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Anyone tried Acupuncture

Posted on 03/29/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by averagemo

Just curious. Has anyone tried acupuncture? Any success?


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KEYWORDS: alternativemedicine; health
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To: KittenClaws
So Scientology treatments work because people believe they do?

Sounds like you have a creative definition of the burden of proof.

41 posted on 03/29/2013 9:23:42 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: mnehring

BTW, we went to a board certified M.D. (internist specialty) who is also a Chinese (allopathic) trained doctor (from Taiwan) and acupuncturist. We were very comfortable with this, as he can look at the disorder from both perspectives.


42 posted on 03/29/2013 9:24:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: GunRunner

The Nichiren Shoshu Japanese Buddhist sect, which has plenty of adherents here in the States, claims that chanting the phrase “Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo” can bring one material rewards, such as a job, a brand new car, flat screen TV (47’’ diagonal minimum!) I’ve had people swear to me that it works.


43 posted on 03/29/2013 9:28:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: averagemo
Consider this:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57503549-10391704/swiss-healer-accused-of-intentionally-infecting-16-people-with-hiv-using-acupuncture-needles/
44 posted on 03/29/2013 9:29:01 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Dacus943

There is no question the “P6” point, used in acupuncture and acupressure, works effectively against nausea. This is the under-wrist point. You can either use the wrist bands they sell or just pressure with a thumb or finger. Everyone in my family has used it.


45 posted on 03/29/2013 9:29:10 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Trod Upon

I’ve had acupuncture since the late 70s. For at least 20 years acupuncturists only use disposable needles. I haven’t seen autoclaved needles in a long, long time.


46 posted on 03/29/2013 9:34:46 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: averagemo

I had acunpuncture many times over the years. Often helped, sometimes didn’t, never caused any harm. Can’t say the same about visiting doctors.


47 posted on 03/29/2013 9:36:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: averagemo

if you don’t like needles you can try accupressure.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 9:40:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Revolting cat!

A Buddhist chant to get material rewards? That’s too much work. I just play a country music song backwards to get everything back.


49 posted on 03/29/2013 9:41:31 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

There is also Accumulation, aka shopping frenzy, which helps relieve some pains.


50 posted on 03/29/2013 9:42:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I see you’re being a pinhead.


51 posted on 03/29/2013 9:42:07 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: averagemo

Dad did it but went to China to have it done, said they only know how to do it. Helped is cancer pains.

But I don’t believe in it but whom am I to say...


52 posted on 03/29/2013 9:45:55 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: Redcitizen
Hold this, please.


53 posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Revolting cat!

yes but it brings its own pains....


54 posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

My aching back is nada. God bless your Dad.


55 posted on 03/29/2013 9:48:59 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes, but does it help with using the keyboard shift key?

WHAT SHIFT KEY?

from the book AIRPORT: the airport manager’s secretary didn’t like upper case. had a mechanic file the letters off the arms of her typewriter. been doing this, except for offuicial correspondence, since i early ‘90s.


56 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:03 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: GunRunner
Acupuncture may not work, but feathers most certainly do:

http://healing.about.com/cs/native/a/aa_feathers.htm


57 posted on 03/29/2013 9:51:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
No thanks, I'm not good at puzzle boxes. I got one already.
58 posted on 03/29/2013 9:53:08 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: averagemo

Yeah. Clint Jr. who hates needles, did it for his football injuries said it didn’t do bupkis.

Cancer vs back injuries I’m going with anything that helps.


59 posted on 03/29/2013 9:57:50 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: GunRunner
I was speaking specifically of traditional and non traditional medicines.

Not Scientology treatments, which I know nothing about.

I know that my mom, a Baptist,, tried acupuncture on the advice of a Unitarian friend, who it had worked for greatly. And it didn't help her a bit.

I know that I have tried holistic medicine on the advise of a friend with a questionable religious practice and it has not worked for me, yet it has worked for her.

My conclusion? Belief is tied to healing within the parameters of my experience. I've had no experience with Scientology and have no beliefs or need to provide burden of proof for something I have not claimed a belief in.

When I mention Scientology specifically, sing its praises, then question me specifically. Until that time, take your self righteous, presumptuous, pipe mad smoke it somewhere else.

60 posted on 03/29/2013 10:07:27 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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