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Do Japanese Jueki sheets really work?

Asked by emt333 (789points) August 2nd, 2008

They are those pads you stick to your feet at night and when you wake up in the morning they are brown and claim to have absorbed the toxins out from your feet (as seen on tv) do they work and how?

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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

They sound like a load of bull even when I saw the commercial.

Scrumpulator's avatar

I think it is because they have tourmaline in them, the experiences I have had with tourmaline (only in crystal form) was that I was on about 30mg of Mescaline and having a very bad trip. My friend said “hey, Scrump, if you want to snap out of it, this crystal absorbs negative energy rather then transmits it (like quartz or amythesis) The crystal was placed in my hand, and instantly I felt like there was a black hole inside my palm, I could feel the negative energy that was causing my bad trip to flow out of me and into the crystal. After about a minute, the crystal broke in two right in my palm (mind you I was not squeezing it) there were now two crystals. My friend said “Wow, you must have overloaded that thing.” My bad trip went away and now I keep a tourmaline crystal with me at all times. I don’t even have bad days. This is the only reason I can think that they might work. besides the fact that the foot pad turns black after one nights sleep, something is coming out, whether it be heavy metals or something else.

gailcalled's avatar

No offense directed at Scrump, but I think you should get your medical advice from a trained medical person; i.e. MD., and not from either anyone on a Mescaline trip or from an infomercial.

But I am old-fashioned that way and am suspicious of vague toxins – no matter where they emerge from body.

PupnTaco's avatar

“Kinoki” foot pads contain vinegar, that’s why they turn brown. It’s a scam.

http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/01/the-biggest-inf.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Stossel/story?id=4636224&page=1

“Jueki” sheets = more of the same.

syz's avatar

Clearly a scam.

Seesul's avatar

@Pup: not to mention the reaction from dirty feet.
@gail: I think we need another balderdash here.

The first time we saw that one at our house, we all broke out in uncontrollable laughter.

Lovelocke's avatar

@Scrump: ...what!? Wierd! (Googles)

Seesul's avatar

They have, however, been proven to mysteriously remove money from wallets of fools.

PupnTaco's avatar

@scrump: magic rocks?

aneedleinthehayy's avatar

its like those magical ear wax removers all the hippies use. a scam.

GreatEscape's avatar

My friend is going to med school and told me it’s a scam and just because it changes colors doesn’t mean it’s “working”..

Funny how people will put pads on their feet to get toxins that are in their bodies out but won’t even think about limiting their diet to stop the toxins coming in in the first place.

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