Points of Interest 04/20/2016

Why we need consumer guides for complementary and alternative medicine. I would suggest this site and Science-Based Medicine.

Prince Charles's ideas about medicine may seriously harm your health.

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?. Nope.

Pakistan polio: Seven killed in anti-vaccination attack. "Islamist militants oppose vaccination, saying it is a Western conspiracy to sterilise Pakistani children."

J Prim Health Care. 2015 Jun 1;7(2):124–9. How and why patients use acupuncture: an interpretive phenomenological study.

Altern Ther Health Med. 2016 Apr;22 Suppl 1:14–23. Integrative Medicine System Based on Music.. "Specifically, the authors have explored the physician-patient interaction, developing a model of that interaction within the context of music therapy. That model is based on ancient Ayurvedic principles and on research from modern physics and biology, such as that on quantum consciousness, chaos theory, the statistical theory of communication, information theory, and neurodynamics."

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 18;4:CD007854. Acupuncture for dysmenorrhoea. "There is insufficient evidence to demonstrate whether or not acupuncture or acupressure are effective in treating primary dysmenorrhoea, and for most comparisons no data were available on adverse events. The quality of the evidence was low or very low for all comparisons. The main limitations were risk of bias, poor reporting, inconsistency and risk of publication bias."

A fool and her money . . .
Points of Interest 04/17/2016

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