Even though people swear by it, the Traditional Chinese Medicine form of acupuncture is not standing up to the rigors of science and, even according to their own literature, seems to be heading into the realm of mythology.
JZ writes: “I purchased a Halsa Swedish acupressure mat in a local health store. The box said The Natural Alternative to pain relief medication. The insert said the mat has roots in India, where spike mats were first used about 5000 yrs ago by fakirs,and yogis. The mat has spikes in it to stimulate the body’s acupressure points. I assume this is a New Age product. I lost $40 on the dumb mat. Have you heard of this? What a rip off, I’ll stick to a regular pillow.”
MB asks: “My friend bought an acupressure ring and swears that it helped her lose weight. Is this possible?”