We got our chi flowing and opened our third eyes with tiny little needles all over our bodies. Would you try acupuncture?
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- In past videos, I've talked about being sort of nervous around needles, but I think I'm getting over that fear. What- oh, ah! (yelling) (beeping) So I'm just ready to get poked. (electric guitar music) - I'm so excited to announce that the Try Guys have a new family line, you can match your family with the new squad crew neck including our new baby onesie. We got pillows, we got blankets, we got mugs, only at... - Tryguys.com. - Yeah, tryguys.com. Now let's poke our butts for the acupuncture video. - Hi, my name's Robert Youngs, I'm a acupuncturist and I'm an herbalist. I've been doing this for about eight years now. So the basis of eastern medicine in general, there's acupuncture, there's cupping, there's moxa, all of these have to do with getting the energy in the body moving again. If there's something wrong in the body, if there's disease, it's a result of stagnation of energy. - So it's basically, my energy is constipated. - Exactly. - I'm not constipated, but my energy is constipated. - You could also be constipated. - My dad's a doctor, my grandpa's a doctor, so I kind of grew up being a little skeptical of alternative medicine. - What are some of the things that acupuncture can treat? - Headaches, constipation, chronic pain, menstrual issues, digestive issues, memory issues, skin issues, acne, hormonal acne. - What can't it do? - Issues that are gonna need surgery. - Like a broken bone. - Yeah. - Is it something that requires multiple sessions, or should we expect to feel better after just one treatment? - Depends on how long you've had the illness or disease or whatever it is that you've had, if it's acute, if it's chronic. - If it's with us, you know that pain's gonna be a cute. Ay! - Oh, nice. I get it now. (piano music) - Has anyone in this video talked about how handsome you are yet? - No. - Well, I don't know how we got this far. I thought that's the elephant in the room the whole interview. - Thank you very much, and I'll have you know that I just celebrated my 50th birthday on Saturday. - You are kidding me. - Oh yeah, Saturday. - Well you look great. - Thank you. - You seem like you got great health. - Thank you. - I have bad joints already and I'm 31. - We're gonna fix that. Where acupuncture really fits in with Chinese medicine is in a preventative stance. We'll pretty much always be quoted as saying 95% of all illness is caused by stress. - I have a newborn baby, so I don't get a ton of sleep always. I'm pretty stressed. - What level of stress would you say you're at these days on a scale of one to 10? - 50000. - Boom. - Yeah. - Where does stress reside in your body? Maybe you know, maybe you don't. We'll keep asking a bunch of questions to find out. Where do you feel like you hold stress in your body? - Oh I think I hold a lot of it here. Maybe in my stomach as well. - So I have ankylosing spondylitis. The main places I feel it are my neck, my shoulders, and then with all the rain we've been having, my lower back, like by the sacrum. - I've had four knee surgeries on my knee. So I'll get pain, it's still not strong as much as I'd like it to be. - It's not in the form of things like headaches or anything like that. For me, it's more, it comes up in like insomnia. - All right, so active mind is what you think is the cause. We do other things, like there's some diagnostic techniques with the tongue that are actually really interesting, like the tongue is an organ you can see. - You look at our tongue? - Yeah. - What are you looking for? - Yeah, what are you seeing? - Yeah, so it'll be the color, it'll be the shape. It'll be cracks in that area, it'll be the thickness of the coat. - A little tongue show. - Yeah it all starts with a tongue show. You're gonna open it wide, I'll show you one, right? You kinda go. So most people they kinda thrust a little too far, so they're gonna kinda go, eh. Too thrusty, changes the shape, changes the color. - You want just the right amount of thrust. - Just the right amount of thrust, exactly. - Ahhh. - Oh my goodness. All right, so put that back in for just a second. - I just wanna make it really good for you. - Thank you. Ah, pale tongue with teeth marks and a little bit of a stomach crack. You got a lot of heat in that tongue, so it's very red, it's almost a touch scarlet. - What if your tongue is always cracked all the way? - Well, there are people who have geographic tongues. - Yeah. - You know, some people, that could be a result of hereditary, and then it was like, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is it that I had this massive craving for fried chicken because my tongue is this way? - How do you know that? - With hat do you mean? - He loves