Points of Interest 06/29/2016

From Drumming To Acupuncture, Integrative Therapies Have Gone Mainstream"…but it's impossible to quantify what percentage of people is helped through integrative medicine because there are too many variables."

The disturbing truth behind the political party parents could be tricked into voting for: Mia Freedman outs 'bogus' Health Australia Party over their anti-vaxxer views

How to Increase Cellular Energy in Lyme Disease. " And all remedies; from herbs to vitamins, hormones and antibiotics, contain energetic frequencies that affect the body's energetic field—for better or worse.This has been proven scientifically, as has the fact that all of our cells contain a specific energetic frequency."

Time Magazine "You Asked: Does Acupuncture Work?." And Time gets it wrong.

Carcinodisengenuous. A compendium of misrepresentations led to a Facebook rumor claiming a long-dead doctor had recently revealed that chemotherapy doesn't work.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun 27. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26111. Contributing factors and outcomes of treatment refusal in pediatric oncology in Germany.. "Although treatment refusal or discontinuation is rare, it is accompanied by a high mortality rate."

J Pain. 2016 Jun 23. pii: S1526–5900(16)30105–5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.06.004. The effects of Tai Chi and neck exercises in the treatment of chronic non-specific neck pain: A randomized controlled trial.."No differences were found for Tai Chi compared to neck exercises. Patients' satisfaction with both exercise interventions was high, and only minor side effects were observed. Tai Chi was more effective than no treatment in improving pain in subjects with chronic non-specific neck pain. Since Tai Chi is probably as effective as neck exercises it may be considered a suitable alternative to conventional exercises for those with a preference towards Tai Chi." So exercise is equal to exercise. Hmmmm.

Vaccine. 2016 Jun 22. pii: S0264–410X(16)30472–8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.048. Hurdles to herd immunity: Distrust of government and vaccine refusal in the US, 2002–2003.

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2016 Mar;36(3):295–8. Pestle needle at Yaoyangguan bazhen and Heche-mingqiang section for 31 cases of bi syndrome at low back. Yet another from of "acupunctures." Check you the "needles."

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