Guys. I gotta tell you something:
I may just be having a weak moment or something (brain aneurysm?) but i am almost ready to try Lifewave patches. I know! I know! there is NO way these things should work. Science says that this stuff HAS to be bogus! But…..
I have been out on the web and i am finding hundreds, if not thousands, of reputable people swearing by these things. People are being positively effected by them. Their pain goes away. Every time they use them. And that is the crux of my dilemma. Even if there is no scientific reason that Lifewave should work, they still seem to!
many of you know my situation. To keep things brief, suffice it to say that i am in excruciating pain almost ALL of the time. Every hour. Every minute. Of every day of the year. At this point, i would probably (maybe.) sacrifice small animals to get some decent relief for even short periods. (And these things seem to do just that, though for long and uninterrupted periods, which is almost unbelievable to me, but true according to everything i have read.) So even if it IS just placebo effect, is that really so bad? I mean, if it works, who cares how it works? Really.
(But this brings up another point entirely. As a Christian, i DO believe is some supernatural effects. A basic tenant of my faith is that there are ONLY TWO sources for these effect; God or Satan. So, if these things DO actually have an effect, and (since a godly reason would be so stated to start out with) they then MUST come from the darker influences. Ergo, Evil. ZIf then, these things being from an evil source, what is the reason behind providing said relief? I honestly don’t know, but I am sure i will be mulling that facet of the equation over for a while….)
Do you all see the nature of my quandary? IF I take these things and they WORK, and their source is NOT heavenly, where does that leave me? What is the cost of using something evil to perform good works? Could I, in good conscience, accept such relief knowing where it is coming from? If so, what would be the cost of doing so?
So many questions for such a small mind as the one i get to work with…....
Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions?
I’ve posted many times over on the LifeWave thread about the placebo effect.
For many years people thought of the placebo effect as something that was in your mind. You just imagined that something happened.
The problem was that people who experienced pain relief, for example, had less pain as per their subjective reports.
The pain placebo study in Ann Arbor gave exciting new insights into what was happening.
Here’s the study for you to read first. It’s a different report from the link I usually use.
The critical element to the work is that the notion of placebo being strictly psychological has been successfully challenged.
In the study, real changes in the brain were shown and the production of endorphins, pain killers, was demonstrated.
The subjects were actually receiving IV saline solution, salt water, but thought they were being given an experimental pain killer.
So, when people post on the LifeWave thread, or the CieAura, 8ight, Power Balance, Mojo Future tech etc. etc. about the placebo effect, this research is relevant.
The problem is, that when a person is trying out a new treatment, their lack of belief in the product can interfere with the “results”
At this stage if you were to try using patches, you may feel nothing.
Had you been introduced to them with no prior knowledge of the SCAM, you may have experienced something.
Why do you think new scams are always in a mad dash hurry to get the product launched and into the worldwide market as quickly as possible?
A real treatment will work today and in ten years time.
Does this mean, that after 5 years of telling the world that he has invented a breakthrough in science David Schmidt is ready to admit his patches are only a placebo?
Time will tell.