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VA do you think these hospitals are using "alternative / Western" therapies (acupuncture specifically) for the placebo effect? One of our local hospitals uses acupuncture in their oncology department for pain management. If I recall correctly, Wake Forest Baptist recently published an article regarding acupuncture proven benefits.....specifics escape me.

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James Randi set up a fantastically controlled experiment with volunteers and some balance bracelet assmunch to demonstrate that the effect is entirely placebo. Basically if the volunteer thinks they should (or should not) fall over, they do (or don't), regardless of what the object is attached to them or circumstances presented.

It doesn't make them stupid. It makes them gullible. Humans are very, very gullible.

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I agree with you VA. There are people that you should be able to trust.

A doctor and his wife invited us to their home to watch the Superbowl one year. It turned into a sales pitch for magnetic bracelets to counteract electronic pollution from cell phones. For proof, they showed how easily you could be put off balance when you were holding a cell phone up to your ear. Sure enough, with a cell phone in your hand it was easier to be thrown off balance. I exchanged the cell phone with a ballet slipper for some kind of control. Once again, it was harder to balance. My husband thought that I was very rude to challenge what they said when they had been such lovely hosts.

It's unfortunate when doctor's give baseless medical advice because of tradition rather than fact but heinous when it is merely for profit. I see that as theft.

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But some of these are prestigious medical facilities and university hospitals. People trust them. They do not expect them to sell you pills to realign your messed up qi, using the defense that it's what customers want rather than good medicine. What utter horseshit.

I feel so alone at times like this....

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This country is full of charlatans and quacks.

And few are ashamed of themselves...

Fullerton CA
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Charlatans and quacks. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Windermere FL
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They are giving the consumer what they want.

What have you got against capitalism...

;-)

Fullerton CA
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This article. OMG. That this is going on and hospitals are willing to sell their souls this way to make a buck makes me fucking FURIOUS.

w ww.statnews.c om/2017/03/07/alternative-medicine-hospitals-promote/

Windermere FL
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WTF are people thinking or drinking? When you set a couples date with iteneraries, don't ask to include more couples. No, it's not okay.

~Allen

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"No...it just seems like a total non sequitur..."

What an enchanted moment.

I do love it so when such pretty colors are used to portray one's myopia.

I'm certain that African Americans everywhere would appreciate it greatly if you'd carve out a few more brushstrokes to educate them on what else they might do to avoid idiocy.

Eloquent.

Tramp

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