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    Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Thought this was interesting. I too have noticed these being worn a lot, and wondered why it was catching on...

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/1...63/?test=faces
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    I wear a balance band. And to be honest it doesn't really help. None of this stuff is a magic cure all band.

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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Anybody else think the iRenew commercials are hilarious? If you've seen them, you know what I'm talking about.

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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Anybody else think the iRenew commercials are hilarious? If you've seen them, you know what I'm talking about.

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    Yup. I'm amazed at how stupid the American public is.

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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    I have a Phiten necklace just like the Reds wear and have had it for a couple years. I won't go to work without it, but to be honest...

    It does absolutely nothing. I just bought it because I needed a necklace and it said Reds. That's it. If you buy them for any other reason, you are being taken advantage of. It wasn't 50 bucks either and I've also had tons of comments on it. Thinking of buying another one since this one is worn out.
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I wear a balance band. And to be honest it doesn't really help. None of this stuff is a magic cure all band.
    I can't speak for these things, but about 5-6 years ago, I tried some magnet therapy for sore shoulders and I felt they worked pretty well. But I agree that these things are probably hit and miss.
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    $50 for a piece of rope around your neck? Sounds like a con to me. Fools and their money. . . .

    If they really wanted to have electric currents going through their body, why not put one of those strongman machines in the clubhouse. You know, those machines where you grab on to two electrical contacts, which run an increasingly stronger electrical current through your hands and you hold on until you can't hold on any longer. Heck, put one in the bullpen and watch those goofy relievers grab onto it right before coming out to pitch. Just tell them some mumbo jumbo about how the electrical currents improve your performance.
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    The placebo effect is a powerful thing.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    The placebo effect is a powerful thing.
    And nowadays you can get your placebo over the internet, real cheap....
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    If they really wanted to have electric currents going through their body, why not put one of those strongman machines in the clubhouse. You know, those machines where you grab on to two electrical contacts, which run an increasingly stronger electrical current through your hands and you hold on until you can't hold on any longer.
    Say whaaat? They actually make such a machine?

    You wouldn't catch me doing that in a million years. I forget the exact number, but I believe currents as small as around 30 mA can start causing muscle contractions, which could render someone unable to let go. I believe once you get to around 200 mA, your heart can simply stop.

    On top of that, I believe the current path of in one arm, out the other arm would send the current through the heart. Or so I've been told by electricians.

    Where is such a machine used? I would hope at the very least, it would have an automatic shutoff at a certain current level.
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    Re: Fashion trend or Electrotherapy?

    Copper bracelets were big for a while too.

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