Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Alternative ways to look at the different kinds of "surgery" offered by herbal, magneto, acupuncture and homeopathic therapies

Surgery is described as the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment.

I have seen the claim that Surgery is the part of all therapies including herbal, magneto therapy, acupuncture and homeopathy etc.

I assume they mean Psychic Surgery as described here:

Psychic "surgery" is a type of non-surgery performed by a non-medical healer. The healer fakes an incision by running a finger along the patient's body, apparently going through the skin without using any surgical instruments. The healer pretends to dig his hands into the patient's innards and pretends to pull out 'tumors'. Using trickery, the healer squirts animal blood from a hand held balloon while discarding items such as chicken livers and hearts. The patient then goes home to die, if he or she was really dying, or to live if there was nothing seriously wrong in the first place.
Alex Orbito is that kind of person. He calls himself one of the world's "top psychic surgeons" and finally he was accused of fraud in Toronto, read the article: Psychic surgeon a heel, not a healer, police say

How Alex Orbito did the psychic "surgery":
During the sessions, Mr. Orbito appeared to open patients' abdomens and pull out diseased tumours and "negativities" in the form of blood clots. After these "psychic surgeries," patients found only a few drops of blood on an unscarred body.
But it's all an illusion by hiding animal organs and a balloon filled with fake blood in their hands, that’s that.

Even an amazing skeptic will be able to perform a "psychic surgery".

I can't imagine anyone applying the title of "surgeon" to an acupuncturist, herbalist, homeopath, magnet waver. Not with a straight face.

May I suggest some alternative ways to look at the different kinds of surgery:

Herbal Surgery - Appendectomy with a twig.

Magneto therapy Surgery - Inject iron-filling into the gall-bladder and rip it through the abdomen with powerful magnets.

Homeopathic Surgery - Lie patient in a completely empty room and wait outside. (You have to shake him a few times, too. If it's a complicated surgery, you put him on a vibrating bed for an hour or so).

Acupuncture Surgery - Use tattoo stylus to burrow into patient.

Feel free to add some of your own.

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