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Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:23 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Kobe Bryant is trying out an experimental knee therapy where his blood is used to help grow ligaments. Or something.

But if you think that's out there, Mickael Pietrus is ready to raise you one. The Phoenix Suns' guard missed the last 12 games of the season last spring and didn't play for France in Eurobasket because of constant knee pain. He had arthroscopic surgery after the season.

Via the Sporting News though, Pietrus is trying something, uh, different, to ease that pain. He's going east. Far East.
Pietrus traveled to the Shaolin Temple in central China's Henan Province, where he tried “several traditional Chinese medicine therapies, including acupuncture, massage and some unique remedies administered by Shaolin monks,” the Chinese site What’s In Xiamen reported.

Shaolin Temple, a Buddhist monastery, has had its own hospital for over 1,000 years, according to the report.

Shaquille O’Neal has also sought treatment there.

Do what you got to do, I suppose. Some people just stick to normal rehab. Pietrus goes to China to get treated by Shaolin monks. Wasn't that the plot of Ace Venture 2? I forget.

But Pietus is just 29 and still has a number of good years in front of him if he can get healthy. He only played in 57 games last season between Orlando and Phoenix and with next season being a contract year, he wants to get as healthy as possible.
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

Wu-Tang!



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

This is what happens when you have too much money.  That's why the pay for healing business is so big when you have money and want a miracle cure to heal things faster or that can't be healed you will check your brain at the door and buy buy BUY!!!

On the other side Kobe and the pitcher for the Yankees they more sound like they are looking towards gene therapy or doping.  It obviously hasn't been worked out yet but it's already been said that is the next almost impossible step in doping!



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

I don't recall Ace ventura 2 having anytihng to do with china and monks.................and you didn't even spell the movie name right jacka$$. Do some research first before you make crappy attempts at bad humor, otherwise an  interesting article.



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Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 3:05 am
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

Accupuncture and massage don't seem all that far out there to relieve pain. Why be so close minded to alternative medicines? Especially if you are not the patient.



Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:40 am
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

He's chips anyway.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:54 am
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

If the lockout continues, he can PRETEND to be totally cured, come back with a shaved head, wearing a gown and open up a new franchise. A new career in the making!



Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Mickael Pietrus using Shaolin monks to help knee

If it work, it works.  Seems like an interesting trip if nothing else.  


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