"that doesn't constitute compelling evidence in my mind."
so its just not rigorous enough for you?
"That`s a ridiculous statement."
why? I refer to practitioners of Chinese medicine who use a broad range of healing techniques, including cupping. They diagnose the patient, and if they feel cupping is beneficial for the treatment they will suggest it to them. (which is why I refer to the fact they wouldn`t use it if it didn`t work)
What I would like to know Angillon, is why don`t you believe cupping works? is it because you don`t believe anything or anyone unless there has been a controlled and rigorous scientific test to prove it. Are all the positive testimonials about cupping false? Did KellsBells fabricate her story below about acupuncture?
Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:01:54 PM
So, With this information and my own questioning, I can come to my own rational conclusion on why I believe cupping does in fact works
A study of 15 people who believed that cupping would reduce their pain, a study that wasn't even single-blind let alone double-blind, a study without a control group...that doesn`t constitute compelling evidence in my mind.
Incidentally, the study you linked to *was* using blood-letting.
[quote]Cupping has been used for thousands of years for various types of ailments, and practitioners certainly wouldn`t use it on their patients if it didn`t give positive results.[/quote]
That`s a ridiculous statement. Of course they would if they had faith in it or for profit, or both. By your argument, anything that anyone says is effective is effective. They certainly wouldn`t use it on anyone if it wasn`t, right? All the ads on the net are right, etc.
Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:53:44 AM
"This is new age alternative bullcrap. Modern medicine is proven to be more effective than a placebo. This isn't."
Well, after several years and several thousands of dollars on modern medicine (Johns Hopkins Neurology, MRI`s, CAT Scans, designer medicines, standard medicines, sleep studies, etc.), modern medicine didn`t do a thing for my migraines. In fact, thanks to all the meds they had me on, I was sicker than before and almost lost my job.
ONE acupuncture treatment and my migraines went from unbearable (stuck in a dark room, in severe pain, dizzy and vomitting) to manageable (with sunglasses on and the fluorescent lights off, I could go to work). After two weeks of treatments the frequency went from 3-4 times per week to once a month. After a couple years of "tune-up" treatments (about one every 6 months), I am down to about 6 manageable migraines a year. Keep in mind I started out with 3-4 horrible ones per week.