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by ballophun
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

Wow I've sure incited a bit of discussion here. I think it's unfortunate that if it's not been scientifically proven, people are unwilling to try it. You got so much more to gain than to lose.

Anyway back to the discussion. Star Trek or Star Wars?

STAR WARS!!!
by ballophun
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabata protocol exercises
Replies: 19
Views: 12094

I thought the idea was not to pace yourself. Like go flat out the whole time.

I'll try 20 each time. I still don't think I'll be able to make it to the end but I'll get further than 4 sets.
by ballophun
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

I'm in the same category as anandsr21's wife. When I started accupuncture and herbs, I thought it was pretty crazy. Laughably so. I'd lie there with pins in me after being told to 'meditate' thinking "what am I doing... I could be watching reruns of Happy Days..." The herbs were worse actually. Boil...
by ballophun
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tabata protocol exercises
Replies: 19
Views: 12094

Holy God in heaven.

I lasted 2 minutes with the pushups. I went like 35, 33, 28, 15. Fitness wasn't the issue, I just didn't have the strength. I think I'll just keep doing my weights and try the tabata with thrusters or sprinting.

But daaamn.

Does anyone do the tabata with push-ups here?
by ballophun
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

This teapot analogy is so good... I'm gonna start using it to describe all my opinions. And no, the radio and chemo didn't start until a good couple of weeks after the Doctor told him the secondaries had reduced in size. And on diagnosis, the Doctors told him that they were progressing extremely qui...
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

Sometimes the diagnosis is wrong. However the secondaries in the right side of my fathers didn't exist at this initial checkup, and two weeks later, when he was diagnosed, the lymph node in the right side of his neck had increased in diameter by about 1cm, and the other was slightly larger too. He s...
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

Yeah but if I told you there is a teapot in the backyard of the old woman who lives next door, a much more likely scenario, you'd need evidence to the contrary to know it's definitely not true. What I'm trying to say is the success of Chinese medicine is far more likely than the existence of a teapo...
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

Also, yeah I agree with the comment about the power of prayer. Someone can tell you it worked but you wouldn't believe it unless you saw it or experienced it for yourself. Hell, my parents are Christian, I'm agnostic. (How awesome is that last sentence by the way). I'm agnostic because I haven't exp...
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

Yeah I do see what you're saying but the placebo effect doesn't reverse the growth of cancer. Particularly an aggressive form of cancer like throat, lung, or tongue cancer. And I think it would be a little too coincidental that I grew out of my Nephrotic Syndrome from the day I started receiving acc...
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tabata protocol exercises
Replies: 19
Views: 12094

Alright I'll give it a go at the end of my workout. Oooohhh this is gonna be fun. I guess the number of push-ups you're doing doesn't really matter as long as you're pushing yourself.

Thanks for your advice.
by ballophun
Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

True... Although this guy charges quite a bit. And has like 4 patients going at once, because you have to lie there with needles in you for half an hour. He'd be raaaaking it in. Still, if it works, it works. Oh by the way I shouldn't have called this "alternative" medicine. My doctor calls it "comp...
by ballophun
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabata protocol exercises
Replies: 19
Views: 12094

Alright sorry to do this again.
:lol:
So could I do Bench press one day, and then the tabata pushup workout the next day? Or should I be giving the muscles more time to recover?
by ballophun
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabata protocol exercises
Replies: 19
Views: 12094

Ah OK I get it.

Thanks mate.
by ballophun
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

By the way I'm not saying I won't use Western medicine. Western medicine is great for curing colds and stuff, Chinese medicine is used more as a preventative tool. If I hadn't been on prednisone I would have died, so y'know, it's best to do both at the same time.
by ballophun
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Alternative" medicine
Replies: 44
Views: 13398

"Alternative" medicine

Alright I'm new here but I'm taking up an argument that I wanted to start in another thread but restrained myself. It could be helpful for some of you. A few of you guys seem to be pretty against "alternative medicine". I suffered from Nephrotic Syndrome for 15 years. It's a disorder that makes your...