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2013-03-19 12:53:28 AM
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Good grief, are acupuncture needles that expensive?  Even if they are, a jug of rubbing alcohol to soak them in between patients isn't.  This seems almost too shortsighted and dumb to have been a purely accidental.
2013-03-19 12:36:05 AM
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johnnieconnie: Is the scary tag hiding under that table, sobbing quietly, subby?


The only way I can imagine this is that the "unlicensed acupuncturist who's also a music teacher" re-used needles from patient to patient or something.

*shudder*


I imagine that's how it happened, yes.  Which is why you really should avoid all kinds of hippy-dippy, scientifically unproven, woo-woo bullshiat when it comes to medical treatment.  That also counts acupuncture, chiropractors, homeopathy, faith healers, and Marvin Gaye.
2013-03-19 04:59:11 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: Say what you want, chiropractors are awesome.

You go once a week, get a great massage, have all your stiff joints cracked, and feel like a million bucks. It's pretty great.


And then go back for 400 more treatments. Find a physical therapist you idiot.
2013-03-19 01:15:36 AM
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Benevolent Misanthrope: TuteTibiImperes: Benevolent Misanthrope: TuteTibiImperes: Good grief, are acupuncture needles that expensive?  Even if they are, a jug of rubbing alcohol to soak them in between patients isn't.  This seems almost too shortsighted and dumb to have been a purely accidental.

Seriously?  The guy is an amateur acupuncturist.  It surprises you that he may not have proper training, or may not believe in things like germ theory or sanitation?  Or care about regulations?

I have no medical training and even I know that putting needles into one person then into another person without sterilizing them first is just a recipe for bad news.  You'd think that this guy would have at least read a book about acupuncture first to know where to even stick the needles, and it might have mentioned sanitation/sterilization at some point.

I'm inclined to believe you also know better than to stick needles into people based on a book you read.  Or start performing minor surgery because of a library book you checked out once.

Not that it was impossible for him to know, but it doesn't surprise me that he might not think it necessary, or perhaps didn't believe in "the establishment" germ theory.


You probably have a point.  I forgot about all of the people who believe in chemtrails, water fluoridation conspiracies, or that vaccinations cause autism.  I'm just not good at thinking from the POV of a nut.
2013-03-19 01:03:41 AM
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Benevolent Misanthrope: TuteTibiImperes: Good grief, are acupuncture needles that expensive?  Even if they are, a jug of rubbing alcohol to soak them in between patients isn't.  This seems almost too shortsighted and dumb to have been a purely accidental.

Seriously?  The guy is an amateur acupuncturist.  It surprises you that he may not have proper training, or may not believe in things like germ theory or sanitation?  Or care about regulations?


I have no medical training and even I know that putting needles into one person then into another person without sterilizing them first is just a recipe for bad news.  You'd think that this guy would have at least read a book about acupuncture first to know where to even stick the needles, and it might have mentioned sanitation/sterilization at some point.
 
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