Saturday, June 11, 2011

N E W S F L A S H: magic jewelry does wonders for neck pain

FOR REAL:  magic necklace that i got in the mail yesterday from my aunt in la ACTUALLY WORKS! and i don't even believe in it!  not only am i skeptic of new-agey stuff, i really don't think i am very suggestible either.  i don't think it's a placebo effect i'm experiencing.  seriously.
       the wicked, persistent, unflinching neck pain i've had since mid-march has actually lessened* since the afternoon opera rehearsal i had yesterday. (of course i've also been attached to a constant ice-pack, inhaling advil and took muscle relaxants...but! i've done that for months with no relief.)
       i have no idea how they work.  i will do investigative work (googling) and report back.  this is what they look like, and i saw them here for the same price that my aunt paid.  wow, i sound like an infomercial: 
"Believe me, I was the biggest cynic out there, but I scoff no longer...cuz it worked for me!! AND IT'LL WORK FOR YOU TOO...
only $19.95!"

i think my aunt got mine at MARUKAI, the japanese market in southern calif. 
(can't find it, but WOW there's tons of fun stuff...)
oh and btw they have a new store in cupertino (bay area/no.calif),
(and also in osaka and hawaii!!)
(ooh they're having a "June Bikkuri Sale" !! ...who needs five different kinds of SPAM?)

*ok, disclaimer time:  i might be a little bit of a  ばか (DUMBASS).  
*full disclosure:  i realize that at this moment i must honestly report that i am experiencing some really annoying, disheartening pain, but i swear it's not as excruciating as pre-necklace...omg, it is a placebo, isn't it?  (no it's not!)  (but it is; it MUST be!)

OK, due to my embarassingly obvious inner conflict,  i am modifying/clarifying my official recommendation for neck pain relief: 
hot/cold pack + muscle relaxants* + violin-avoidance + magnetic necklace + prayer + [i give up, i want some] VICODIN.   (now we're talking real magic...)

ANOTHER WARNING:  do not use ice-pack directly on skin like i just did !?@# like a total  ばか, even though it feels sooo good...i can't resist...

THANKS ANYWAY, MIRIAM!  also for the new hot/cold pack with washable-cover (with cats on it!) !!

*i have several prescriptions---carisoprodol, tizanidine, and amrix.  i only take them at night, and/or i don't have to go anywhere for several hours because they all make you severely drowsy.  actually, i have not taken the samples of amrix that i have, because i am scared is advertised as "the first and only 24-hour muscle relaxer."  translation: 24-hr coma.  osteopath told me to take it and drink coffee all day...but still, it's like giving up a day of your life... which i guess i would do, if it helped my neck.


  1. So sorry to hear you are in this much pain. Is the necklace made of hematite by any chance? I remember getting a bracelet like that which was supposed to heal or improve negativity or something like that. Anyway, hope it's working some magic (even if only placebo). And feel better!

  2. yeah, it's hematite! apparently it's such a strong magnet it can wipe our your credit cards! (this is lisa btw; lately blogger won't let me comment on my own blog! what up google?)