Monday, November 23, 2009

Woo Ads on Airplane Catelogs

Coming back on the airplane from Florida, I decided to take a look at all the stuff in the SkyMall catalog. You know stuff for those that have too much money and just want to buy stuff. Don't get me wrong there is some cool stuff in there, like you can buy original Yankee stadium seats. Art, chess sets, games, clothing, books, gifts for your pets, toys and all sorts of other stuff. I ran across one device that intrigue me. A device called the Aculife Therapist Deluxe for only $199.95. It is advertised to be your own acupuncturist. It will help you diagnose and heal yourself and your family according to the ad. I particularly liked the one statement in it: "Help strengthen your health with the latest ancient technology". It must be true it says tha years of research and testing went into this device. It sends a signal to the person operating it when a qi point that needs stimulation was detected and then it could be switched to another setting "that would pass a light electrical pulse into the point that required stimulation." Great! And satisfaction is guaranteed to cure or treat chronic pain, inflammation and body irregularities, because it "is the solution to many of our physical ailments". It says use the device daily to free up pathways for the qi. It even comes with a map of acupoints, what an offer! Of course they say it is FDA approved and "do not use if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, suffer from cancer, excessive bleeding or TB." It is also not to be used by children under 3 years old. Several problems that I can guarantee are little less than truthful in the ad. The FDA doesn't approve such devices. Next they are mixing so called modern technology with ancient technology and get a hybrid for the gullible. All the acupuncture points they show are on the hand, other acupuncturists say the points are on other areas of the body. This is good evidence that both types of acupuncture is made up. It is all BS (Basic Speculation).

Skeptical DoDo

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