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  • Does anyone have any scientific evidence supporting alternative medicine?

    Question by daniel: Does anyone have any scientific evidence supporting alternative medicine?
    Please, do no tell me anecdotes, personal stories, or anything like that. The last thing I want to hear is about how alternative medicine worked for you. I think that is wonderful but it hardly serves as proof. I want to see some sort of hard evidence. The ideal would be a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Any trial or study would suffice. I am looking for some websites or something to read to supply me with evidence. Thanks for your help!

    Best answer:

    Answer by Az R
    You can look at the NCCAM division of the NIH (http://nccam.nih.gov/), which funds research on alternative medicine in the United States. They’ve run multiple double blind placebo controlled on some of the more popular alternative methods.

    Though in the 18 years they have been running, and despite near a billion dollars spent, they have yet to come up with one useful treatment, or come up with evidence supporting one.

    EDIT: I think the two sites below speak to a lot of the problems in trying to do any research in this area, and are a testament to the veracity of altmed in general.

    We have conspiracy theories, outright hallucinations, beliefs that Russia and China have armies hiding in bunkers under British Columbia.

    And shameless fellation of Ron Paul, who’s ideas on healthcare come from an organization(The American Academy of Physicians and Surgeons) that is involved in HIV denialism, removal of laws protecting patients from exploitation and scams, and outright racism.

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  • Q&A: Does anyone know about reflexology?

    Question by wanderer: Does anyone know about reflexology?
    I’m wondering how I exactly press against the pressure points. For example when im pressing against the thumb for the pituitary gland, my thumb aches so I was wondering if I could just use the knuckle (the first joint) of the thumb to press against it. Also just pressing against any point, my thumb aches after a little while and I have to pause. Also I know you have to search out the sore spots but what if you dont feel any but you still feel a need to give that part attention? Im not sure how firm you press it and how long.
    I have a book on reflexology and it says you can just do it at home or anywhere, you dont need to take a class for it. I dont randomly press anywhere, I know what each point is for. For example I massage certain points for anxiety and the points for the endocrine glands.

    Best answer:

    Answer by P J
    There are many theories but in our approach we look at the nervous system as the explanation of reflexology’s working.

    Pressure applied to the feet generates a signal through the peripheral nervous system. From there it enters the central nervous system where it is processed in various parts of the brain. It is then relayed to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen, Finally a response is fashioned that is sent onto the motor system.

    We apply techniques to the feet and hands. There is a school of thought that also applies it to the ear arguing it is also reflexology. The techniques, however, are modified from auricular therapy, an acupuncture technique.

    It could be argued that all bodywork is reflexive therefore reflexology. We find that the extremities have a powerful influence because of locomotion. While we acknowledge that repeated patterns exist throughout the body we find our most effective focus to be the feet and hands.

    Reflexology can be done practically anytime and any where. The trick is consistency. We have been impressed with the results from China. Their secret seems to be that they do reflexology once a day for six days in two week segments. Then they review the results and do more segments as necessary.

    This requires self help and family help as well as the guidance of practitioners. The practitioner can give you a quality signal to break up the pattern of stress but you and your family can provide the quantity to help break it up.

    Build reflexology into your life. It is easy to do reflexology well doing other activities. Put a foot roller under your desk or work your hands while waiting for the kids at school. Be creative but be consistent. Five minutes a day is worth more than an hour once in awhile.

    If you are looking for self help try Hand and Foot Reflexology: A Self Help Guide. If you want to work on your child try Parent’s Guide to Reflexology. If you would like to learn to be a reflexologist try Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology (Revised 1993) and Hand Reflexology Workbook.

    If you are interested in research try “Medical Applications of Reflexology, Findings in Research about Safety, Efficacy, Mechanism of Action and Cost Effectiveness of Reflexology” and Reflexions- the Journal of Reflexology Research Project.

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  • Has anyone tried this Letter Writing To The Oversoul And Guardian Angel?

