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Chiropractic Manipulation

The headline seemed like the usual infomercial that fill my feeds: Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance . I probably would not have read the whole article if I had not been tipped off that it contained an interesting description of an interaction with a patient and a "chiropractor who had been so highly recommended by a friend." Too bad sh...
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Virtual homeopathy clinic Welcome Cure raises $6M . A nonexistent clinic for a nonexistent therapy. Whoa. Laser acupuncture before heel lancing for pain management in healthy term newborns: a randomised controlled trial . The Chiropractic Care of Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties. The perils of P values, in Chalkdust magazine .
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/06/2015

Supreme Court won't hear anti-vaccine case How a Vaccine Is Like a Banana—and Why That's Good . "The anti-vax crowd is forever daring people to read the fine print on vaccine packages. OK, let's do that" Dr. Oz Is Telling New York City Cops How To Stay Healthy And They Don't Like It Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance .  Headline-Con...
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Points of Interest 10/03/2015

Not enough signatures: Vaccine opponents fall short in ballot effort The 4 types of non-vaccinators Newsweek: Anti-Vaxxers Accidentally Fund a Study Showing No Link Between Autism and Vaccines Breast cancer: Don't waste time on alternative treatments Cervical Epidural Hematoma after Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Therapy in a Patient with an Undi...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 09/30/2015

U.S. 'right to try' laws may not help dying get unapproved drugs Foes of California vaccine law file petitions for referendum Concern as GPs refer kids to chiropractors and osteopaths Governor Declares October as "Chiropractic Month" "What is Chiropractic? Well, according to the fictional mother from the television comedy That '70s Show, Kitty, "it...
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VA, TRICARE and HPSAs don't need chiropractors

Chiropractors are again trying to muscle their way further into the American health care system, not by dint of their being a demand for their services, but rather through the political process. Two bills now before Congress would force the VA and TRICARE , the military's health benefit system, to offer chiropractic services. Another would give chi...
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Points of Interest 09/26/2015

Staunchly defending the basic human right to harm children Moms Across America consults a mystic J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Sep 24.] Evaluation of the Effect of Reflexology on Pain Control and Analgesic Consumption After Appendectomy. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jan-Mar;4(1):74-7. doi: 10.5455/jice.20140929114417. Epub 2014 Nov 28.  Ho...
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Points of Interest 09/24/2015

Thundering herd California's anti-vaccine brigade and the dark side of individualism James McEnaney: Why NHS Scotland should stop wasting money on homeopathy Swiss government approves national diploma in yoga . " In April this year, ayurveda was also included for a separate national diploma in naturopathy medicine along with Chinese and European tr...
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Points of Interest 09/23/2015

National Chiropractic Health Month 2015 Twitter Chat . Join in the conversation Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 pm ET. To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments . The Dangerous Doctors of the G.O.P. Integrative Medicine Makes Inroads While Acceptance Increases Deeply religious Jimmy Carter embraces cutting edge science in cancer ...
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Points of Interest 09/21/2015

The Alternative Medicine Racket: How the Feds Fund Quacks Butala Emporium, Inc. Recalls Eleven Ayurvedic Dietary Supplements Because of Elevated Levels of Lead and Mercury Menopause. 2015 Sep 17. Nonhormonal management of menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms: 2015 position statement of The North American Menopause Society. ."There are negative, ...
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Gallup Poll: Patients choose MDs over chiropractors for back and neck pain

​An MD is the first choice of 54% of American adults when choosing a health care provider for back or neck pain, according to a recent Gallup poll . Only 29% would choose a chiropractor. Then why does a graphic touting the poll's results on the Palmer College of Chiropractic website say that 57% of adults are likely to see a chiropractor for t...
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Points of Interest 09/08/2015

Majority in U.S. Say Chiropractic Works for Neck, Back Pain Homeopathy or a horse on the NHS? Only one is rational Health authorities horrified that woman wants to open an anti-vaccination child care center in Australia Adverse events associated with acupuncture: a clinicopathologic review. " The most common adverse event was infectious skin diseas...
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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 Quacks .  The 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 Alter...
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Points of Interest 08/27/2015

Why alternative medicine should be integrated into conventional health care . I always like to quote me: Integrating cow pie into apple pie does not make the cow pie better, it makes the apple pie worse. Offering homeopathy waters down University of Toronto's reputation, critics claim Study reveals that a lot of psychology research really is just '...
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Points in Interest 08/20/2015

Systematic review of acupuncture to control hot flashes in cancer patients. Can you predict the conclusion? Same as it ever was. "In conclusion, the current level of evidence is insufficient to either support or refute the benefits of acupuncture for the management of HFs in cancer patients. Future studies should provide within-group and between-gr...
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Points of Interest 08/06/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:641704. Sympathetic Arousal during a Touch-Based Healing Ritual Predicts Increased Well-Being . When apes groom each other they relax. J Headache Pain. 2014 Oct 2;15:67. doi: 10.1186/1129–2377–15–67.  Manual therapies for primary chronic headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trial...
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Points of Interest 08/03/2015

Simple intervention can moderate anti-vaccination beliefs, study finds Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy . Alternative menopause therapies deemed 'ineffective . "...he estimated 490,000 Australian women using alternative medicines for menopausal symptoms are wasting their money, say researchers. Nosode homeopathic labels mu...
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JUL
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More Metastasis of Pseudo-Medicine

Oregon has a problem with prescription pain pills .  Oregon leads the nation in the abuse of such drugs, federal statistics show, with the state's rate of prescription drug abuse 39 percent higher than the national average. Why that is, I do not know. As an Infectious Disease doctor I prescribe a narcotic about once a year. There are a real pr...
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Chiropractors Sneaking into Hospitals to Adjust Newborns

My new favorite quote: "The opposite of good is not bad. The opposite of good is good intentions." There are a lot variations of the intent of that quote over at Goodreads s uch as "The problem is that no matter how good your intentions, eventually you want to kill someone yourself." I thought of this when I saw the headline More chiropractors sanc...
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Guest — reasonablehank
Here is my list of articles which cover this saga. They arose because I caught chiropractors bragging about sneaking into hospital... Read More
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 05:32
Guest — Ken McLeod
Well said, Mark, although I think you will find there's no Adverse Event Reporting System in chiroquackery. They just make the nu... Read More
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 06:15
Guest — Ken McLeod (again)
I forgot to mention, you were spot on in surmising that 'germ theory is not high on their list.' Some of them preach to expectant... Read More
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 06:21
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Points of Interest 07/27/2015

HOMEOPATHY HAS NO PLACE IN PHARMACY: CANADIAN PHARMACIST . "A Canadian pharmacist has slammed the sale of homeopathic remedies in community pharmacy, stating that homeopathy and science are mutually exclusive." More chiropractors sanctioned for sneaking into hospitals to treat babies . Naturopath Marilyn Bodnar pleads not guilty over advice that ne...
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