Life Under a Purple Cloud

Healing the Eastern Way

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New scientific breakthrough proves why acupuncture works

This is incredible.

I’ve been doing a lot of personal research to explain how acupuncture works within the frame of modern physiology (and even biophysics), and this article takes all my findings and expands upon them enormously.

I am so elated that I’m speechless!

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Had my first workout with these guys since last year, and felt great. It was good to know that I still had my form and flexibility, and was still in shape. Actually, because I had been doing more core and leg workouts, my stances were actually better, but I still need practice performing on a foam mat because the give actually messes up my balance. 
I can’t say this enough, Wushu is such a great all around workout, enhancing your power, agility, and flexibility, like doing yoga at 100mph.
If you’re in Chicago and have always wondered about practicing Contemporary Wushu, check out my school: http://www.extremekungfu.com/
Our coach, Tony Marquez, is amazing, and if you remember the Mortal Kombat arcade game, he was “Kung Lao.”
They not only teach Wushu, but also Tai Chi, Muay Thai, and MMA.
I’ll be competing in the forms competition in less than a month, wish me luck!

Had my first workout with these guys since last year, and felt great. It was good to know that I still had my form and flexibility, and was still in shape. Actually, because I had been doing more core and leg workouts, my stances were actually better, but I still need practice performing on a foam mat because the give actually messes up my balance. 

I can’t say this enough, Wushu is such a great all around workout, enhancing your power, agility, and flexibility, like doing yoga at 100mph.

If you’re in Chicago and have always wondered about practicing Contemporary Wushu, check out my school: http://www.extremekungfu.com/

Our coach, Tony Marquez, is amazing, and if you remember the Mortal Kombat arcade game, he was “Kung Lao.”

They not only teach Wushu, but also Tai Chi, Muay Thai, and MMA.

I’ll be competing in the forms competition in less than a month, wish me luck!

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Whenever I feel sad or upset, I take my mind back to New York City, to my favorite little place in the world in Central Park called “Turtle Pond,” where I can find ducks and turtles hang out together. They’re my absolute favorite little friends.

Whenever I feel sad or upset, I take my mind back to New York City, to my favorite little place in the world in Central Park called “Turtle Pond,” where I can find ducks and turtles hang out together. They’re my absolute favorite little friends.

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I’m back!

Finally back in the office after spending two weeks at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I was quite an experience and enjoyed both the work and the people I worked with.

For booking appointments with me… I’ve got good news! 

From now on, instead of playing phone tag or having to email each other back and forth in order to book an appointment with me, you can book an appointment directly through my website, as you will instantly be able to see when I’m available for you.

Check it here: http://purplecloudcenter.com/form/appointments/

For my patients, I’d like to thank you guys for waiting so patiently while I was out for two weeks on vacation, and out for two weeks in Maryland. I promise I won’t be gone for a one month chunk out of summer next time!

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So this is what an acupuncturist who’s also a US Navy Sailor training in Walter Reed Military Medical center looks like! :)
I’m out here in Bethesda, Maryland for two weeks learning patient care from a western standpoint at the cardiology prep/recovery unit. It’s a great experience so far, and my unit is fascinated with the fact that they have a licensed acupuncturist temporarily on staff. 
Although I can’t leave my unit this time around, I’ve been asked to perform (and perhaps teach) acupuncture when I’m able to come back maybe next year. 
Even the military is searching for new, innovative ideas to help improve patient care. You just have to explain acupuncture/oriental medicine theory to them in a manner that they can understand, and I’m doing the best I can :)

So this is what an acupuncturist who’s also a US Navy Sailor training in Walter Reed Military Medical center looks like! :)

I’m out here in Bethesda, Maryland for two weeks learning patient care from a western standpoint at the cardiology prep/recovery unit. It’s a great experience so far, and my unit is fascinated with the fact that they have a licensed acupuncturist temporarily on staff. 

Although I can’t leave my unit this time around, I’ve been asked to perform (and perhaps teach) acupuncture when I’m able to come back maybe next year. 

Even the military is searching for new, innovative ideas to help improve patient care. You just have to explain acupuncture/oriental medicine theory to them in a manner that they can understand, and I’m doing the best I can :)

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sceneryofme:

So a Taoist and a Buddhist walk into a bar……Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Sonny came to town and we met up for drinks. 

 I’m in Maryland working/training at the military hospital in Bethesda, and decided to meet up with my favorite Zen bro while I’m out here. Dharma talks ‘n Scotch. Great time, man!

sceneryofme:

So a Taoist and a Buddhist walk into a bar……Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Sonny came to town and we met up for drinks. 

I’m in Maryland working/training at the military hospital in Bethesda, and decided to meet up with my favorite Zen bro while I’m out here.

Dharma talks ‘n Scotch. Great time, man!

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I think I’ll put this here, doing a kung fu pose in Cancun. 
Kungcun. Poser.
But really, I just wanted to remind everyone (especially my patients who read this) that I will be away yet again for another two weeks, but not for fun in the sun and sand, but for Navy duty.
The Purple Cloud will be closed from Saturday, July 19th all the way till August 4th, returning to the office August 5th. 
I’ll be filling in at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in the Cardiology Unit for some work and training. I’ve never been there before, let alone Maryland, so although I’m a bit nervous, I’m pretty excited to receive some additional training in Western medicine, and to see some sites around the area, especially D.C., which I haven’t seen since 8th grade, like a billion years ago.
I promise I won’t be away for a month-long chunk out of summer next year!

I think I’ll put this here, doing a kung fu pose in Cancun. 

Kungcun. Poser.

But really, I just wanted to remind everyone (especially my patients who read this) that I will be away yet again for another two weeks, but not for fun in the sun and sand, but for Navy duty.

The Purple Cloud will be closed from Saturday, July 19th all the way till August 4th, returning to the office August 5th. 

I’ll be filling in at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in the Cardiology Unit for some work and training. I’ve never been there before, let alone Maryland, so although I’m a bit nervous, I’m pretty excited to receive some additional training in Western medicine, and to see some sites around the area, especially D.C., which I haven’t seen since 8th grade, like a billion years ago.

I promise I won’t be away for a month-long chunk out of summer next year!

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Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.

This is a brilliant video done by two Northwestern University students Dong Kyu Lee and Danny Na as a part of their class project spotlighting the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL, where my acupuncture office is located.

I’m featured at the 2:30 and 3:06 marks. 

The video also features Heartland Cafe, Mindcrusher Tattoo (across the street from me), and various different independently owned shops. 

It was a unique look at this neighborhood, and made me quite proud of being amongst the independent (and independent minded) business owners in Rogers Park. 

And by the way, Dong Kyu Lee and Danny Na both received a 98% grade for this project. It was an honor to be a part of it.

I have to work on my interviewing technique, I’m horrible at this!

Gotta love their modified rendition of Jay-Z/Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” 

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