Points of Interest: 3/07/2014

Nonsense in the military. Battlefield acupuncture fights pain, skepticism. “Battlefield acupuncture, widely considered pain-free, is an oracular therapy specific to the surface of the ear and consists of five small needles, which remain in place for two to four days before they are removed or fall out on their own; though performed in minutes, results of the procedure are often felt within seconds.”

Call for chiros to report adverse events. But they don’t have adverse reactions: “ Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) said there had not been a single serious adverse event involving a qualified chiropractor treating a child since 1992 — either in Australia or worldwide.”

Right result but wrong reason. Healing Arts Network disbands. “An association that helped to raise awareness in McLean County for what once was called alternative therapies is disbanding, believing there is no longer a large gap between traditional Western medicine and integrative health.”

Proof that ignorance rooted in anti-vaccine movement.

Doctors in Pakistan feel threatened by anti-science proponents.

Health service promotes mindfulness for stress reduction. “The Reiki services offered at Integrative Health Services can also be known as energy medicine, a spiritual healing process designed to activate the body’s natural healing abilities. In recent years, it has become very popular with patients undergoing chemotherapy or facing a variety of ailments and diseases.”

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