Points of Interest 09/05/2015

From the Cleveland Clinic: 3 Things You Should Know About Chiropractors. "Chiropractors focus on prevention."

The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund QuacksThe NIH has spent $5.5 billion on bringing quackery—from faith healing to homeopathy—right into the heart of the American medical establishment.

The Dark Side of Alternative Medicine and Holistic Healing
Some forms of holistic healing come perilously close for blaming sick people for things beyond their control.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:613182. doi: 10.1155/2015/613182. Epub 2015 Aug 3.
A Complex Multiherbal Regimen Based on Ayurveda Medicine for the Management of Hepatic Cirrhosis Complicated by Ascites: Nonrandomized, Uncontrolled, Single Group, Open-Label Observational Clinical Study.. Why bother?

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Sep 1;9:CD001929. Massage for low-back pain."We have very little confidence that massage is an effective treatment for LBP."

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Kaiser Health News: Quoting Barbara Lowe Fisher is...

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