For some reason, New Jersey has a higher rate of spring allergy than other places, which is puzzling since there aren’t more flowers or trees here than other states. People will tell you when you first come that you won’t have allergy for several years, and then gradually you will develop itchy eyes and running nose. You start to dread about the spring when the pollen count becomes rather high. Fortunately I haven’t developed allergy but some of my friends have. This is the story one of my friends told me about her acupuncturist.
Doctor Khoo is not a real doctor but people call him a doctor anyway. He’s a New York City acupuncturist, the best one in the city and arguably the best one in the country. His acupuncture office, located in lower Manhattan, is always packed.
“He works non-stop from 6AM to 10PM almost every day, especially during the allergy season. His mind says ‘let’s keep on working, but his heart says no.’ The next thing you know his heart gives away. He had a heart attack and fainted falling on top of one of his patients when he was busy applying the acupuncture needles.” My friend says.