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THE FIRST RULE OF BRAWLERS GUILD IS YOU DO NOT GET INVITED TO BRAWLERS GUILD.
much like old herbal remedies its a grain of truth shrouded by legend.
In a June 2000 review, Chang-Zern Hong correlates the MTrP "tender points" to acupunctural "ah shi" ("Oh Yes!") points, and the "local twitch response" to acupuncture's "de qi" ("needle sensation"), based on a 1977 paper by Melzack et al. Peter Dorsher comments on a strong correlation between the locations of trigger points and classical acupuncture points, finding that 92% of the 255 trigger points correspond to acupuncture points, including 79.5% with similar pain indications.
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There is no alternative medicine. There is medicine that works and shit that doesn't work. Even then i would hesitate to call acupuncture a form of medicine should the consensus be reached that it does indeed work that way as there is no administering of medicine - merely the manipulation of the body's own mechanisms.
I don't think you'd get most practitioners of acupuncture to admit that what they're doing is nothing more than jamming people with needles and gaining marginal reduction in pain perception as a result of triggering endorphins. That is, of course, the only plausible use for it though.
so, the principle is sound. however other stimulation works as well or better.
Last edited by darenyon; 2013-01-28 at 02:42 AM.
acupuncture, fails (let me emphasize the second section there). Besides, you're talking about a hypothetical regimen to treat a specific set of illnesses, whereas acupuncture is conjured up to "treat" everything from arthritis to sexual dysfunction; it's the equivalent of throwing shit at a wall hoping some of it will stick.
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reference to it. Pick any term you like, but this is what it boils down to (and please note the distinction between this and what you posted):
It's hard to resist the strong temptation to include a screenie of a certain Insane Clown Posse video.Acupuncture is based upon the Eastern philosophy of chi (also spelled qi), which is their name for the supposed life force or vital energy that animates living things. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chi flows through pathways in the body known as meridians. Illness results from the flow of chi through the meridians being blocked, or by the two types of chi (yin and yang) being out of balance. Acupuncture is the practice of placing thin needles at acupuncture points, which are said to coincide with points at which meridians cross, to improve the flow and restore the balance of chi.
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I'd be curious to know your response to theirs.
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Since people seem to be wanting to go back to ancient medical philosophies, in the West we might start promoting the old fluid equilibrium theory. Anyone up for a good bloodletting or a purge?
i understand that, im just saying that it seems to be based on real phenomena. ancient peoples simply had another explanation for it.I used the term "magic" in that post following Cattaclysmic's reference to it. Pick any term you like, but this is what it boils down to (and please note the distinction between this and what you posted):
I don't believe in energy or anything mystical, but everyone I've talked to who's done acupuncture says it was really great for pain relief. These people (who are close to me) do not believe in energy or anything mystical and had it performed on them by people with similar beliefs. I'm not sure how it works, but when people tell me that it does significant things for their pain level I believe them. I'd like to give my own experience with it, but I'm too afraid of needles to give it a try.
I've been on acupuncture, because it "suppose" get rid of my fucking tinnitus. Did nothing, if anything i think, my tinnitus became louder for a hour or two right after the therapy...but i must admit it feels like something is moving through the body. Like energy is shifting or something, but could also be just placebo.
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