Again, I swear this is not some sort of code that I use with Irish Boy to Get. It. On. I told you yesterday I wasn't going THERE. Keepin' it classy on this blog as always, Internetz!
So what's the deal with the fire? Well, it was our weekly adventure to the ND for some acupuncture today. Yes, our, as Irish Boy is now also enduring weekly pinnings and ingesting vitamins and herbs galore.
Starting this week, we're adding a moxa to the mix. What's a moxa you ask? Basically it's a small cone of dried herbs that you light on fire and it slowly burns on your body.
Oh you read me right.
Herbs. Fire. On body. FUN!
We couldn't actually experience this in the ND's office because they smoked so much that she was afraid of setting the sprinklers off. Awesome. So now we have to take them home and we're supposed to do them every other day at least. Our ND has also instructed that we purchase fresh ginger and cut a generous slice (approx. 3mm thick) to place on our body points first so that we don't burn ourselves. Does she know who she's talking to here?!
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I can assure you this is going to be a comedy of errors as Irish Boy and I try and do these on each other (one at a time!) and try not to burn each other or our house down in the process.
But the best part? Well, let's just say that the moxa has a rather pungent aroma that is reminiscent to smells from a college residence.
If this doesn't get the neighbours talking, I don't know what will!