DEC
10

Points of Interest 12/09/2016

Health Experts: Don't Treat Child's First Sign of Fever . I hate agreeing with ND's. It feels unnatural. Chiropractic Care Now Covered By Most Insurance Plans . Opportunity knocks: Ocean County chiropractor accused of insurance fraud This will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating . "The treatment...
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DEC
08

Points of Interest 12/07/2016

An outbreak of mumps? Blame the anti-vaxxers J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Jul 20;23(1):35-45. eCollection 2016. Chiropractic Identity: A Neurological, Professional, and Political Assessment. . " have shown increasing commitments to research." J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Sep 3;23(1):68-76. eCollection 2016. Toxins, Toxicity, and Endotoxemia : A Historical an...
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DEC
04

Disgraced former physician Andrew Wakefield is keynote speaker at upcoming chiropractic "pediatrics" conference

Disgraced former British physician and anti-vaccination crank Andrew Wakefield will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Annual Conference on Chiropractic Pediatrics , December 9-11 (at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, in Maui, no less), put on  by the ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. The topic...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Children's Mercy doctor uses acupuncture in addition to standard medicine to treat young headache patients ."She used to think that acupuncture simply harnessed the power of placebo, but not anymore. "As a physician, I actually don't have a great explanation for how it works, but I can't deny what I see," she said." Chiropractic and Spinal Manipula...
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DEC
02

Points of Interest

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms . Remember the wise words of Edzard Ernst concerning studies that compare an intervention to usual care. It is "a study-design which is virtually sure to generate nothing but positive results." Chiropractor responds to lawsuit . "A lawsuit alleges that a Twin Citie...
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NOV
30

Points of Interest 11/29/2016

poi 11.29.16 Have A Migraine? Get A Back Rub - Skip The Chiropractor.  It is all placebo. Trump met with prominent anti-vaccine activists during campaign Stopping the Spread of Japan's Antivaccine Panic . "Japanese women's health is increasingly at risk as public-health policy is driven by conspiracy theories, misguided political interference ...
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NOV
29

Points of Interest 11/28/2016

Chiropractic - is it all it's cracked up to be and do the benefits outweigh the risks? Mirror columnist Dr Miriam Stoppard discusses how she's learned to be sceptical about chiropractic 4 Posture Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Can Use . "Get Regular Chiropractic Treatment". I think that should be avoid Chiropractic Treatment. Find out if non-conve...
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NOV
28

Points of Interest 11/27/2016

Death from acupuncture . From poor technique leading to bloodstream infection. Spine J. 2016 Nov 22. pii: S1529-9430(16)31063-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.11.003. The quality of placebos used in randomized, controlled trials of lumbar and pelvic joint thrust manipulation - a systematic review. . "Imperfect placebos are ubiquitous in clinical trial...
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NOV
24

Points of Interest Thanksgiving 2016

Chiropractic is back in the Medicare crosshairs again . "The OIG has started another round of audits to recapture money paid out inappropriately to chiropractors by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) system." ALL money paid to chiropracters is inappropriate. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Dec;35:96-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.07.02...
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Points of Interest 11/22/2016

How Katie May's unfortunate death impacts the chiropractic community Dry needling could all be a placebo — but you should still try it
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Points of Interest 11/20/2016

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Nov;25:155-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 30. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pregnancy and its impact on obstetric outcome. " The most common type of herbs used was akar kayu bunga Fatimah (37.7%) and gamat (13.4%). In our study, usage of selusuh product and akar kayu bunga Fat...
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NOV
16

Points of Interest 11/15/2015

Chiropractic therapy is key to helping patients recover from addiction . By State Rep. Joshua Peters. " When misalignments, what are termed subluxations, occur in a patient's spine, the neurotransmitters' functions are interrupted and can inhibit a person's sense of well-being. In addition, releasing stress along the spine improves the functioning ...
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13

Points of Interest 11/12/2016

A massive nonprofit rejected a bunch of donated vaccines from Pfizer — and now the drug giant is offering them at a lower price Parents are insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinations Chiropractic Adjustment Video Is Getting Loads Of Attention, And We Can't Figure Out Why . I have noted that manipulation demonstrations are almost always done on...
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NOV
11

Points of Interest 11/10/2016

Positioning chiropractic as a family healthcare lifestyle . "I have always said that chiropractors are trained to care for the whole body, therefore they are the most qualified to take care of children." How to fool the public with a clinical trial that can't fail 3 reasons researchers are terrified about Donald Trump's presidency
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/08/2016

Forsch Komplementmed. 2016;23(5):290–300. Epub 2016 Sep 28.   Genus Epidemicus: Are Notions of Entanglement Relevant to the Homeopathic Understanding of Epidemic Disease? . The time cube of homeopathy. Bilateral Thalamic Infarction After Traumatic Vertebral Artery Dissection . Chiropractic in action. Quantifying needle motion during acupunctur...
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NOV
02

Points of Interest 11/01/2016

The Chiro Kids: Some Moms Swear by It, but Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Babies? . Dr. Novella says " "The idea of a tiny baby needing to have their back realigned is just pure nonsense. This is just subjecting children to an unpleasant procedure without any evidence or benefit or even an assurance that it is reasonably safe. This is completely une...
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OCT
30

Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Real doctors are 'holistic'. Alternative practitioners are anything but Kids and chiropractic care: does it work? . "Just remember that the benefits are specific to every care, and so each person may experience effectiveness in a slightly different manner." 'Embodiment of pseudoscience': Deepak Chopra bad choice for Edmonton autism conference says ...
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OCT
22

Points of Interest 10/22/2016

J Mol Sci. 2016 Jan 15;17(1). pii: E114. doi: 10.3390/ijms17010114. Herb-Induced Liver Injury in the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study. Cranio. 2016 Oct 20:1–7. Relationship between craniocervical orientation and center of force of occlusion in adults . Chiropractors do the weirdest tooth fairy science: "This case controlled study discerned if...
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OCT
21

Homeopaths and Chiropractors really don't care if they kill you.

The last several weeks have been hard on pseudo-medical providers. First, a homeopathic teething product that was not so dilute that it could have contained deadly nightshade was removed from the market by the FDA. It may have killed 10 children and harmed 400 more. One would think pulling the product would be a good thing. In real medicine we tend...
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OCT
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Chiropractic "accident" resulted in death Medicare Spent $359 Million on Unnecessary Chiropractic Care in 2013, Audit Finds All chiropractic care after the first 30 treatments was unnecessary, according to a federal review Why chiropractic patient retention lies in instruments How to become an all-cash chiropractic practice
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