Guns are good for my health says my acupuncturist


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FriedRice
September 23, 2010, 12:50 AM
Yes she did. We did a test today. This week, at my acupuncture appointment, I had my doc check my pulses (a measure of health in chinese medicine), with by Sig P232 strapped to my belly and then off of me. I suspected they would change because I feel different in an unquantifiable way when I am carrying on body.

With the gun in place, my metal element increased which "watered" up my body and "chopped" down some excess wood energy I carry around. If you're not an acupuncturist, that will make no sense. Extra wood, makes me run around a bit like my hair is on "fire". Having a gun on me calms that remarkably. It also increased my metal energy in that I "know what I'm worth" meaning I feel my life has value and worth protecting. Off my body, I go back to a bit of insecurity, too much fire, fright in the kidneys, etc.

The short version is that the actual gun improves my pulses dramatically, improving my health while I'm carrying, as well as my serenity. This was an test of only of 1 person, 1 gun but I hope it interests some in the crowd. I suspect it would be different for everyone and different with different guns. More plastic guns are unsatisfying to me, feel worthless anyway and probably wouldn't do it for me. I don't have any so I can't test. Maybe next week I'll try the same experiment with a bunch of coins on my belly as a control group.

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Boberama
September 23, 2010, 03:24 AM
While I'm more of a fan of Traditional Western Medicine myself, I guess you have a reason to go to the range more often.

I shouldn't be skeptical however:

Confucius say, "A wise man question himself, a fool others."
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FriedRice
September 23, 2010, 03:40 AM
I don't really need any more reasons to go to the range. I need less! I'm a western medicine fan as well. I use both. They both have strengths and weaknesses. I tried the experiment because I wanted to understand why I felt so much better when armed than not. It's new to me and I'm still learning the ways it changes or fits into my life. My doc is a friend. She knows I shoot. I was curious how she could know what weeks I'm shooting and what weeks I'm not. In her scope of practice, me shooting blows out some of that extra "fire" energy I have and affects my health positively. Doesn't seem like we get many docs saying guns are good for your health. They seem to talk about them as a risk factor for injury.

RimfireChris
September 23, 2010, 06:25 AM
Makes sense, even if I don't understand all of the different energy stuff. I know I feel better when I get to go shootin' after a bad week at work. I think it's because it gives you something to focus on, even if just for a bit.

Dave P
September 23, 2010, 07:56 AM
Just think how much better you could feel with a full size SIG strapped on! Or maybe two!!

content
September 23, 2010, 08:01 AM
Hello friends and neighbors // Having options eases my mind too.

HGUNHNTR
September 23, 2010, 09:19 AM
Western medicine is great for loading up the body with unneccesary drugs to treat one problem and create 10 more. Glad to hear you sidearm is adding to your quality of life in more ways than one.

docnyt
September 23, 2010, 09:56 AM
So a Glock wouldn't cut it huh? I take that back. I don't want to start a polymer war.

I wonder what a rifle would do.

FriedRice
September 23, 2010, 10:54 AM
Nah, a Glock probably wouldn't do it for me. But it would be an interesting try. It might answer if it's the material or the gun. If I owned a Glock or a rifle, I'd try it. It's also placement. You have to understand Chinese medicine more to know that midline placement, for me, is crucial. I feel better but not quite as good with appendix placement.

Tommygunn
September 23, 2010, 11:49 AM
So a Glock wouldn't cut it huh? I take that back. I don't want to start a polymer war.

Sig SP 2022! You don't have to start a polymer war!:D

FriedRice
September 23, 2010, 11:03 PM
Thanks Tommygun. I really needed justification to buy another Sig. :rolleyes: I'll report back on the coins on the belly experiment. And I suppose that ridiculous Mosquito I own ("my popper"), could be used for a mostly polymer gun trial.

Rimfire: You might shoot like me then. I focus in intently on the front sight and trigger pull. Everything else falls away. It's meditative, only with an endorphin rush after. Maybe that's why it's so addictive! I blew out lots of fire today with a new one ("project gun"). Should be good for a few days.

