There have now been a couple of posts on the Cholinergic Urticaria forum (which I removed because it seemed spammy) about some “parasite zapper” that supposedly can cure or treat cholinergic urticaria hives (among other things). So I thought it was time to address this whole thing.
After a quick search on the web, apparently this zapper is so incredible it can remove parasites, cure cancer, regrow your hair, prevent death, resurrect dead people from the grave, whiten your teeth, fly people to the moon, and so much more (please note the sarcasm).
Who Makes this Special Parasite Zapper that Cures Hives/Bacteria/Viruses?
The person who allegedly sells/designs/or came up with this idea is someone by the name of “Dr. Hulda Clark.” I have never heard of this person, but after checking online it seems that this person has a “not so good” reputation (with some people labeling this person as a fraud/quack).
I am not saying they are a fraud (I don’t know them), but according to their wikipedia article they certainly have had some controversial things happen over their career, and a quick Google of their name should reveal all you need to know.
Allegedly, this zapper can help fix bacterial, viral, and parasite infections. Who knows, perhaps it can even cure more, as it is now being credited to curing Cholinergic Urticaria by some people on the web (of which I am highly skeptical).
Can a Parasite Zapper Cure Cholinergic Urticaria (or Anything for that matter?)
I certainly understand people’s desire to cure cholinergic urticaria or other illnesses. We can get quite desperate in our hunt for a cure from this very annoying condition. We can even sometimes fall victim to useless homeopath “cures.” Unfortunately, there isn’t anything known yet that cures it.
It basically goes away on its own, and the best we can do at this point is manage it (using antihistamines or other therapy). I certainly would be willing to bet that no zapper will do anything other than give you a good jolt. If your hives did go away after zapping yourself, it would probably be a coincidence and your hives were going to go away into remission anyway (even if you didn’t zap).
Of course, I can’t “prove” that a zapper wouldn’t work (because I am NOT paying $100 bucks for it), but then again, I would be highly skeptical of anyone claiming it did work. Especially if they try to offer you a link of where you can buy this, or have you email them and then they try to sell you one (or direct you to a site where you can buy one “just like theirs”). If anyone wants to buy this zapper and mail it to me, I will personally zap myself to the brink of death to show how it probably will do nothing for our hives (but I woulnd’t recommend wasting your money).
By the way, this zapper costs nearly $100. Don’t you think if it works that well, every dermatologist in the world would be using this phenomenal zapper. Heck, it would only cost them $100, and they could use it over and over again on Cu people and make a fortune!
Trust me, my wife is a nurse. If this zapper could help the medical profession, they would buy it for $100, and then charge you $25,000 for a zap treatment. Just trust me on this people.
In fact, if this thing really truly worked, I would buy it myself, and then charge everyone on the forum a small fee of only $49.99 to get a good zap. I would make a nice profit after only 2 customers! It would be quite fun to zap people all day. It would be great for anger management and stress relief.
The only thing I can think of that can be cured by a quick zap is perhaps drowsiness. I know a good zap wakes me up sometimes (hehe).
How to Zap Yourself Free-A Special Bonus For Visiting this Site
For anyone who really wants to get a good zap in so you can find out first hand that it probably won’t cure your hives (or anything else for that matter), I have a special offer for you: I will provide 3 free methods to zap yourself!
That’s right, this is a limited time offer, and by simply reading this article (or joining the forum), you get 3 free methods of how to zap yourself today! WARNING: The methods below can kill you dead, so don’t really do them. Here’s how to zap yourself totally free, brought to you exclusively by cholinergicurticaria.net:
Method #1–Put on some nice thick wool or cotton socks. Walk around on carpet sliding your feet roughly against the carpet (or rug). Do this for about 5 minutes. Then, go and touch a metal doorknob. ZAP! You will get a nice jolt of static electricity. Cost: Free (with bonus pain if you act now).
I have personally done this before. In fact, you may also be able to do this by going grocery shopping and getting a buggy (shopping cart) that doesn’t have an antistatic cable. One time, I got zapped several times just shopping at Walmart.
Method #2–Go outside to your small “push” style lawn mower. Find the spark plug, and remove the wire that attaches to it. While touching the wire, pull the cord to the lawn mower. This will zap the high heaven out of your body and be extremely painful. If you are weak, have a pacemaker, or something else, it might even kill you. Cost: Free (with a bonus of lots of pain, and possibly a trip to the doctor). I have actually been tricked into this one before…not fun!
Method #3–If you have one of those fancy propane tank grills, find the small ignition button. Keep the gas valve off, and reach your hand around and touch the metal wire contact at the back of the ignition. Then press the button. This will zap the crap out of you as well (I have done this by accident). Cost: Free (with a bonus of pain & possible death/explosion if you act now).
By the way, all of the above “Shocks” happened while I had CU, and unfortunately, I STILL HAVE IT!
Conclusion: Use Common Sense About Homeopath Stuff
I am not trying to say this person is a scammer, nor am I trying to bad-mouth homeopath in general (although I certainly value mainstream medicine more any day). But you must use common sense when reading claims of homeopath cures. If it worked, certainly every doctor in the world would be using it.
In fact, I myself would use it and pass the info along to you! This whole site is dedicated to trying to find out the best way to cure/treat CU!
So I can’t say that I would ever recommend getting zapped. If you feel the urge to get zapped and think it will cure anything at all, you can use my above methods free (with a risk of death as a bonus). If you really must spend $100, I’ll take it off your hands! Because the results will most likely be the same (pay a $100 for a zapper and still have hives, or pay $100 to me and still have hives). But keep your money and spend it on something useful.
I have removed a couple of posts regarding using a zapper, because I felt they were truly spam (albeit very sneaky spam that almost seems genuine).
If not, I apologize to those who posted. But I am not going to allow anyone to trick a poor fellow cholinergic urticaria sufferer into shelling out $100 to buy some zapper (especially when you can do it for free using the methods above). And especially in this economy! And even more especially since most of us have already spent enough money on trying to cure this ourselves.