Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let's Balance Your Sphenobasilar Junction!

I've recently learned about 2 types of "energy medicine". BodyTalk and Polarity Therapy.

Both of these "woo-based" scams involve "healing treatments" by manipulating some undetectible "energy field" in your body. I especially like Body Talk because it uses a gentle tapping on your body to "reestablish lines of communication" within your body. And, it looks like you can treat yourself. See the guy above rebalancing his sphenobasilar junction? And how, exactly, does your sphenobasilar junction get out of balance? How does the tapping rebalance the sphenobasilar junction?

Body Talk was discovered (invented?) by "Dr." John Veltheim, an Australian chiropractor (what a surprise). Dr. John is awarded "10 canards" on the Quackometer.

Body Talk, Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Therapeutic touch...there is not a dime's worth of difference among them. They all involve the practitioner manipulating undetectible body "energy fields" that science cannot measure. But training in just a few short sessions in the above techniques allows you to "see", "measure" or "manipulate" these fields to restore the health of the mark.

What in the world is happening to our country that we have a population of people who actually fall for this crap.


Anonymous said...

It's further evidence, among other things, of the nearly complete failure of American science education for at least a generation. Americans don't understand climate change, the evolution of species, or the importance of vaccinations and how they work.

It's further evidence of the triumph of superstition. It's hardly surprising--in fact, it's only logical--that someone who believes, despite the complete absence of evidence, in divine miracles will also buy into Reiki and the rest of this nonsense.

Some portion of the blame for this sad situation has to be laid at the feet of science educators, who, demonstrably, have not done their job. If Americans are scientifically illiterate, then education has failed.

Ibrahimblogs said...

I do not know whether Reiki and Therapeutic Touch are complete Crap. But most of these things are craps no doubt!!

Keep blogging!!

This is Ibrahim from Israeli Uncensored News