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Points of Interest 08/4/2015

Can Homeopathy Treat Cancer?   Yes. Just with zero efficacy State receives 600 complaints about chiropractic insurance cuts . "BCBST alerted chiropractors in late June of its plans to drastically cut reimbursements to just $60 per visit beginning on October 1." Qual Health Res. 2014 Sep;24(9):1242–52. doi: 10.1177/1049732314544969. Epub 2014 J...
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Points of Interest 07/28/2016

Should You Visit a Chiropractor for Back Pain? . No. CMS: people-oriented health care, or undermining integrity? I Regret Hiring an Anti-Vaccine Zealot to Care for My Sick Son J Cancer Res Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;12(2):535–42. doi: 10.4103/0973–1482.172716. Acupuncture for hot flashes in women with breast cancer: A systematic review . What a conclusion....
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Points of Interest 07/24/2106

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7210705. doi: 10.1155/2016/7210705. Epub 2016 Jun 29. Liver Governs Tendon: A Theory from Traditional Chinese Medicine-Evidence from a Population-Based Matched Cohort Study in Taiwan for the Association of Chronic Liver Disease and Common Diseases in the Chiropractic Office. Brisbane homeopath Cyena Car...
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Points of Interst 07/17/2016

Jill Stein Promotes Homeopathy, Panders On Vaccines BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jul 13;16(1):216. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1175-0. Evidence-based practice, research utilization, and knowledge translation in chiropractic: a scoping review. From the land of understatement: "However, much remains to be done for chiropractors to routinely apply evid...
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Anti-vaccine propagandist Andrew Wakefield to speak at "chiropractic pediatrics" conference

There is so much wrong with the upcoming International Chiropractors Association Pediatrics Council annual conference it is hard to know where to begin, but we'll start with the fact that there is such a thing as a chiropractor who fancies himself (or herself) as a specialist who cares for pediatric patients and pregnant women. The Pediatrics Counc...
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Points of Interest 07/12/2016

Doctors Couldn't Cure My Psoriasis. Could a Naturopath? "We got down to the examination quickly. She pulled out two different medications and placed them on her desk. At her direction, I positioned one hand between the drugs, and she silently swung a silver pendulum over it. She watched the weight swing back and forth intently, then immediately gra...
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Points of Interest 07/09/2016

ACCC investigates chiropractic clinic. "The ACCC has been asked to investigate after a man died while using a hyberbaric chamber run by a deregistered Melbourne chiropractor. - See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2016/07/09/accc-investigates-chiropractic-clinic-after-death.html#sthash.q2xxnqtZ.dpuf" Cochrane Database Syst Rev. ...
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Points of Interest 06/25/2016

Naturopaths: rubbish at healthcare, excellent at character-assassination Popular treatment known as 'cupping therapy' leaves man with seven holes in his back Research finds significant increase in use of chiropractic services among veterans Jane Hansen: There's a whole lot of quackery going on in the Health Australia Party The Role Of Acupuncture I...
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Points of Interest 06/21/2016

How A Former Naturopath Can Help Unravel The Trickery of Alternative Medicine Naturopaths (Unfortunately) Just Took A Small Step Toward Legitimacy Anti-vaxxers still pushing "parental rights issue" despite dangerous results Vaxxed Filmmakers Support Parents Convicted of Letting Their Toddler Die of Meningitis Health journalism has a serious evidenc...
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Points of Interest 06/19/2006

Sydney naturopath appears in court over baby who almost starved to death BMJ. 2016 Jun 16;353:i3380. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3380. Liverpool residents vote to stop homeopathy funding by CCG . Anti-Vax Activists Are Trying to Dox a 12-Year-Old Budding Scientist They Think Is a 'Hoax' Journal Homeopathy delisted by Thompson Reuters PETITION LAUNCHED TO STO...
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Points of Interest 06/12/2016

Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun 10. pii: acupmed–2015–011024. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2015–011024. Acupuncture for the treatment of hiccups following stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. . " However, due to the limited number of RCTs and poor methodology quality, we cannot reach a definitive conclusion, hence further large, rigorously designed trials...
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Points of Interest 06/06/2016

Commission has failed in its duty to protect public, says group of doctors Fraud, Medical Errors and Other Media Links This Weekend Elsevier Selected to Publish Open Access Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Publishes Landmark White Paper : Non-Pharmaceutical Pain Management is a Safer Strategy than Op...
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Points of Interest 06/04/2016

Spoon-bending workshop, widely ridiculed online, pulled by university A Medical Invention That Sounds Too Good to Be True Often Is Acupunct Med. 2016 Jun 2. pii: acupmed–2016–011074. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2016–011074. Treatment of insulin resistance by acupuncture: a review of human and animal studies. Why do unscientific claims by some chiropractor...
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Points of Interest 06/02/2016

Notes from the Field: Investigation of Hepatitis C Virus Transmission Associated with Injection Therapy for Chronic Pain — California, 2015 Does Acupuncture Cause Adultery? From homeopathy to anti-vaccination: why people believe 'quack science' Tennessee Doctor Says His Clinic Won't Administer Vaccines Anymore Because "They Can Cause Autism" Zika C...
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Points of Interest 05/30/2016

TN: 17-year-old diabetic boy dies after stopping insulin injections on advice of therapist Naturopathy: A Pre-holiday Rant Alternative reality: Patients who spurn chemo for natural remedies When Should My Baby See a Chiropractic Physician? Never? Does your dog need acupuncture? No. And does that dog look happy? The cost of alternative medicine Inte...
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Ohio House Bill 276: Another scheme to increase chiropractors' income and achieve PCP status

​ Ohio House Bill 276 specifically authorizes a chiropractor to administer, sell and provide advice regarding dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies and non-prescription drugs "to restore and maintain health."  Giving nutritional advice was already part of chiropractic scope of practice, but this bill makes it explicit that they can adminis...
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Chiropractic Irony

I have been around long enough to see ebb and flow in medicine. A while back the message was we were letting too many people suffer from chronic pain and needed to be more liberal with pain medications. No good deed goes unpunished. Now the message is opiate addiction is the problem. Chronic pain is a difficult issue that medicine sh...
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Points of Interest 05/25/2016

Herbal Remedies May Be an Overlooked Global Health Hazard After Nixing 'VAXXED,' Robert De Niro is Considering Making His Own Documentary Homeopathy. 2016 May;105(2):180–5. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2015.11.001. Epub 2016 Apr 1. What do homeopathic doctors think of vaccines? An international online survey . Chiropractors Push For Ability To Prescribe Pai...
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Points of Interest 05/23/2016

Day in the Life of an Advanced- Practice DC (Pt. 2) A chronic illness reveals, for a 20-something, secrets about life, body and mind Don't take thyroid supplements : Sorry, there's nothing magical about breakfast Naturopaths have weaseled their way into the healthcare system, and they want more. Take a look at this doozy of an naturopathic exam que...
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Points of Interest 05/19/2016

Chiropractors allegedly caught sneaking into maternity wards to treat newborns Pretend medicine The quack-up . The appeal of unproven alternative treatments is undimmed Tai Chi no different from standard physiotherapy for arthritis The dangers of unnecessary "gluten free" diets and their negative impact on people with celiac disease. Our bodies mak...
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