fried chicken. - Oh. - You just knew that about me, right? - Wow. - Did you watch our video or did you just guess that? - No, I guessed that. - Are you serious? - I'm just using an example. - That's a huge part of who I am. - Your tongue or your fried chicken? - Both! - Both! (laughing) (soft music) - Okay. - Yeah, how you feeling? - I'm feeling good. I'm not too needle squeamish, so. - Okay, you have not had this done before, right? - I've never, my mom has been trying to get me to do this for so long. Did you just poke me already? - You got two already. - Shut the fuck up. - You ever wanted to get it? - Um, I've always been curious. Did you just put two needles in me? - I did. - Wow, that was like nothing. - It's about the size of a hair. - Where are the needles gonna go? - Depending on what you tell me will determine where they're gonna go. Kidney six, lung seven are often a good combination for sleep issues, so lets pop the other. So we've got a scarlet color, we've got geographic in nature and a big, stomach-y, almost lung crack. - I do a series where I eat everything from a fast food restaurant. It's been a rough week. - How rough? - Mostly constipated and uh, when I do poop, sometimes they're hilariously pathetic, and sometimes they're chaos. - So because we've got some digestive stuff going on, that stomach 36 point is an important one for you. Adjusted point. - Oh, there's a constipation point right there. Classic constipation point. - Classic constipation point. Your tongue, little bit of spleen issue. Spleen six is one that's a few different meridian pathways combined, liver, kidney, spleen, all crossed right through there, and it's just also a point that doesn't hurt so much. For you, I would say in terms of preventative medicine, we want to start clearing some of that heat, making sure that it doesn't take hold and reside in some part of the body. This is a really great, oh, there it goes. I felt a little pulse right there. This is a good heat-clearing point. I think from an eastern standpoint, there's this real belief that the body can heal itself, and western acknowledges this, but they think the only thing that's gonna work in this situation is to throw a drug at it. - I think there's a misconception that you kinda have to choose one or the other, but I think a lot of health practices are moving towards trying to see a marriage between both. - Yeah. - So you've been exercising for the last six months, and that's when the joint pain started? - It sort of slowly crept up through that process. It's like the whole knee got really stiff when I over exerted it once or twice. - Okay. Feel that one? - Are you in my ankle? - That was on your shin. Did you feel it down into the ankle? - I feel it in my ankle, it was very bizarre. - Yeah, so that mean's the qi's really started moving for you there, good. - It felt like you were stabbing my ankle. - Yeah, oo, that's a little deep, you feel that? I felt that. - Yeah, I felt that. Whoa, what the fuck? - Yeah, stress point. - It's not painful, it just feels like electricity went through all the muscle. - So the energy, the qi, in the body flows through the body. Some people it's really surface level, some people it's more deep. Little bit of a calm the mind. - Oh, that went on my face. Oh, that one's, that's in my skull tab point. - Third eye. - Third eye, it's been opened. - Oo. - Whoa! - Felt that move. - Whoa, what the fuck. - He's got a lot of energy moving, and he's also, he seems to be just a bit more tapped into his own energy. - Oh my god. - Top of the head. - There's a needle in my head. - Ah, mother of China, what the hell? - If you were actually congested right now, we could also do a couple points here that thread up towards the eye. - I'm always a little congested. - All right, so we're gonna go from here we're gonna-- - Gonna go, whoa, whoa, whoa, you're gonna do what? - Mhmm. - Okay. - Oh wow, you just like, your fingers know exactly where to go. I know you're doing it, but it's really totally pleasant and fine. - It's not, it's all right. I feel pretty calm. - Yeah? - So how do the needles alleviate that? - So there's these pathways in the body called meridians that's just an energetic flow, energetic pathway, and they correspond to pathways of the organs and their corresponding emotions as well as different areas of the body. I'm gonna give you a count. One two three. A little bit of a pinch there, yeah. I'm gonna pull the sinuses just a touch as we thread just up through there and oh boom, look how far that needle's gone up in there. - I didn't feel, I barely felt the beginning of that and felt nothing after it. - Good. - I feel little release and relief, but in terms of pain, minimal to none. - Yeah. That's exactly how it should be. - Oh, Jesus mother and soul in Korea. Ah! Tokyo. - Two, three, and breathe, oh yeah, the...