuff.


I think McDonald's ought to make "Happy Meal" like them.

American kids should be liking them too.

Well, it is so Japanese though Ψ(`∀´)Ψ

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Parisiennes Love a Branch Toothbrush

What do you use to brush your teeth?
Oral B?
Colgate?

Haven't you felt African people (in Africa) have really white teeth?

Neem
It is in fashion in the women who are beauty experts in Paris.
In Africa, a little branch of Neem is used instead of plastic toothbrush.
The branch is about 5mm in diameter and about 10cm in length.

This branch looks like a pencil at first.
You should chew it again and again persistently.
The fiber at end of branch become untied little by little, and then it will be brush.
You can now brush your teeth and massage your gum.

At beginning, you do not like its sweet sour taste and hard brush touch.
However, you will feel immediately how it works.

Neem has natural whitening effect.
And you do not need toothpaste anymore.

The Neem for toothbrush is sold on the street in all over the place in Africa.
So people do not need to prepare it, but they can get anytime.

Do you want to try it to get white teeth?

Huh?

Don't you wanna chew it to make brush?
Do you rather go to dentist and get laser whitening in Beverly Hills?

I know.

You don't like making any effort, right.

That is good too.

Your laziness helps this recession little bit. Ψ(`∀´)Ψ


By the way,
 where can I get Neem?(゚_。)?

Using Neem with this paste maybe more powerful?
  

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cat & Phone (=^・ェ・^=))ノ彡

I used to have a smart cat.

She used toilet for human being, opened slide door.

Of course she did, "Give me your hand, Another hand, Sit, Down, Wait, Heel".

And she liked strawberry, custard, and Natto.

Once my friend said, "Stop mewing" when she was mewing.

She stopped immediately and said, "Bow".

However, she couldn't answer like this cat...

(click here to watch "the smart cat" video)


I want this guy to answer your call when I am in acupuncture practice.

-=≡ε=ε=(。・`ω´・)〆☎

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Did You Eat Turkey? Σ^)/

How was your Thanksgiving dinner?

How was the Turkey?

In Japan, turkey is not really popular (at least when I was there).

I don't really know I have had turkey or not in Japan.

Of course I have had that in U.S.

Did you know? Turkey is originated in North America.

Turkey was transmitted to Europe in 16th century.

Turkey was imported to Japan in early 19th century from Holland.

That was right after Samurai era was done.

Their Japanese name is "Shichimen-cho," which means "Seven faced-bird".

Their head to neck are no feather, and those color change to red, blue, purple...

It is the reason to be named, "Seven faced-bird".

Therefore in some area of Japan, moody people are called Turkey.

By the way, did you eat a lot of potato too?

"Consume calories more than took" in this weekend, as I always say.

ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(; ・_・)┘

Turkey Ranger
Do you know him?
I don't...


Non-Good Effect, Increase Early Death Risk

Annals of Internal Medicine published,

food supplements (multi-vitamin etc.) do NOT effect for most of people, although there is the risk to increase the chance of early death.

Wall Street Journal reported that a research group who are mostly Minnesota University performed the study for 39,000 white women 19 years in average.

The result is, food supplements taker are higher rate of early death than non-takers in general.
However, calcium supplement takers are lower rate of early death.

Iron that is often prescribed to anemia is prominent.
The iron supplement takers have 3.9% higher rate of early death.

And multi-vitamin takers have 2.4% higher rate of early death.


Many of common senses are wrong often.

I wrote, "What FDA approves" several posts ago, which was not common sense of usual people, I guess.

"To intake nutrition from foods" is best way, if you can...

Yes, if you can...

I wish you could take enough nutrition from Thanksgiving meal today.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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