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(Inquisitr)   Magnets fail to relieve pain from arthritis. Jury still out on wearing garlic, chicken feathers in knapsacks, walking through a graveyard at midnight   (inquisitr.com) divider line 42
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2013-09-21 08:45:42 AM
farking magnets, how don't they work?
 
2013-09-21 10:13:18 AM
They should try drinking some magnetized water.
 
2013-09-21 10:18:56 AM
Of course not! Everyone knows that magnets can cause every aliment you can think of! Luckily, I got this sweet rock off the interwebs that keeps me safe from magnets.

It also repels tigers, which is nice
 
2013-09-21 10:32:20 AM

UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.


No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.
 
2013-09-21 10:36:07 AM

Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.


Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?
 
2013-09-21 10:37:06 AM

Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.


I have a friend who believes in that crap.  According to an aritcle he made me read, magnetized water is wetter than normal water.  So, you know, there's that.
 
2013-09-21 10:37:48 AM
In other shocking news.. Phitens don't do as they claim either.
 
2013-09-21 10:41:18 AM
 
2013-09-21 10:58:30 AM
You want to know the best way to combat arthritis? Drink distilled water, stay away from tannins, stay away from nitrates and nitrites, lower your sodium intake. Keep your high impact work or exercise to a minimum.

Those are the only things that actually really work for me. Oh, and drink lots of water.
 
2013-09-21 11:19:36 AM
So Gary null was wrong?
 
2013-09-21 11:27:32 AM
You don't walk through the graveyard.  You are supposed to have sex in it.  Duh.
 
2013-09-21 11:29:24 AM
Richmond acknowledges that placebos can be somewhat helpful. However, he feels patients have a right to make informed decisions using honest information.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/960440/arthritis-magnets-and-copper-bracelet s -do-not-work/#9FRo3tcc1riwTv0h.99 Richmond acknowledges that placebos can be somewhat helpful. However, he feels patients have a right to make informed decisions using honest information.

That's a real catch-22 ya got there doc...
 
2013-09-21 11:30:08 AM
Wow, I really hate websites that self-link in copied text - DIAF, all of you.
 
2013-09-21 11:36:27 AM

offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?


sci-ence.org

/Maki Naro agrees
 
2013-09-21 12:19:04 PM
Magnets aren't strong enough, I just hang out next to a cell phone tower for an hour each day.
 
2013-09-21 12:25:44 PM

Mister Peejay: Magnets aren't strong enough, I just hang out next to a cell phone tower for an hour each day.


You're on the right track, but just an hour is not enough unless you actually climb the tower and drape your body over the face of one of the antenna array segments.  You may feel a little warm in spots, but that just means it's working.
 
2013-09-21 12:35:23 PM

UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.


I laughed at this one, thinking it was nonsense.  You know, like telling someone who doesn't know about cars that his head light fluid is low.  Then I did a quick Google, and goddamnit wouldn't you know...
 
2013-09-21 12:36:27 PM
I avoid arthritis by only using 100% pure, farm raised organic water!
 
2013-09-21 01:58:06 PM

Gergesa: You don't walk through the graveyard.  You are supposed to have sex in it.  Duh.


Shadowknight: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

I laughed at this one, thinking it was nonsense.  You know, like telling someone who doesn't know about cars that his head light fluid is low.  Then I did a quick Google, and goddamnit wouldn't you know...


And I'm left thinking "Isn't water diamagnetic?" But I'm probably the only one in this thread who's got some experience with diamagnetic systems.
 
2013-09-21 02:14:37 PM

Bundyman: I avoid arthritis by only using 100% pure, farm raised organic water!


I prefer free range water. The certified organic water is full of parasites.
 
2013-09-21 02:17:20 PM

BATMANATEE: Bundyman: I avoid arthritis by only using 100% pure, farm raised organic water!

I prefer free range water. The certified organic water is full of parasites.


Those aren't parasites, those are the body's little helpers!
 
2013-09-21 02:51:06 PM

offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?


Homeopathic water and magnets are both health scams, intended to draw people away from the effective power of Quantum Age Stirwand.
 
2013-09-21 03:01:15 PM
 
2013-09-21 03:17:07 PM

Dimensio: offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?

Homeopathic water and magnets are both health scams, intended to draw people away from the effective power of Quantum Age Stirwand.


I love the "beware of imitations" disclaimer. I imagine the lawyers for the makers of crazy straws and thorazine are shaking in their boots right now,..
 
2013-09-21 03:18:47 PM

offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?


I assume you heard about that guy who ODed on homeopathic medicine- he forgot to take his dose one day.
 
2013-09-21 03:50:35 PM

Somaticasual: Dimensio: offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?

Homeopathic water and magnets are both health scams, intended to draw people away from the effective power of Quantum Age Stirwand.

