Inspired by P.Z. Myers, who publishes some of the nonsense that he receives in his inbox everyday for being a prominent skeptic and atheist, I have decided to do something similar.
On my post about how acupuncture does not work beyond placebo and is ancient pseudoscience I received a comment (actually a stream of the same comment over and over) that I have reproduced in full below. I am not going to take the time to respond to the claims, as they have already been dealt with and rely on anecdote and arguments from antiquity. Furthermore, if you can get through the horrendous grammar, poor formatting, odd punctuation, and words that are not words, you should be commended.
My point is not to ridicule a possibly well-intentioned “James,” but instead to familiarize you with the kind of pseudoscience and level of discourse that we are dealing with in skepticism. With responses like these, the difficulty of bringing rationality to a superstitious majority becomes more clear.
E² Acupuncture Science Since 2600BC
Any skeletal muscle pain can be easily cured by Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture.
For 4,610 years (2600BC), Yellow Explorer’s time. Until now acupuncturist continues this ancient TCM practice to eliminating all diseases (trying). All the main hospitals of China use this to treat most patients as busy as KFC fast food.
Acupuncture treatment will has needling sensation effect for first few days. This called “DE Qi/Chi” (Arrival of Oxy’Blood—needling sensation). it must be achieved so that Yin & Yang(Negative and Positive energy) can be balanced and body’s immune system has strengthens, else diseases can’t be eliminated. The fundamental manipulating techniques are Lifting and thrusting & Twirling or rotating. TCM Acupuncture therapeutic works and easily cures muscular pain if apply correctly.
Beside sciatica(more trials needed), all others skeletal muscle pains are not recorded in TCM text therefore no “Acupoints(???)” can be provided to any acupuncturist as that they need to advancing the practice and pick the right AcuPoints.
Be respectful, Acupuncture is not a device or voodoo magic, it does not release any things (certainly not endorphins, inflammation, etc, ..) or anti-inflammatory agents. Please do not mislead. It is a marvelous 4,610+ years old, micro surgical tool, etc, .
“An acupuncture is bad science”. not much can be expected in 4,610 years ago, science not even exist. Good science & Resources only available from 1850AD such great scientists: Heinrich Hertz (1887) & Albert Einstein (1905).
Since 2005 E² Acupuncture has added a new chapter of modem acupuncture science. which has scientific proven, formulated, verified and even dispelling the amount of excessive Yins/-Toxin can be calculated. Treatment uses single new save disposal and painless micro-needle insertion to proper “Acupoints(??)” and has no side effects, least risk mainly due to accident same as any treatments. No Lifting and thrusting & Twirling or rotating manipulating needed so that patients can comfortably having a cup of tea/coffee.
Acupuncturist must fully understood the Five Elements(五行), Five Changes(五变) and Five Shu/Transports(五输/通) Yin & Yang balance principles. if any one treated by 5 X 30 minutes in 2 weeks and has no relief by 4 weeks, please discontinues and shop around.
I have my Plantar fasciitis cured twice by my own EE Acupuncture, last cured was on march/2011 since then pain remains free and no sign of coming back. (E²/EE: Eliminates Excessive Yins/-Toxin/Electrons)
Aren’t you seeking and unlock this 4,610+ years old great hidden scientific facts of Acupuncture.
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Nurse: 3 years of Sciatica (loc: buttock & 5 inches down, 2 spots). Seeking conv’ medical help had failed.
Only 1 EE Acupuncture treatment on 30th/10/2011 and continue her normal work.
12 days after and feedback:
“Been feeling the slight tenderness in the area where the needle were inserted. Felt my legs is tired but not the numbness.” (50% pain relief, 100% no numbness)
5 weeks Later (email on 4th/11/2011):
“Seems to be fine, slight tenderness but definitely better than before” (now 90% cure)
why pain relief if it can be so easily cured.
and the cost of curing it is so much less then a pair of PF shoes and not to mention others, .
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No studies were offered, no legitimate claims were raised, and there was hardly a sentence that would pass for correct English. Yeah, pseudoscience gets this bad.