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Half of completely worthless is $29

By johnboy 21 September 2011 25

reiki for $29

Bimbogeek has kindly directed my attention to a bomber deal on Living Social.

For the low, low price of $29 you can go to Scullin for Reiki instead of the usual $70 (which is also the going rate for horses).

Bear in mind this is a treatment on which wikipedia has this to say:

the evidence is insufficient to suggest that reiki is an effective treatment for any condition


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addicus 9:10 am 23 Sep 11

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Thoroughly Smashed said :

addicus said :

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No no, reiki really is quackery. Opinions also mean squat when faced with evidence (or a complete lack thereof).

And presumably when you refer to “real healers” you’re talking about people like surgeons and pharmaceutical chemists?

Yeah surgeons are real and preform procedures that result in you being healed, or not sometimes. They are real healers, and they don’t have flashy advertising either, yep. You get fakes in that industry too though, not as much though as it’s a regulated industry. But, I really see no massive negative result in being open minded to things , while being apprehensive about being a sucker and paying for something dumb. Try things for free if possible, go to a health expo or something. You may stumble across your own evidence that something works, no great fail if it don’t succeed. Having immediate negative attitudes towards things may result in having little chance of understanding something, which may lead to never experiencing things that ”aren’t supposed to work’. Yes, ”Quackery’s’ as you described exist, but in lots of areas of science that are questionable. UFO’s for one example, you have the nuts with outfits and drive around looking in the sky, and normal people who like to ask the question, but not automatically dismissing the idea due to it being slightly arrogant to think we are the only intelligent life forms. Just because you haven’t experienced something , doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t either, evidence or not.

luther_bendross 4:45 pm 22 Sep 11

addicus said :

does your MP have the magic cure for you when you are sick, and you walk out feeling better again immediately?

No, but he does have scientific proof that the stuff he prescribes works.

Thoroughly Smashed 4:19 pm 22 Sep 11

addicus said :

Words

No no, reiki really is quackery. Opinions also mean squat when faced with evidence (or a complete lack thereof).

And presumably when you refer to “real healers” you’re talking about people like surgeons and pharmaceutical chemists?

addicus 2:20 pm 22 Sep 11

LOL, yeah me too P1.

Here come the Military Police to fix it, but alias, its just a Medical Practitioner. Waiting over at our Meeting Point.
Which actually was our Master Plan.
Bugger it , lets go play Mario Party instead.

p1 1:56 pm 22 Sep 11

addicus said :

I guess have to ask ourselves, does your MP have the magic cure for you when you are sick….?

Most Members of Parliament *make* me feel sick.

addicus 1:41 pm 22 Sep 11

Was this an actual scam? Or just an opinion that Reiki is all BS? Or outlining scams are out there ! I guess have to ask ourselves, does your MP have the magic cure for you when you are sick, and you walk out feeling better again immediately? ”Im cured !” Perhaps just gives you something to ”soften” the pain, but not completely cure it. Drugs can do that, but is it a cure or just a quick temporary solution to a long existing issue? If it’s a short term sickness your body usually heals itself over time, and the drugs ‘soften’ the pain during this process. Why the old saying ‘ take a panadol and call me in the morning’ …exists, but it isn’t the panadol fixing you. You could say some natural healing methods are preventative more then immediate. But most of us need to see, to believe. Although dismissing other possibilities actually makes us blind. Yes, people are out there practising BS healing techniques, creating scams deals, but not all. The quiet ones are the most helpful and hardest to find, and are not caught up in the marketing side of ”making money’. Usually only found through the grapevine or friend of a friend. Beware of flashy advertising and bargain deals, real healers don’t do that.

Ben_Dover 12:49 pm 22 Sep 11

Reiki, a stupidity tax exclusively tailored to the needs of middle class hippies.

cmb 11:57 am 22 Sep 11

Agree you need to be careful with the service based deals. I bought a cheap hair cut from a haridresser in Braddon on livingsocial – they rescheduled me twice, kept me waiting for 45 mins when I finally got in and the haircut was terrible … also bought a car service vourcher from a place in Fyswick. The services provided under the voucher were misdescribed on livingsocial, but both the mechanic and livingsocial were really good about it and I got a refund with no problem.

Henry82 11:32 am 22 Sep 11

wooster said :

I would ask what the ACCC has to say about this, but then I wonder, does the gov’t have to step in for every dumbass buying silly nonsense over the net?

