Walking towards The Wok Man we came across pop-up accupuncture and cupping stall.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Shanghai takes your breath away again.
Mind you, this is not a common street scene – it may have been many years ago I don’t know, but it’s something I’ve never come across. Until now!
Mr Elvis was an absolute hoot and played up to us posing and laughing away.
If you look closely at his right knee you’ll see the acupuncture needles.
The bare belly is a sure sign summer has arrived and unfortunately (!) something you’ll see this time of year on every street. Men seem to think it’s perfectly acceptable to roll up their Tshirts to cool down regardless of the lack of a six pack. In fact the bigger the beer belly the more likely you are to see it in all it’s glory 🙂
Of course, don’t let having your ying yang fixed and your chakras realigned get in the way of having a smoke. Heaven forbid!
The old lady practitioner is from the Miao minority and is 84 years old with hardly a wrinkle on her face.
As we were passing on our way back there were a couple of people having cupping. Apparently a session is 50RMB – around $10AUD significantly cheaper than going to a clinic.
Have you tried acupuncture or cupping? Would you take your chances if you came across a set up like this? What’s going on in your hood at the moment?