Tuesday, November 28, 2006

sorry the photo is blurry. maybe some vision therapy would help.

zero balancing

Sign from a local center for alternative/complementary health services. Does anyone know what zero-balancing is? I've never heard of it. Is it a treatment one can get that will help take care of the debt a person runs up using the other services available at this center?

I've never heard of "Aston-Patterning" either, actually. These are things that, as far as I can tell, aren't even on Wikipedia. I understand how a place can offer services without any good scientific evidence as to their efficacy--note that I am not suggesting this for everything on the sign--but should you really be allowed to have painted signs offering health services that haven't even made it to Wikipedia? Scrying has a perfectly respectable Wikipedia entry with subpages for hydromancy and crystallomancy; are you really expected to put your trust in a place that offers a certified "zero-balancer" and board licensed "Aston-Patterner" but no town scryer?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It might be fascinating to study the proliferation of alternative medicine-y practices. Aston Patterning (astonenterprises.com) sounds like some kind of blend of vaguely New Age-y beliefs with Pilates/Feldenkrais. Hmm...so does Zero Balancing...(at least as zerobalancing.com represents it).

jeremy said...

I didn't think to just type [therapy].com. I feel like an iDiot.

Winston said...

We have many zero-balancing places around Nashville. Every mall and strip center has one. If you have any funds left after visiting all the other shops, you stop by the ZB and they wipe out the rest for you. Simple...

Anonymous said...

forget wiki and just use google for these things -- the answers are there.

Anonymous said...

Zero balancing is what they do to your bank account if you utilize their service.

eszter said...

Off topic: given that four out of your last five posts have included images, I think you're ready for Project 365!

Kieran said...

Aston-Patterning is a way of detailing your imported British sportscar.

jeremy said...

Eszter: Still considering the January 1 start to a photo project. I may have a concurrent pool for how long I keep with it.

eszter said...

Yay! Perhaps we can get you a cheapo backup (or two) for occasions when you "happen to" misplace or lose the main camera.

jeremy said...

I do have my old camera, so that I have backup has occurred to me.