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No, I haven't tried any of that crap.
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Edit: No these are usually 3rd party independent companies not "pharma shill" or w/e conspiracy theory you are dreaming of.
Last edited by lockedout; 2013-01-27 at 11:02 PM.
This is a great example of why not everyone should have an opinion on a topic.
I am saying that proper trials have shown that acupunture has no more impact than randomly sticking needles in someone...
Acupunture is totally unregulated, and uncontrolled, there are no qualifications, there is no professional body to register with, at least nothign that actually stands up to proper scrutiny. Acupuncture can be very dangerous, and can lead to serious complications, and yet people advocate letting what amounts to some stranger off teh street stick needles in them? Seriously?
No, go see a decent doctor, get a physiotherapy referral if you need to, dont accept beign fobbed off with a referral to a quack that is at best a placebo and at worst dangerous.
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THE FIRST RULE OF BRAWLERS GUILD IS YOU DO NOT GET INVITED TO BRAWLERS GUILD.
It would result in more impact if you insert the needles near sites of pain rather than as you say - randomly.
The same happens with tattoo artists. They stick needles in you as well. With ink.
It has been shown that the insertions of needles make the cells release adenosine which is a pain killer. So it works as pain relief. It doesn't work because of Chi but there are a great many things which has been explained by magic until science.
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We should test historical remedies simply because they happen to have survived this long. We test it to see if there actually is something going on beneath the wishful thinking.
If I invented a remedy that could cure cancer and i said it was due to magic and apparently the people taking the remedy were cured on a scale that warranted investigation should the remedy not be tested regardless of original inventors claim? It could very well be a certain innocuous ingredient were blocking gene sites that made the cancer cells stop reproducing or whatever.
Its very simple. Stuff can work for reasons other than claimed by those using it.
When trials show that acupuncture causes a release of adenosine in the surrounding tissue then I see it having potential. Not because of what those who use it says it does. But because I just saw that it caused a release of a pain relieving chemical from the cells.
Last edited by Catta; 2013-01-28 at 12:16 AM.
I never tried it, but I heard some people says it works.
I have not and will not because this might happen: