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Points of Interest 08/24/2016

Authorities investigating 70 deaths linked with German clinic Should Naturopathic Doctors Be Allowed To Write Prescriptions? Eur J Psychol. 2016 Aug 19;12(3):473–88. doi: 10.5964/ejop.v12i3.1107. eCollection 2016.  Clowning in Health Care Settings: The Point of View of Adults . "clown doctors are also well-perceived by relatives" No, they are ...
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Some physician supervision restored in eighth version of California naturopathic prescribing bill

​ California Senate Bill 538 , which would liberalize naturopathic prescribing privileges, is now in its eighth version, having been amended — once again — in the Assembly just this past week. Since introduction last year, SB 538 has seesawed between substantial expansion of naturopathic scope of practice and near-defeat, indicative of the con...
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Points of Interest 08/17/2016

Music Electroacupuncture Outperforms Antidepressant Drug For Depression Are California Lawmakers Gullible Enough To Allow Naturopaths To Prescribe Drugs? "…recommending a specific amount of daily water intake for all is illogical…" Am J Case Rep. 2016 Aug 15;17:580–583. A Case Report of Poisoning Caused by Incorrect Use of Salvia. Eur J Obstet Gyne...
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Points of Interest 08/12/2016

Fundamentals of naturopathy Acupunct Med. 2016 Aug 8. pii: acupmed–2016–011058. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2016–011058. What predicts a positive response to acupuncture? A secondary analysis of three randomised controlled trials of insomnia. . "In the multivariate logistic regression analysis, only the number of years spent in full-time education remaine...
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Harm Index 08/09/2016

I do not know why I have not thought of this before. Shruggies look at pseudo-medicine and say, with a gallic shrug , what's the harm? Pseudo-medicine may be worthless, but at least it causes no harm. Complications do occur, but are few and far apart and get lost. It would nice to keep a running summary. Medicine is about risk vrs benefit and if an...
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Points of Interest 08/09/2016

Facebook bows to anti-science activists, shuts down 'We Love GMOs and Vaccines' Integrative Scientist Pizzorno: "Toxicity is the Primary Driver of Disease " Extracranial vertebral artery rupture likely secondary to "cupping therapy" superimposed on spontaneous dissection. Six signs you are being treated by a quack . He forgot to mention looking for...
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Chronic Pain: A Pseudo-Medical Trojan Rabbit

There is no argument that Oregon, and the US, has a problem with opiate addiction and chronic pain. What to do about the problem is the question. I have noticed that the pseudo-medical industrial complex has been aggressively positioning themselves as the solution to the problem. In Oregon it is driven in part by the fact that we have the seco...
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Points of Interest 07/26/2016

THE NATURAL WAY: Fewer patients, longer visits a big part of naturopathic doctor's approach . Combined with a total disconnect from reality. Physicians Sign Open Letter Calling for New Tactics in Response to Dangerous Rise in Antibiotic Resistance Va. man claimed he had cure for cancer, charged $1,200 per bottle. Cops say it's bogus, bust him. "… t...
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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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California naturopathic practice expansion bill moves forward; NY, NC and RI licensing bills fail

​ Last August, expansion of naturopathic prescribing privileges in California seemed dead when Senate Bill 538 failed to pass in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The Committee then turned around and revived the bill by granting it reconsideration.There the bill sat in limbo for almost a year. Now the bill is back in play , having been re-r...
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Points of Interest 06/28/2016

Online petition opens debate over scientific base of homoeopathy After rejecting alternative medicine, CHOP gives acupuncture a shot Introducing Debunked: Dr. Yasmin separates fact from fiction about science and medicine Portland's National College of Natural Medicine becomes university After pins-and-needles wait, acupuncture finally will be regul...
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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 06/23/2016

Stop vets offering homeopathy – placebo doesn't work for pets 7 Ways Alternative Medicine Tricks You Into Thinking It Works "We couldn't get into Medical School, so now we make it up as we go along" Americans Spend Over $30 Billion On Alternative Medicine Each Year The Homeopathic Anti-Vaxx Parents Who Killed Their Son Are Still Blaming Everyone bu...
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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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Massachusetts Senate passes naturopathic practice act

​This past week, t he Massachusetts Senate passed S. 2335 (a re-do of House Bill 1992 and Senate Bills 1205 and 2148, which it now supplants), allowing naturopaths to practice legally in Massachusetts.  This will be, by my count, the 11 th legislative session in which a naturopathic practice bill has been introduced. A bill actually passed one...
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Another survey shows naturopathic students are anti-vaccination, but "integrative medicine" wants NDs on your MD's "team" anyway

An Oral Abstract presented at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health tells us, once again, that naturopathic students are anti-vaccination. (The Abstract is Number OA08.02, on page A13.) A cross-sectional survey of 1204 students at National College of Natural Medicine, Bastyr University, and the University of Bridgeport,...
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Points of Interst 06/07/2016

Does Naturopathy work? The truth about 'natural' medicine Dr Rob Willis opens Border Energetics to offer energetic medicine via NES therapy to people in Dean Street, Albury . "A NORTH East veterinarian who specialises in energetic medicine has branched out to treat patients of the human-kind in Albury." Is using alternative medicine to treat cancer...
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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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