Mark Crislip aka sbmsdictator.  The 'nym is an attempt at ironic humor. Not everyone sees it as such.


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Points of Interest 04/26/2017

FDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products DSHEA Allowed 23 Yrs Of Disgraceful Cancer Claims By Supplement Makers J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0323. Acupuncture for Pain and Nausea in the Intensive Care Unit: A Feasibility Study in a Public Safety Net Hospital. " The most common single TCM diagnosis was Qi an...
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Get to Know Beatrice Vio on World Meningitis Day

There is no end of people at their worst. They are everywhere. They troll the internet, are interviewed on Tucker Carlson , or run countries.  They seem to dominate media. Then there are those people who give you hope that mankind doesn't always have to be  a worthless sack of garbage. There are people with courage that I can only hope I ...
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Points of Interest 04/25/2017

  Bill would let chiropractors do physical exams for student athletes Nearly eight in ten Canadians have used alternative medicines: survey States with the highest child vaccine rates Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/acr.23262. Self-Acupressure for Older Adults with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlle...
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Points of Interest 04/24/2017

Bill to Guarantee Insurance for Naturopaths Held for Review California Has A Deadly Problem With Regulating Naturopathic Doctors What Your Alternative Health Provider Might Not Tell You About Megadosing Supplements More than half of Spaniards continue to believe that homeopathy works Acupuncturist told to 'smarten up' after leaving 40mm needle in m...
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Points of Interest 04/23/2017

RFK Jr vaccine beliefs – why experienced journalists don't take him seriously Steinberg: Bebe Vio raises her foil against anti-vax hysteria Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-017-2753-9. Conventional acupuncture for cardiac arrhythmia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials . Acupuncture as population control? The Amer...
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Points of Interest 04/22/2017

Chiropractor Discovers The Cause Of Diabetes . For real. Not the Onion. Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis . For real Not the Onion. Bill Nye Reminds Anti-Vaxers of the "Paradox of Protection" Anti-Vaxxers Are Furious With Sesame Street "Normalizing" Autism What kind of heartless jackass sees a much-needed advocate for autis...
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Points of Interest 04/21/2017

Activist says Manitoba Health was 'deceitful' to withhold chiropractic report Pat Chevrier sought report in 2007 freedom-of-information request Naturopathic Doctor Attempts Character Assassination Of Colorado Senator Vaccine fears driving measles outbreak among Somalis in Hennepin Co . Now 12 cases.
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Products without Chemicals: Cosmetics Join Homeopathic Products at CVS

In my feeds I received CVS Health Takes Major Step to Address Chemicals of Consumer Concern : Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products. A full list of the forbidden chemicals can be found here . Parabens are a preservative found in a variety ...
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Points of Interest 04/20/2017

Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things Can Tea Bags Help With a Vaginal Tear? Here's How To Use Them Publicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says Paper which was never made public calls previous report on chiropractic health-care savi...
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Points of Interest 04/19/2017

Maine Naturopaths Rally Behind Bill to Guarantee Insurance  Naturopaths in Maine are rallying behind a bill designed to prevent insurers from discriminating against health care providers who are licensed by the state. Following in the footsteps of Viagra, female libido booster Addyi shows up in supplements Anti-vaxxers "targeted" Minnesota's S...
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Top 10 US Hospitals. Marching Away from Science

This Saturday will be the March for Science. I hope to attend in Portland if I am not too busy with call. I was curious how the premier medical institutions in the US are responding to the March and compare it their use of pseudo-science. What follows are the top 10 US hospitals according to US News and World Reports . Are they supporting the March...
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Points of Interest 04/18/2017

Homeopathy. 2016 Aug;105(3):233-9. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 May 13. Survey on hand gestures relevance in patient practitioner communication: a homeopathic example . I got your hand gesture for homeopaths right here. CJEM. 2017 Apr 17:1-6. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.19. Back pain in the emergency department: Pathological fracture follow...
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Points of Interest 04/17/2017

I watched Alex Jones give his viewers health advice. Here's what I learned. There's a "fungus epidemic." And Infowars' Jones has just the supplements to stop it. Advertising by some Manitoba chiropractors undermines public health, expert says CBC News found many chiropractor websites containing statements at odds with public health advice
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Points of Interest 04/16/2017

Colorado May Green-Light Naturopathic Doctors, Against Warning Inquiry ordered into anti-vax group's 'charity' fundraising
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Points of Interest 04/15/2017

Others profit from our medical lore . Boo hoo. Everyone co-opting TCPM. Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10. pii: S0953-6205(17)30130-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.03.026. Error, contradiction and reversal in science and medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:7498763. doi: 10.1155/2017/7498763. Epub 2017 Mar 20. Clinical Evaluation of Acup...
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Points of Interest 04/14/17

Homeopathy company launches nationwide recall of tablets blamed for infant seizures . Months later. This Dramatic Graph Shows How the Pro-Vaccine Movement Can Win In 'stealth move,' Michigan refines vaccine waivers, improves rate among kids Doctors have decades of experience fighting "fake news." Here's how they win . Pharmaceutical giant 'plotted ...
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Points of Interest 04/13/2017

Progress on health coverage for acupuncture in Vermont. Patients Who Need Treatment Beyond the Spine Many D.C.s coordinate their patients' overall healthcare and see patients with conditions not traditionally associated with chiropractic care. 9 ridiculous things Rocky anti-vaccers said in measles scare The Texas Department of State Health Services...
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Points of Interest 04/12/2017

Legal opinion could curb 'dry needling' practice by physical therapists . But they wear gloves. The Immunity Community A Community Engagement Strategy for Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Dec 24;194:774-780. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.11.012. Epub 2016 Nov 10. Safety of essential bee venom pharmacopuncture as assessed in a randomized ...
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Points of Interest 04/11/2017

Homeopathy: Be Aware Of Its Three Insane Principles World Homeopathy Awareness Week: Try homeopathy for these 7 diseases that usually need surgery, suggests an expert . Evidently an expert in lunacy. Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn ugly People Who Don't Vaccinate Their Kids Are Selfish Kaiser Permanente study tests new way t...
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Delphi and Acupuncture

The Delphi method is a way to develop a consensus when there is uncertainly as to the best option. A panel of experts is given a problem to which there is no clear answer. They respond, and those responses are sent back for review. Everyone considers the responses and reply again.  Rinse, lather, repeat until a consensus is reached. How t...
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