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    I'd like to discuss on trick I experienced on my own.

    Some (less than 10) years ago I visited a chiropractor. While examining me, he showed me the following trick:

    I was lying on a couch with my arms being parallel to my body. The chiropractor pushed on lower left part of my abdomen with his hand. He asked whether I felt pain. It indeed was slightly painful. Then he turned my left hand so that my wrist became up. Surprisingly this turned the pain in the abdomen off. He repeated this twice. Each time turn of my hand "switched" the pain.

    The obvious explanation may be in hidden relaxation of pressure on my abdomen. But I have not felt any relaxation.

    Also both positions of my hand felt natural, so it's not turning one pain with another.


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    Er, could you please explain how "turning your left hand so that your wrist became up" manages to "be a hidden relaxation of pressure on my abdomen"?

    I'm also interested in why anyone would go to a charlatan chiropractor... but that's possibly a different question.


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    As I mentioned it was about 10 years ago. I was about 14 years old that time (more like 16), so it was actually my mother's idea.

    I'm still not sure whether that guy can be called a chiropractor. He had lots of diplomas in his office. (Already a bad sign.) I had no time to study them.

    I can't stand all these jugglers on my own, but I do want to know how their tricks work.

    In short,

    (1) A guy strongly pushed on my abdomen causing pain,
    (2) then he turned pain on and off by turning my hand by 90 degrees.

    (3) How (2) can happen without relaxing pressure or changing pressure direction.

    The pain was not a symptom of any disease, but solely a result of a strong pressure. This was obviously not related to a "treatment" of any kind, but a trick to impress me.

    By the way, I was there to confirm a preliminary diagnosis and that guy found my healthy. (This appears to be correct.)
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    My husband has been helped by a Chiropractor.

    My doctor told me not to go. One wrong adjustment could seal the deal.
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    I will never go to a chiropractor!
    "Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." - Helen Keller
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    I think they do serve a good purpose.

    My husband and many people I know are helped by them.

    My problems, however aren't something they an do...
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    Actually, I wouldn't be so skeptical about chiropractic. It very well may have medical effect somewhat beyond placebo. Treat it as passive exercises.

    I don't ask whether it is right or wrong. I'm interested in that particular trick. How it works? How many chiropractors demonstrate it? Are there any other similar tricks?
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