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tap the card on the painful area  :o place a glass of water on top of the card and count to 10 and then drink the water, or even dip the card into the water and drink it

Khon Kaen villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card  nationmultimedia.com

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »
You can't beat the placebo effect. Thanks to the creativity of some people always new placebos keep getting found. But plastic as material is disgusting!

Let's hope, the plastic cards are not just thrown out of the windows once their owners realised the uselessness, but are disposed of properly.

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 04:52:46 PM »
My wife is a firm believer in the miracle powers of plastic cards:- Swipe here, a new Louis Vuitton bag, swipe there, the latest Chanel bag.  A true miracle.
If the old only could, if the young only knew.

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 06:57:45 PM »
My wife is a firm believer in the miracle powers of plastic cards:- Swipe here, a new Louis Vuitton bag, swipe there, the latest Chanel bag.  A true miracle.


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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 07:40:29 PM »
Hi Johnnie,

Thanks for the Albert Collins clip.  I wasn’t aware of this guy but he has a pretty neat guitar.  I did some exploring on You Tube and came up with this.  Albert is very good but just not in the same class as SRV:-



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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:50:52 PM »
Funny that you mention SRV; I just had "Pride and Joy" playing here on SPOTIFY when I saw your post.

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 12:27:42 AM »
My wife is a firm believer in the miracle powers of plastic cards:- Swipe here, a new Louis Vuitton bag, swipe there, the latest Chanel bag.  A true miracle.
Average person swallows plastic equivalent to a credit card every week - reading a post from our much admired member roger from an article in the telegraph

Average person swallows plastic equivalent to a credit card every week, report finds

The average person now ingests five grams of plastic each week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new report by WWF has found.

Researchers found that people are consuming up to 102,000 tiny pieces of plastic of less than 1mm -  250 grams each year - with nearly 90 per cent coming from water, both bottled and tap.

Other foods with highest plastic levels include ...

full article telegraph.co.uk
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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 01:14:53 PM »
Long and very interesting article about those "energy cards" on Khaosodenglish

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2019, 02:57:05 PM »
Looks like a very dangerous scam:

MLM ‘Energy Cards’ Radioactive: Professor

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Re: villagers swear by 'miracle powers' of plastic healing card
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2019, 12:45:22 PM »
"Magic Cards" Sold In Thailand Are Not Just Quack Medicine, They Emit Dangerous Levels Of Radioactivity



“Cure-alls” rarely cure anything, let alone everything, and the so-called “magic cards” being sold in Thailand are no different. Even more problematic than being at best a placebo is the fact that these cards are highly radioactive – making them demonstrably harmful, Thai officials have warned.

According to reports in the Bangkok Post, the products are being sold in Khon Kaen, a city in northeast Thailand, where a single card can cost around 1,500 baht ($49). Unbeknownst to the customer, some of these cards also have radioactive emissions 350 times above what is safe for humans to absorb in a single year, says the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP).

“We are currently trying to analyze the degree of radioactive contamination in the area,” the OAP wrote in a statement, the Bangkok Post reports.

Already, investigations led by the OAP found traces of uranium and thorium across the surface of the cards. Meanwhile, a video uploaded to Facebook by Weerachai Phutdhawong, a professor of Kasetsart University, explains how cutting the cards in two reveals a compressed white powder between plastic sheets – powder that just so happens to contain radioactive and heavy metal materials, Khao Sod reports.

It's been said that some people are placing the cards on their bodies to relieve specific aches and pains, while others are dipping cards into drinking water to sip as liquid medicine. Needless to say, neither is advisable.

“Dipping the cards into drinking water may contaminate it with carcinogenic particles, which increase the risk of cancer,” the OAP warned.

The cards themselves divulge little about their medicinal properties or their ingredients. One, reports the Independent, bears the words “Magic Card” in Indonesian alongside the phrase “health, fuel, electricity”. But the company distributing the cards having been telling locals they emit a health-boosting “power” that can cure illness and increase wellness, writes the Bangkok Post. The entire enterprise may be part of a pyramid scheme, whereby card distributors employ underling distributors who have to pay for stock, Khao Sod reports.

While investigations are ongoing, owners of any cards are being asked to contact Thailand's Institute of Nuclear Technology so that they can find out the best way to dispose of the product safely.

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