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Points of Interest 01/18/2016

Chiropractic Board of Australia accused of failing to act on misleading claims . "The board is accused of failing to sanction practitioners who have broken advertising laws by making false claims about the benefits of their treatments, such as the ability to cure asthma, or to stop crying in babies." Acupuncture no better than sham treatment for ho...
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Let The Infections Continue

The results are in from the hearing to adopt a rule in Oregon that would require Oregon licensees practicing acupuncture to follow clean needle technique and require the use of only disposable, single-use acupuncture needles. It was decided not to adopt the rule. Instead of making best practice a rule, the OMB determined it would be most appropriat...
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The people that regulate plasma donation realize this problem with acupuncture. One of the questions is if you've had major surger... Read More
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Points 01/17/2016

Sao Paulo Med J. 2015 Dec;133(6):540. doi: 10.1590/1516–3180.20151336T1. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis. . When an intervention is not better than placebo, it is not effective. Except acupuncture: " There is no evidence for an effect of 'true' acupuncture over sham interventions, though this is difficult to interpret, as exact point location ...
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Points of Interest 01/13/2016

Acute Pharyngeal Hemorrhage as a Fatal Complication Arising from Acupotomy with Needle-knife: A Case Report . Victor Dominocielo: The Doctors' Apology Florida Whooping Cough Outbreak Fuels Anti-Vaxxers . A rash of whooping cough among Florida preschoolers gives new rhetoric to the anti-vaccine movement. Two-Week-Old Baby Getting a Chiropractic Adju...
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Points of Interest 01/10/2016

Alternative medicine made legal . Insurer now covers holistic care J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Jan 8. Unanticipated Insights into Biomedicine from the Study of Acupuncture . From Folk Medicine to Science: TCM in the 21st Century
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Points of Interest 01/07/2016

American expat engineer 'lived with the decomposing body of his son for a MONTH in his house in Spain after trying to cure him with alternative medicine when he fell ill' Confessions of a former naturopathic patient: I am not getting better and it is not my fault Five ways to mislead people with seemingly rigorous trials Why being against genetical...
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Points of Interest 01/01/2016

Chiropractors promoting anti-vaccination views despite rules . Diabetes is the most common disease. You can cure its permanently with Homeopathy treatment. . Delusions on the net. Three common myths about naturopathy . Well, one out of three ain't bad. Sonoma school district ready for new state immunization requirements How to handle worsening of c...
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Points of Interest 12/29/2015

Anti-vaccine Californians are rich, white, but not necessarily highly educated Health campaigns focusing on scientific data may not help restore herd immunity. Highlighting A Law Professor Who's Helping To Support Vaccination 6 Bizarre Health Treatments You Should Try at Least Once ."Alternative medicine and treatments do not always have the resear...
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The Difference Between Reporting and Realty.

At one time I thought that the B students when into journalism. Now? I sometimes think they didn't even graduate college. For example, take the reporting on The Use of Acupuncture for Pain Management in Pediatric Patients: A Single-Arm Feasibility Study . A preliminary study on 55 children who received 8 acupuncture sessions for chronic pain. No sh...
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From the abstract (emphasis added) - "Acupuncture on broad indications in infants appears to be a WESTERN PRACTICE with little bas... Read More
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Clever Hans Redux. Sort of.

A favorite historical example of how humans can fool themselves and, as a result others, is Clever Hans. Clever Hans was a horse that could do mathematical calculations. Well, not really. It was his owner that did the calculation and the horse was responding to his owners involuntary cues to get the correct answer. It is a classic example of the ob...
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Points of Interest 12/23/2015

Coming of the Light: The 2015 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine Indian J Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Feb;47(1):1–3. doi: 10.4103/0253–7613.150301. Time to sensitize medical graduates to the Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy. And when you are done teach astrology to astronomy students. Practitioner Perspectiv...
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Points of Interest 12/20/2015

The science myths that will not die False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science. Cloquet woman offers "original medicine" to clients Acupuncture 'safe and effective' for chronic pain in children In Defence of Witch Doctors and Alternative Medicine
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Points of Interest 12/17/2015

Does acupuncture work for chronic pain in the neck? Concussion, Inc.: The big business of treating brain injuries Dry needling is acupuncture . You mean worthless? HIV Nosode: The Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trial. Why You've Never Heard of Korean Medicine Lawmakers offer alternative to cold medicine sales crackdown Barriers to the Entry of Biofield H...
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Points of Interest 12/13/15

Woman's chicken pox party concerns authorities Atlanto-axial infection after acupuncture . Anti-vaxxer's baby hospitalised with whooping cough ANOTHER FLU VACCINE MYTH – BIG PHARMA PROFITS
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Points of Interest 12/10/2015

Keeping your immune system healthy . Why 'Tolerating' Anti-Vaxxers Is a Losing Strategy . Anti-vaccination school hit by chickenpox epidemic . At least 25 per cent of pupils have been hit by the illness in the past fortnight. Heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and endangered species DNA found in traditional Chinese medicines, research finds When Acupunc...
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Public Hearing On Acupuncture Needles

The Oregon Medical Board Newsletter arrived today and in it was the announcement of a public hearing on proposed rules for acupuncture. The hearing is tomorrow at noon and they will accept written comments until noon tomorrow (12/5/15) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A modified version of what follows was submitted to the OMB. OAR 847–070–0021 ...
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Points of Interest 12/03/2015

Fisher and Singh go head to head on NHS homeopathy ban proposal . Copyright Can't Be Asserted in Chiropractic Procedure . Exp Ther Med. 2015 Oct;10(4):1247–1252. Epub 2015 Jul 23.  Is acupuncture no more than a placebo? Extensive discussion required about possible bias . The Toxic 'Chemical Hypocrisy' Of Food Babe, Joseph Mercola And Mark Hyma...
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Points of Interest 11/28/2015

Harriet Hall: Science Based Medicine . 10 lectures on CAM. 'No jab, no pay' laws could send anti-vax parents underground in search for vaccine-free childcare What the hell's wrong with us? Autism, vaccines and why some people believe Jenny McCarthy over every doctor .  There are reams of scientific literature, and then the comfort of conspirac...
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Asthma and Acupuncture. Why Even Bother?

"If I have seen further than other men it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." Newton said that, but being a bit of snot it has been suggested that he was also poking fun at Robert Hooke, who was on short side. For the most part science and medicine build upon prior work and over time the mistakes and issues of prior studies are weed...
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Points of Interest 11/27/2015

Father loses custody of boys after refusing to stop trying to cure their autism through homeopath . Forget the Vitamins, Get a Flu Shot Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:328642. Epub 2015 Nov 1. Effectiveness and Safety of Manufactured Chinese Herbal Formula for Knee Osteoarthritis: Insights from a Systematic Review. " Same as it ever w...
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