Wednesday, August 2

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"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
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"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."

Comments:
Did you get a sponsorship deal from these dudes? That's pretty sweet. We all know how much you like to apply things directly to your forehead.
 
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
 
Ha ha... Another commercial where I wish I had a transcript of the meeting where this ad was given the green light.
 
Everytime I see this commercial, I get a migraine. Maybe that is the idea. We should probably ask Todd.
 
It's total Pavlov. See Commercial. Get Headache. Apply Directly To Forehead.

Genius.

And remember, kids, if you don't buy today, they can't save you any money...
 
my foot, apply directly to the nuts!!

i despise these commercials
 
And to think, before I saw this post I was going to donate a thousand dollars to your cause.

I guess now I'll have to wait until my headache goes away. I hope I don't spend it all before then.

:)
 
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
 
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I'd use HTML, but I have a headache.
 
I didn't realize there was a commercial. I guess I don't watch enough TV.
 
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."
 
I just don't see how that can help a headache...it would have to be such a high dosage of pain killer to be absorbed through your skin, it can't be safe...
 
"HeadOn - Apply directly to the forehead."

I bet it burns like the dickens.
 
Especially when it inevitably runs down into your tender eyeballs.
 
Next, they'll just come out with a lobotomy drill.
 
It's a homeopathic treatment, so it probably just feels like rubbing alcohol on your forehead (a standard solvent for homeopathy) which would feel cool as it evaporated.

I can't imagine it would burn, as the dose of the active ingredient (AI) is ridiculously small. Each "X" in a homeopathic medicine means, essentially "one drop of AI solution to 19 parts inactive solution", then one drop of that solution is diluted into 19 of the inactive solution (for 20 drops total). Most homeopathic medicines go through these steps many times (4X to over 30X) resulting in only a few molecules of the AI in any dose.

Of course, this is a good thing as the active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are poisons. In large doses, these poisons tend to cause the exact problem that in homeopathic doses they tend to relieve. The belief is that the body will recognize the small doses of the poison in the body and spur the immune system into action to counteract it, therefore relieving the symptoms that the poison would otherwise cause. They make your immune system do the work rather than relying on medicine to do it for you.

Some homeopathic medicines work quite well (quinine for malaria is an example, and i use nux vomica for hangovers, arnica for muscle soreness) others, not so much. I'm thinking this one is not a particularly good one. I bet the alcohol in the stick probably does more the relieve the headache than anything.

And that is my lesson in alternative medicines for the day.

Fyi, I'm not some crazy witch doctor/alternative medicine person, I just like the concept of homeopathy and wish there were more that worked well - I hate taking medicine and prefer to let my immune system do the work, Lord knows it could use the exercise.
 
That was very interesting.

I agree with you; as someone who avoids medicine as much as possible, I always try to find ways to convince my body that I'm healthy. It sure beats getting whacked out on NyQuil and Sudafed all the time.
 
I thought the idea behind the repetition was so everyone will remember the name and what it does.
 

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