Points of Interest 08/4/2015

Can Homeopathy Treat Cancer?  Yes. Just with zero efficacy

State receives 600 complaints about chiropractic insurance cuts. "BCBST alerted chiropractors in late June of its plans to drastically cut reimbursements to just $60 per visit beginning on October 1."

Qual Health Res. 2014 Sep;24(9):1242–52. doi: 10.1177/1049732314544969. Epub 2014 Jul 30. Integrating acupuncture in an inpatient setting.. They get it wrong in the first sentance "Acupuncture, a licensed health care profession in the United States, is poorly integrated into the American health care system, despite the evidence of its effectiveness."

Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Aug 2. Chinese medicine as complementary therapy for female infertility. " However, up to present there is a lack of adequate evidences with molecular mechanistic researches and randomized controlled trials to prove the CM as an effective and safe treatment for infertility."

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 3;11(8):e0160037. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160037. eCollection 2016. Effectiveness and Economic Evaluation of Chiropractic Care for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of Pragmatic Studies. "Moderate evidence suggests that chiropractic care for LBP appears to be equally effective as physical therapy. Limited evidence suggests the same conclusion when chiropractic care is compared to exercise therapy and medical care although no firm conclusion can be reached at this time. No serious adverse events were reported for any type of care. Our review was also unable to clarify whether chiropractic or medical care is more cost-effective."

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