I love the "beware of imitations" disclaimer. I imagine the lawyers for the makers of crazy straws and thorazine are shaking in their boots right now,..


LOL. :) Just read some of these "stirring" testimonials from satisfied customers.
 
2013-09-21 04:34:01 PM
My wife's Armenian and her family has a story about Great-Aunt Ovni and her arthritis. She went to an Armenian... i guess witch doctor is the only term... I mean herbalist! Yeah, that's it! Traditional medicine guru! who inserted a chickpea in an incision on the affected knee. Worked great! However, a few weeks later she was at the hospital getting the seriously infected wound drained and cleaned out.
 
2013-09-21 04:40:16 PM

Gergesa: You don't walk through the graveyard.  You are supposed to have sex in it.  Duh.


What about jerking off with a hand that you stole from the masoleum?  Does that count?
 
2013-09-21 05:13:18 PM

clambam: My wife's Armenian and her family has a story about Great-Aunt Ovni and her arthritis. She went to an Armenian... i guess witch doctor is the only term... I mean herbalist! Yeah, that's it! Traditional medicine guru! who inserted a chickpea in an incision on the affected knee. Worked great! However, a few weeks later she was at the hospital getting the seriously infected wound drained and cleaned out.


This stuff always amuses me, or at least it would if it wasn't often so tragic.  It is obvious how peddlers of bullshiat medicine get away with it when their stuff is a harmless placebo, or even something that makes you feel better without actually getting better, but when it is something that actively and obviously does harm like your example, I always wonder how the tradition came to pass and how it continues.
 
2013-09-21 05:20:24 PM
Just proves what I've been saying all along: there are no such thing as "magnets."
 
2013-09-21 05:23:44 PM

miniflea: clambam: My wife's Armenian and her family has a story about Great-Aunt Ovni and her arthritis. She went to an Armenian... i guess witch doctor is the only term... I mean herbalist! Yeah, that's it! Traditional medicine guru! who inserted a chickpea in an incision on the affected knee. Worked great! However, a few weeks later she was at the hospital getting the seriously infected wound drained and cleaned out.

This stuff always amuses me, or at least it would if it wasn't often so tragic.  It is obvious how peddlers of bullshiat medicine get away with it when their stuff is a harmless placebo, or even something that makes you feel better without actually getting better, but when it is something that actively and obviously does harm like your example, I always wonder how the tradition came to pass and how it continues.


Chick peas:Armenians :: Windex:Greeks in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
 
2013-09-21 05:24:21 PM

miniflea: I always wonder how the tradition came to pass and how it continues.


When it works, the healer did it. When it doesn't :

a) the patient's faith wasn't strong enough.. yada yada
b) insert rationale made up on the spot to keep those pesky pitchfork wounds away
c) oh my magnificent error, that remedy was supposed to use split peas instead of ...yada yada

It's why the FDA had to be created - lynch mobs just wouldn't get it done and a good con artist was always out of town by the time the remedy failed anyhow..
 
2013-09-21 05:26:01 PM
A friend of mine's father sunk his entire savings into magic magnetic bracelets. What a moron.
 
2013-09-21 05:58:05 PM

Phil Moskowitz: You want to know the best way to combat arthritis? Drink distilled water, stay away from tannins, stay away from nitrates and nitrites, lower your sodium intake. Keep your high impact work or exercise to a minimum.

Those are the only things that actually really work for me. Oh, and drink lots of water.


You know what works for me?

Copious amounts of marijuana.
 
2013-09-21 06:02:24 PM

Dimensio: offmymeds: Meethos: UsikFark: They should try drinking some magnetized water.

No you silly goose, it's water that has the  memoryof having touched magnets you should be drinking.

Is that homeopathic water? You know, water that's been diluted in water to the nth degree?

Homeopathic water and magnets are both health scams, intended to draw people away from the effective power of Quantum Age Stirwand.


"We're 90% water at birth, down to 70% as adults "

All of my wat.
 
2013-09-21 06:38:49 PM
Sherlock? Is that you?
 
2013-09-21 09:54:45 PM
Grandmother used to rub her knees with vodka for arthritis.
Grandpa just drank it.
She did use a iron and wool cloth on his back pain, he said it worked.
The bar of soap in bed sheets for sore legs never worked either.
/Russian heritage
 
2013-09-22 01:16:31 AM
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2013-09-22 01:49:47 AM
Or, you know, maybe a standard issue anti-inflammatory.
 
2013-09-22 03:36:14 AM
If alternative medicine worked, it would be called medicine.
 
2013-09-22 10:34:59 AM

themindiswatching: If alternative medicine worked, it would be called medicine.


So much THIS!
 
2013-09-22 01:12:03 PM
 
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