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Points of Interest 12/14/2016

Skepticism of Alternative Medicine Lingers . A lack of scientific evidence keeps some in the field wary."There are always going to be some physicians who are more open and flexible, and then there are going to be others who are more resistant." You mean open and flexible to science and medicine and resistant to fantasy? Somehow I think not. Consume...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestock Kinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flow More foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in China Apple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than Scientific Modern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchi...
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DEC
05

Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:219-228. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.010. Epub 2016 Oct 11. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of traditional Chinese medicine as an add-on therapy to oral montelukast in the treatment of mild persistent asthma in children . Improved the symptoms but not the actual lung function. Hmmmm. Complement Ther Med. 2016 ...
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NOV
22

Points of Interest 11/21/2016

Altern Ther Health Med. 2016 Oct;22(S3):14-22. Homeopathic Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Pregnant Women With Mental Disorders: A Double-blind, Controlled Clinical Trial. . "Homeopathy does not appear to prevent excessive body mass gain in pregnant women who are overweight or obese and suspected of having a common mental disorder." Where is...
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NOV
21

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
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Points of Interest 11/17/2016

Alternative medicine, supplement promoters selling pseudo-science 'genetic-based' treatments Why 'Naturopathic Medicine' Is An Oxymoron . "Comparing the education that physicians and naturopaths obtain in order to prepare for their professions reveals a large difference between the two. Although both schools have a four year program - the similarit...
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NOV
12

Points of Interest 11/11/2016

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill Homeopathic doctor said what? Medical board levels charges against "Be Well Associates" physician Measles: Thank WHO, Big Pharma For Saving 20 Million Lives Since 2000
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NOV
08

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
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Points of Interest 11/04/2016

​ Don't Waste Your Money On Homeopathic 'Drugs' Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill State Revokes License Of 'Integrative Medicine' Doctor After Patient Dies
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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
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Points of Interest 10/28/2016

The British National Health Service still prescribes homeopathy — an 'alternative' to modern medicine that doesn't work Cranberry for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection? . Time to Move On Support Care Cancer. 2016 Dec;24(12):4895–4899. Epub 2016 Aug 6. Acupuncture for treating hot flashes in breast cancer patients: an updated meta-analysis. . "T...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S0735–6757(16)30690–8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.001. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review. . "In conclusion, for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular LBP, available evidence does not support the use of spinal manipulation...
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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
18

Points of Interest 10/17/2016

Local Chiropractor Talks About Alternative Solutions In Preventing Flu . Demonstrating yet again they know knowing. All CAM providers should be named Jon Snow . Acupuncture ineffective as infertility treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Pediatrician Explains Why Anti-Vaxxers' 'Big Pharma' Paranoia Makes Zero Sense Review: Plant-Based E...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/16/2016

What is homeopathy ? "Homeopathy was founded approximately over two hundred years ago and also established itself as one of the safest and cheap methods of treatment." Yet totally worthless. Medical Mystery: Chest pain, a heart attack, and odd bruises . Moxibustion for a heart attack is not such a good idea. The deadly love of natural cures . "GREG...
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OCT
15

Points of Interest 10/14/2016

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 4;6(1):e008973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen–2015–008973.   Evidence of Chinese herbal medicine Duhuo Jisheng decoction for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials . Same as it ever was: "However, the effectiveness and safety of DJD is uncertain because of the limited number of trials and low meth...
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OCT
14

Homeopathy: Killing People Now or Killing People Later

Homeopathy occasionally kills people. Usually it is death by omission. The patient has a disease that requires real medicines like a streptococcal infection and instead gets homeopathy. The result is death The family of a Calgary woman facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son say they're in shock over the alleg...
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OCT
14

Points of Interest 10/13/2016

Higher cardiovascular risk seen with calcium supplements What's the Role of Homeopathy in Treating Epilepsy? A funeral? The economic burden of unvaccinated adults: $7.1 billion Naturopathic Medicine Week And The Problem Of Endemic Quackery, Like Ozone Therapy Why Words Matter (In And Out Of The Locker Room) . "But I'm pretty sure that Einstein's fa...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/12/2016

A LOOK AT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN FLORIDA . "Stan Welch, a regular patient at Dr. Monhollan's center, said he pays about $1,200 for a series of chelation treatments every couple of years. He believes in it, along with eating only whole foods and fasting now and then." Homeopathic Teething Products Might Have Killed 10 Kids Update Good Effects Of Ho...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/10/2016

Should researchers study bunk science? Among respected scientists, a debate ensues . "The debate centers on whether it's still valid — or even ethical — to do research on products called nosodes, which are marketed as homeopathic "vaccines."" FDA Hammers Homeopaths, And More Media Links This Week Germany's 'alternative' clinics offer false hope to ...
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