ACCC only investigates companies when they receive a significant number of complaints. Give them a call next time, and the only thing you’ll hear them type into the computer is the company name, and your name/number

Deref 8:38 am 22 Sep 11

Parting fools from their money – a time-honoured profession.

mr_wowtrousers 11:21 pm 21 Sep 11

To quote 30 Rock:

Jack: Are you familiar with the Japanese art of Reiki?
Liz: No.
Jack: It is the laying on of hands in order to improve one’s life.
Liz: How does your life improve? Do the hands have money in them?

wooster 10:51 pm 21 Sep 11

I would ask what the ACCC has to say about this, but then I wonder, does the gov’t have to step in for every dumbass buying silly nonsense over the net?

blowers 4:05 pm 21 Sep 11

bought and used the Whale Watching voucher. Outstanding Value!! cost $29.00 each and usual price was $65. There was no complaint or ugghh from the staff and we got a great trip and saw whales and dolphins and had morning tea.. etc.. I agree though, be careful what you buy. I still have the Indoor Golf voucher to use and in Scoopons I bought a Picture Book which I will finish off online and report its success afterwards

Erg0 2:06 pm 21 Sep 11

addicus said :

Watto 23 – “Cosmopolitan” medicine now officially dominates in Japan yes, but it seems to for most of the industrialised world. The effectiveness of the treatment solely lies with the ability of the person practising the technique. Bit like getting a bad doctor , and then saying that western medicine doesn’t work. The world is consumed with people wanting to rip you off, it’s not the wagon they get on you should blame though, it’s the authenticity of the individual’s claims. Indeed we are made to think natural healing is all rubbish, and we should buy pharmaceutical stuff instead, maybe so the economy doesn’t suffer, or so the fat cats stay fat, you make your own judgements. But, only judge through experience where possible though. Western and Chinese medicine both work, but for different purposes. If something is expected to fail, good chance it will. Don’t throw away fruit your are told is bad, without tasting it first.

Well, I’m convinced!

addicus 1:52 pm 21 Sep 11

Watto 23 – “Cosmopolitan” medicine now officially dominates in Japan yes, but it seems to for most of the industrialised world. The effectiveness of the treatment solely lies with the ability of the person practising the technique. Bit like getting a bad doctor , and then saying that western medicine doesn’t work. The world is consumed with people wanting to rip you off, it’s not the wagon they get on you should blame though, it’s the authenticity of the individual’s claims. Indeed we are made to think natural healing is all rubbish, and we should buy pharmaceutical stuff instead, maybe so the economy doesn’t suffer, or so the fat cats stay fat, you make your own judgements. But, only judge through experience where possible though. Western and Chinese medicine both work, but for different purposes. If something is expected to fail, good chance it will. Don’t throw away fruit your are told is bad, without tasting it first.

KaptnKaos 1:08 pm 21 Sep 11

I grabbed a deal on Cockington Green they had, took the KaosKlan last school hols, no probs with the voucher, had a ball for not a lot of $$$.
But, some of them be wary of, especially some of the car and home service ones, be careful and phone the place first as some do not honor these vouchers.

Henry82 1:04 pm 21 Sep 11

You only should buy these deals from reputable businesses. It’s been well known that a lot of the companies doing this are going out of business and this is a last attempt to pull them out.

Also, if its too good to be true, then it probably is.

watto23 11:55 am 21 Sep 11

I’ve got a few deals off living social, but I steer clear of these local service based ones. But I’ve got two large canvas prints for $50 each done and they were pretty quick in printing and delivery.

Of course now they send me deals all the time, none of which are close to the price I’d pay for them.

Jivrashia 11:46 am 21 Sep 11

the evidence is insufficient to suggest that reiki is an effective treatment for any condition

It’s even funnier to know that it was invented in Japan last century but hardly anyone practices it there anymore.

People in this business should get the hint…

qbngeek 11:08 am 21 Sep 11

p1 said :

troll-sniffer said :

If anyone wants the trest of the barrel you can have the whole lot for $14.50, save another 50%!!!

Is it Organic® Biodynamic™ Vegan Friendly© Reiki energy, or that evil chemical based stuff which is only good for horses?

I don’t like the chemical based stuff. I looked it up on the interwebs and it says the active ingreadient is the souls of dead puppies.

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