Desperation can drive people to do desperate things. Such as investing in the “JING ORB” to try to resolve a health problem. You can’t blame anyone afflicted with a serious condition, one that defies conventional medical care, to consider “alternatives.” But you can take issue with those who prey upon the desperate and extract money from their wallets with promises of benefits from pseudoscientific treatments. And just when you think you have heard the most outrageous promotional mumbo jumbo, a new scam comes along to surpass it.
A case in point is the “JING ORB,” claimed to be “a breakthrough in health technology designed to recharge your body’s biological batteries, and in so doing, promote overall wellness by allowing the body to heal itself more efficiently.”
“Jing” is some sort of fictitious energy stored in the kidneys that has its conceptual origins in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and like its mythical relative “chi,” is devoid of any evidence for its existence. Nevertheless, “jing” can supposedly be enhanced by the “JING ORB,” a gizmo that is placed in the bathtub after being activated by linking to an electronic device that has lots of dials and flashing lights. It looks impressive.
What does it do? Here is the explanation from the promoter: “To understand how the JING ORB works, think of each cell in your body as a miniature battery, and just like batteries, when your cells don’t have enough charge, they don’t function properly. By using the JING ORB you are increasing the charge on every cell! More specifically, the JING ORB is designed to create water-mediated bio energy from electromagnetic energy (electricity). It does this by creating a very safe and specific electromagnetic field in water.”
This meaningless drivel with no basis in reality. But the money that desperate people are asked to dish out is very real. How much? $2495.00 US for the “standard edition,” and $2995.00 US for the “professional” version that I assume is designed for building a business to milk others. It figures that this “miracle” is promoted by David “Avocado” Wolfe, one of the most preposterous critters ever to slither across the internet.
Wolfe is a notorious anti-vaxxer, believes the Earth is flat, promotes apricot pits as a treatment for cancer, believes that gravity is toxic and thinks that solar energy is being depleted because solar panels sucking it up. Deer antlers have a “levitational” effect, whatever that may mean. Mushrooms come from distant planets carried by cosmic winds and are equipped with advanced intelligence and consciousness. The oceans, he says, are salty because if they weren’t, the water would evaporate into space. To top it off, this intellectual colossus claims that electromagnetic radiation is dangerous and sells a variety of “protective” devices. Yet, the “rationale” for the wondrous effects of the JING ORB are ascribed to “water-mediated bio energy from electromagnetic energy.”
Hard to know if Wolfe is as dim-witted as he seems, or is a clever actor capitalizing on widespread scientific illiteracy to see what nonsense he can spin to turn a profit. Either way, he deserves to be shunned. He does look very happy in his pictures, probably from laughing all the way to the bank
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