HOWARD J
September 23, 2010, 11:55 PM
Someone brought this up a while back----------
Todat my MD asked me how many people own guns in our county & in our state.
I thought it was a strange question from a MD.
He sais he was just curious.
I had no idea so I gave him my opinion--probably not even close................
One BS question deserves a BS answer.....................

russ69
September 24, 2010, 12:23 AM
A good 45 is great for your chi.

Floppy_D
September 24, 2010, 12:27 AM
Silly me, I get my flu shots and hit the range when I feel like it. :)

lions
September 24, 2010, 01:42 AM
All I know is that when I carry, my polymer energy increases drastically. I haven't been sick in years!

FriedRice
September 24, 2010, 02:14 AM
Polymer may be the right material for you. In the eyes of an elemental acupuncturist, we're all "deficient" in either earth, fire, water, metal or wood. I was deficient in metal and my mostly metal guns, applied correctly to the body did the trick. I'm guessing polymer would be "earth" and maybe polymer gun folks are lacking earth. Dunno. It's not like the drug companies are funding research in this. :scrutiny:

RimfireChris
September 25, 2010, 12:15 PM
What's your "project gun"?

FriedRice
September 25, 2010, 01:44 PM
PM at you Chris.

Shadow 7D
September 25, 2010, 05:26 PM
Hummm, So a nice classic steel and wood gun could be a nice balance?

Tinpig
September 25, 2010, 07:14 PM
Extra wood, makes me run around a bit like my hair is on "fire".

So how does one get some of this "extra wood?"

Just curious....;);):)

buy guns
September 25, 2010, 09:35 PM
All of that is complete BS. Instead of getting your money hustled from you, you should buy more ammo.

Vyacheslav
September 26, 2010, 01:04 AM
All of that is complete BS. Instead of getting your money hustled from you, you should buy more ammo.

i could probably head down to the local golden wok and have one of the cashiers tell me the same thing for 1/3 of the price, lol

those places can give you extra "wood" too, just make sure you get tested afterwards.......:neener:

MolleMan
September 26, 2010, 01:16 AM
don't know anything about all that but when I started carrying, I quit drinking, felt ALOT more controlled under stressful situations and when I shoot trap or pistols people claim that I look "angry" but I feel like any frustrations I have can be sent down range. guns have made me more of a homebody too.

Ky Larry
September 26, 2010, 09:10 AM
I don't know anything about Chinese medecine but, when I shoot my Python, I feel much more calm and focused. When I take it out of the safe, my outlook improves. Seriously, I wonder if anybody has done a study about the effects of shooting on reducing blood pressure and stress levels. My wife says she can see an improvent in me when I get back from the range. She says I am much more calm, focused, and attentive after a range trip.Any body else notice this?

Webbj0219
September 26, 2010, 11:58 AM
On the other hand this is making me consider the health effects of carrying on others. Say if someone breaks into my house some night. Ive seen cases where it was actually very bad for their health. Maybe too mucxh metal energy? or maybe you dont get the best results when you take the metal internally? IDK?

FriedRice
September 27, 2010, 01:19 AM
I love the diversity of the gun crowd :) Tried more polymer guns this weekend. They make me feel..not good. And the mags bite me fairly reliably. Experiencing massive endorphine rush after a crash course all weekend in shooting! I'll report back on my pulses later this week. A wise man does not enter my domicile uninvited or he shall experience an unexpected increase in metal energy, with some fire behind it.

Gord
September 27, 2010, 01:47 AM
Don't forget to keep a baseball bat handy for backup. What if the poor guy has a wood deficiency as well? ;)

"Violence? No! These are instruments of healing!" :D

Kwanger
September 27, 2010, 10:23 AM
Guns are good for my health....they keep me from my former hobby of racing motorcycles. Training for and shooting 3 gun matches is infinately safer than flying round a race track! :) Never broken any bones shooting...can't say the same for the bike racing!

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