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Guns are good for my health says my acupuncturist

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FriedRice, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. FriedRice

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010
  2. Boberama

    Boberama member

    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."
  3. FriedRice

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. RimfireChris

    RimfireChris Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Dave P

    Dave P Well-Known Member

    Just think how much better you could feel with a full size SIG strapped on! Or maybe two!!
  6. content

    content Well-Known Member

    Hello friends and neighbors // Having options eases my mind too.

    HGUNHNTR Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. FriedRice

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

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

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    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.....................
  13. russ69

    russ69 Well-Known Member

    A good 45 is great for your chi.
  14. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Silly me, I get my flu shots and hit the range when I feel like it. :)
  15. lions

    lions Well-Known Member

    All I know is that when I carry, my polymer energy increases drastically. I haven't been sick in years!
  16. FriedRice

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    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:
  17. RimfireChris

    RimfireChris Well-Known Member

    What's your "project gun"?
  18. FriedRice

    FriedRice Well-Known Member

    PM at you Chris.
  19. Shadow 7D

    Shadow 7D Well-Known Member

    Hummm, So a nice classic steel and wood gun could be a nice balance?
  20. Tinpig

    Tinpig Well-Known Member

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

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

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