So I'm Goin to Accupuncture this Morning...

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  1. NovaScotiaPatsFan

    NovaScotiaPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    ...and as I'm waitin to sign in these two old women probably in their mid 60s were talking and I overheard it.

    ROFL!!! :singing: :singing: :singing: :singing: :singing: :singing: :singing:
  2. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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  3. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    I don't know how willing I am to believe the report of a Health Insurance Company.
  4. fxkane

    fxkane Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    acupuncture works very well for addictions and injuries. for everything else, it takes a lot of experience on part of practitioner and patience on part of patient.

    Jets not too popular with over 60s. Arrogance is at best a youthful virtue.
  5. parthasas

    parthasas Patriots Nation Supporter

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    there you go. report has so much credibility :rolleyes:
  6. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    LOL! Truth!

    Acupuncture does work but you can't just go to any old practitioner. Experience and skill is very important.
  7. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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    Studies have shown that if I am a doctor and a patient comes to my office, doesn't have a huge wait, I am very friendly and attentive, I smile, I ask lots of questions, I listen well, I am compassionate, confident in appearance, and enthusiastic about prescribing something,

    then >70% of my patients will claim high satisfaction and relief from pain, even if the medication I give them is sugar pills.

    If you want to feel better, then you think you are indeed getting better, with a little confidence.

    I think that a lot of successful acupuncture care-givers have exceptional bedside manner, and thus patients swear by them.

    Just my opinion, but one backed by my read of many similar studies of placebo effects in disorders prone to good outcomes in the absence of standard treatment (intermittant pain, depression, anxiety, etc.)
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  8. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    Sorry, but most studies will show whatever the funder wants them to show.
  9. nashvillepatsfan

    nashvillepatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    studies (conducted by me) have shown that i'm smarter than who wants to believe what a study says now? :D
  10. Haley

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    Great story :)

    Accupuncture has shown some effectiveness in the treatment of animals as well as humans, showing the placebo implication to be without merit. It may not be the most effective treatment in the world but it is effective for some things.
  11. parthasas

    parthasas Patriots Nation Supporter

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    Totally off topic and personal opinion: Alternative treatment therapies like homeopathy, acupressure/acupuncture, ayurvedic remedies are completely undermined by Big Pharma as it is in no way going to play a role in their profit margin. They have such a strangle hold on what the population can get as a part of healthcare and will do so only if it lines their pockets: For example take a look at the stevia (natural sweetener) episode.

    Look at the number of drugs that are recalled every year by these big pharmas :eek:
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  12. Garbanza

    Garbanza In the Starting Line-Up

    I know a ton of people that have benefited from acupuncture for a variety of maladies. The best approach is the combination of traditional medicine and "alternative" measures. I know two acupuncturists/physicians from China and they kick azz.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
  13. Halifax_Pats_Fan

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    We love our Patriots up here in Nova Scotia!!
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