The unbearable pain she felt up to that point started to subside. But this happened in quite an unusual manner. Initially feeling as if her head was a bottle, topsy-turvy and filled with nothing but pain, she started to feel as if someone has uncorked that bottle and the pain simply started to pour down and dissipate slowly downwards. She felt this sensation throughout her entire body. The absence of pain felt so great that she kept relaxing further and further. She finally relaxed so much that she ended up falling asleep! The acupuncturist, seeing her doze off, let her be for a few minutes. That was 25 years ago and, AMAZINGLY, from that day on, she never suffered from another migraine headache.
Most of us accept certain healing methods such as chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, bioenergy seance, hypnotherapy, herbalism, using of crystals, etc. as (leading) alternative medical practices. Some of these methods make sense and yield results. Others are in the same realm as witchcraft and other shady practices. Naturally, one is warned to be cautious and question anything that runs counter to one’s common sense.
When judging the effectiveness of some of these methods, we should consider the impact of the placebo effect - an accepted but not yet fully explained mystery, similar to, say, the mystery of dreams. The notion of a placebo has frequently been used to discredit the results of legitimate research. Mainstream scientific thought is unforgiving and, in this case, crude in its blindness.