    Question by Q&Akins: Has anyone tried this Letter Writing To The Oversoul And Guardian Angel?
    Does this letter writing ritual get the person’s attention that I need? Does this work? Has anyone used this ritual/technique at all?

    Letter Writing To The Oversoul And Guardian Angel

    A problem cannot be solved at the level it was created. You may use this Ritual if you have a situation which needs healing, a condition you cannot solve, or a person with whom you have no luck communicating third dimensionally. You are allowed to write a letter to the Oversoul and Guardian Angel of _______________. The following is now the text of the letter.

    I ask for Divine intervention for my relationship with _________ (or healing for). I ask for healing of body, mind, spirit and emotions in all dimensions, and time frames. Recognizing that I do not fully understand the karmic implications in this situation I ask the Oversoul and Angels to intervene. I ask for healing from addiction, or anger, diseases, etc. I ask that ______________ become aware for their true nature, their mission and their Oversoul. Because it has been promised that to ask and we shall receive. I recognize that by writing these letters for fourteen days in a row and on the fourteenth day burning the letters, that I am acting in accordance with spirit. I now release this person and their condition to God for resolution.

    This ritual is the only way I am aware of for the Oversoul and Guardian Angel to be given a special dispensation to over ride the person’s free will for six weeks to positively influence the person’s life. You may do this for addicted individuals, but I would to the exorcism also, as most addicted people are periodically possessed and not fighting their addiction for only one person. This is one of the greatest gifts you can offer another person. You do not have to have their permission to write these letters. You can also write the letters for Earth or a country or condition which is present on the Earth.

    You write the letters for 14 days (if you miss a day, you keep writing until you have fourteen letters). You then burn the letters on the 14th day and release the person to God and ask for the highest good for all concerned. Fire energy assists in transmuting the situation. You may write the letters every eight weeks, leaving six weeks in between to allow the Oversoul to intervene. Many miracles have been reported through the use of this prayer technique. Above all, read your letter and ask yourself, “Are you doing this out of love for this person, or because of your need to control them?” If so, redo the wording of the letter and be honest about your motives.

    Will try asking this question in this section first in “religion & spirituality” first????

    Thank you so much. 🙂

    Best answer:

    Answer by Mr. Tickles
    The Oversoul informed me that I must construct additional pylons.

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  • Q&A: Does anyone else fly in their dreams?

    Question by : Does anyone else fly in their dreams?
    Every time I go to sleep, I dream quite vividly that I have the ability to fly. My dreams are never recurring and they vary as far as location within my dream, people present and what exactly might occur.

    How high can you fly and for how long have you dreamed that you could? Are the dreams negative in nature or positive? Have you ever experienced what one may consider a “prophetic dream?”

    Best answer:

    Answer by Briar Rose
    I fly in my dreams. I fly above the ocean and pass through the mountains. The color was like in a fairyland. i thought I was gonna fall in the water but luckily, I fly higher and higher. I take it as a positive omen. Prophetic dream? I don’t think so.

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  • does anyone alive teach “ancient kabbalah”?

    Question by Pajama Wars: does anyone alive teach “ancient kabbalah”?
    i want to know about the secrets of ancient kabbalah…

    Best answer:

    Answer by Goddess of Nuts (PBUH)
    Talk to the Mandeans of southern Iraq. Hurry though, before the Muslims kill them all.

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  • Has anyone used frozen herbs?


    by mrmole

    Question by Because: Has anyone used frozen herbs?
    I was in the grocery store & saw what I am hoping is a marvelous little invention- “fresh frozen diced herbs”. They are by “White Toque” and come in a little shaker box. I purchased the shallots, chives & basil. It says to use the same amount as fresh herbs. I freeze just about everything, but I have to confess that this idea never occurred to me. Before I make my favorite dishes, does anyone have any experience with these? Many thanks!
    I’m not so much concerned about flavor as I am about texture. Will it matter in things that are not cooked?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Lea S
    yes, i think that its just a great idea, i mean who thought? easy fast herbs in a little container. It works just great with recipes. I prefer to use fresh herbs, but really when your in rush these work really well.

    What do you think? Answer below!

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