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 01/03/2017

Fake Medical Journals Are Spreading, And They Are Filled With Bad Science Doctors issue new year detox health warning Cold Therapy? Maybe Better Save Your Money Will California's New 'Right to Try' Law Empower or Exploit Patients?
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JAN
03

Points of Interest 01/02/2017

Falling apart in all the right places Medicare Overpayments To Chiropractors Are Widespread Trump's reckless linkage of vaccines and autism
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JAN
01

Points of Interest 12/31/2016

Is acupuncture pseudoscience?  "Anyway my impression, for what it's worth, is that the acupuncture page on Wikipedia is not written from an NPOV, but rather it appears to be controlled by semi professional anti-CAM pseudosceptics, some of whom like to refer to acupuncture as "woo woo"."
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/30/2016

Traditional Medicine Won't Cure China's Ills Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Jan;41(2):116-33. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001310. Herbal Medicine for Low Back Pain: A Cochrane Review. . "Additional well-designed large trials are needed to test these herbal medicines against standard treatments. In general, the completeness of reporting in these trials ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/29/2016

Pharmacist Accredited Naturopath . I would think the combination would cause the head to explode. Do Alternative Medicine Cancer Treatments Work? The Truth Is In Their Price Tag From cow urine to a North Korean wonder drug: the weirdest alternative health stories of 2016 Auricular Acupuncture for Exam Anxiety in Medical Students—A Randomized C...
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DEC
30

Acupunctures for alcohol withdrawal? No. Not really

The meta-analysis is Acupuncture as an intervention to reduce alcohol dependency: a systematic review and meta-analysis . They aimed to ascertain the effectiveness of acupuncture for reducing alcohol dependence as assessed by changes in either craving or withdrawal symptoms. and after reviewing 15 RCT's, came to the conclusion that acupuncture was ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/28/2016

Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016;2016:6453657. doi: 10.1155/2016/6453657. Epub 2016 Nov 27. The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with Reduced Health-Related Quality of Life. Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 Researcher Says Texas Is Ripe for a Measles Outbreak
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DEC
28

Report from the B Ark

As I mentioned before , I suspect that the Chinese are making a medical B ark . Into the A ship would go all the leaders, scientists and other high achievers. The C ship would contain all the people who made things and did things, and the B ark would hold everyone else, such as hairdressers, telephone sanitisers and CAM providers/researchers. ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/27/2016

Will 2016 Go Down As The Beginning of a Vast Conspiracy Age? China passes law to boost traditional medicine . "The new law aims to protect and facilitate the development of TCM, requiring regional governments to set up TCM institutions in public-funded general hospitals and mother-and-child care centres."
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DEC
26

Points of Interest 12/26/2016

Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain Damage Lack of regs a sticking point for acupuncturists, who hope the Legislature will adopt a bill . Wyoming has become a sort of haven for acupuncturists who have lost their licenses in other states, J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):330-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.020. Epu...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/22/2016

Salt Shams Salt lamps cure everything -- if by "everything" you mean a lack of cozy mood lighting. 21 Charged in Minnesota Chiropractic Fraud Conspiracies Adv Neonatal Care. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000371. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome . "Strong evidence does not exist to recommend acupuncture as a routine NAS...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/21/2016

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes . Dumb statement of the week: "A course of acupuncture treatment — six to ten sessions — may stabilize the body's ability to regulate its temperature." From Sloan Kettering Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This c...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/20/2016

Geriatric Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Market driven by Rising Aging Population Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year Fake News Epidemic Started With Alternative Health News Sites Vampire therapy: Can blood from the young fight aging? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7482587. Epub 2016 Nov...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/18/2016

ACUPUNCHER Anthony Joshua acupuncture: Bover reveals he had 950 needles in his body before taking on Eric Molina AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care . "Many insurers don't adequately cover or reimburse for non-pharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, and other int...
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DEC
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Points of Interest . 12/17/2016

Cancer cure in our queen of fruits . Irresponsible journalism at its "finest". Alternative medicine deserves skeptical treatment Romania Measles Outbreak Grows, Officials Lower Age To Give Vaccine . 71,923 Romainians visited the US in 2014. Measles is a plane flight away. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed . "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute." Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city ....
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/15/2016

6 Steps to DIY Cupping Therapy for Clear Skin Front Neurol. 2016 Nov 30;7:211. eCollection 2016. Upper Trunk Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Chiropractic Manipulation. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Mar;22(3):197-203. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0146. Epub 2016 Feb 25. A Clinical Evaluation of a Hepatitis C Nosode in the Treatment of Hepatitis C. Failing ...
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DEC
16

Franchising CAM

The Joint Chiropractic is a company that has been quite successful in doing with chiropractic what McDonalds did with food. They are a nationwide system of franchised clinics whose goal is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. They have 350 Plus clinics, say they do over two million manipulations a year and ar...
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DEC
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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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