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Old 27-04-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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Question Electrical charge

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When i come to touch the bed or the door , i feel electrical shock ,any views?

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Old 27-04-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Emad,

It is an electrostatic discharge. It comes often with clothes or shoes with "rubber" soles and/or carpet.
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Old 27-04-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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It is best experienced in a dry climate or very cold one.
I grew up in one that was both.

In the winter, it was fun to stroke a cat, run one's hand around and down to the end of its tail, in the dark; the sparks would shoot off in a visible crackling stream. The cats didn't seem to mind, at least they'd stick around for two or three strokes. I recall science demos in school using cat fur, rubbing an amber rod to build up a charge on the rod; when charged the static on the rod passed over one's own head, could lift hair up off the head.

Another trick with static electricity: Rub a blown-up balloon against your hair, then put it against the wall. The balloon will stay up against the wall. (It will fall down eventually, but it will stay up there defying gravity for a little while, held in place by static electricity only.)

If you rub your dry sock feet on a carpet you can touch someone and "shock" them.

Static electricity can be quite strong. I think that any success that can be obtained by manual techniques that involved passing hands carefully over someone's body repeatedly, slowly, without touching them, are likely due to static charge lifting body hair. The follicles are highly innervated with mechanoreceptors.. it just makes sense to me that they'd be the receptors stimulated by this sort of technique, if anything peripheral is...
At least I'd like to see the people who treat this way rule out static electricity (which we all know exists) as a confounding factor, before claiming to be channelling psychic energy, etc.
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Hi Bernard & Diane :

Thanks for replying .

http://www.coastwidelabs.com/Technic...e_protecti.htm

You are correct ,when i sit on a plastic chair ,the hair of my forearm stand up to that plastic ,so can we address pain through hair traction .

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