Date: Fri Feb 23 12:17:47 2007

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: tesla coil snake oil

I love this quote about the "Healing Crisis":

"A true VIBE Machine will have no side effects, but may create a Healing
Crisis, otherwise known as a Herxheimer reaction. This will manifest
itself as flu-like symptoms for 4-12 hours after a VIBE session. We
believe that this is a result of toxins being flushed from the body."

I wonder if it could be from inhaling ozone instead. This from the Vermont
Dept of Health:

"Inhaling fairly low amounts of ozone can result in signs and symptoms such
as coughing, congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest pain in
otherwise healthy people."

It's probably a good thing they limit therapy to a few minutes. Hopefully
adherents don't stay with this too long, The long term effects of inhaling
ozone are much worse...


At 04:40 PM 2/22/2007, you wrote:
>Y'all are not going to believe this, but there are a bunch of quacks
>charging people $17/ min to sit in front of a tesla coil in order to get
>vibrationally healed and get exposed to "biophotonic" light. Here are
>links to an article in the "health issue" of a weekly newspaper, and a
>link to the home page of "Vibe Works". I guess preying on desperate people
>like this has been going on for a long long time, but this one makes me
>particularly angry.


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

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