Monday, March 10, 2008

Fire On The Belly

Here I am on fire. It's called 'fire therapy' and it feels good. We went to a nearby acupuncture clinic to check out some of the strange and shocking treatments they offer. First, they rubbed an herbal salve on my bare belly, then they covered it in these damp red towels and soaked them with alcohol. Then they lit my stomach on fire with one of those long barbecue lighters. They repeated the process three times, snuffing out the flame when the towel started to singe. By the third time, the heat from the flame had penetrated all the liquids, and it was very warm - enough to redden the exposed skin. It felt really great, but mostly because I was getting over the trauma of my previous treatment, which is called electro acupuncture. But that's another post...

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Blogger Chad said...

Photo credit to our friend Melanie.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chad - you continue to amaze me! Fire on the belly, and oh, by the way, electric accupuncture! I suppose it's small stuff after the list of other stuff you've done, but won't tell me until after you're safe. Great stories for all my friends who knew you as a child.

Dad

10:40 AM  
Anonymous michele said...

great photo! you look like you're conjuring the flame from your own belly out of some demonic rage.

the judges award extra points for bravery, but reserve the right to rescind them upon review of your psychiatric evaluation.

9:05 PM  
Blogger erin said...

i think i saw that trick once in a sambal place.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should clear a Chakra or two!

Miss you!
LuAnn and family

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Anonymous jason stahl said...

Mr. Bouchard!!!!!!

been wondering how you are...

remnent@gmail.com

drop me a line when you have time.

take care!!!

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Anonymous Carlos said...

That should clear a Chakra or two! Miss you! LuAnn and family

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