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 04/13/2017

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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Points of Interest 04/10/2017

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar commits $100m to fight 'fake news' and hate speech . I wonder if he is interested in SBM? Heart-conscious chiropractic: 'He works magic,' say patients of Grass Valley's John Mayfield . "Mayfield began attending seminars where he learned each organ is part of a person's total consciousness." Mike Adams Hits A New Low Comp...
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Points of Interest 04/08/2017

J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Apr;46(2):249-59. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249. Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity . Treatment vrs control. Always positive results. State acupuncturists celebrate new regulations Cooling kidney and spleen heat through acupuncture . In traditional Chinese medicine, obesity can be ...
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Points of Interest 04/07/2017

Lacking Tdap vaccine, 44% of Richmond sixth-graders missed class this school year Canadians are undervaccinated. And now we're paying for it . Should naturopaths be allowed to perform sports physicals?
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Alternative Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

I spend a lot of time in the EMR. EMR's certainly have their issues but overall for my practice it has been a net gain. As best I can tell, the only pseudo-medical module in my EMR is one for acupuncture. One of the handy features of the EMR is the ability to see labs and notes of my patients in other hospital systems that use the same EMR. In Port...
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Points of Interest 04/06/2017

Is adrenal fatigue real? Forget the label and treat the stress . Alternative & Integrative Medicine Revealed . From the SkepVet William Shatner's Tweets Are a Classic Case of Misinformation Spread Woman's animal ban after she used homeopathy on ill cat instead of taking it to the vet Acupuncturists sue Colorado's physical therapy board over the...
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Points of Interest 04/05/2017

Tory Shepherd: Doggie detox? Cat chiro? Give me a break
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Homeopathic Ethics

I mentioned over at Science-Based Medicine a pair of trials that looked at the efficacy of homeopathy for preventing and treating  influenza. Homeopathy is water. You know that, I know that. That studies are done on the efficacy of water, and that IRB's/ethics committees will approve such studies, demonstrates that reality based medicine doesn...
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Points of Interest 04/04/2017

As opioid crisis flares, naturopaths and chiropractors lobby for bigger roles in treating pain The Anti-Vaccine Movement Has Found A New, Alarming Way To Threaten Public Health Vaccinations significantly reduce flu death risk, CDC study finds . flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza. Acta Reumatol Port. 2017 Ja...
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Points of Interest 04/03/2017

Sorry Paleo Pete, but I'll take medical qualifications over your 'common sense' any day Together with Marcus Blackmore Gift $10 Million to National Institute of Complementary Medicine for Research
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Points of Interest 04/02/2017

How my daughter died from a simple case of flu Five-week-old baby boy fighting for life in hospital after parents' refused a vital anti-vax shot
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Points of Interest 04/01/2017

QUACK POTS Health chief Simon Stevens slams 'placebo' homeopathic treatments which 'wastes £4m of NHS cash each year' Babies are dying because of narcissistic activists. It must stop Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2016 Mar;53(1):28-32. doi: 10.5152/npa.2015.9887. Epub 2016 Mar 1. Electroacupuncture Therapy in Nicotine Dependence: A Double Blind, Sham-Controll...
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It is April Fools and My Imagination is Lacking

My imagination fails very April Fools Days. I think I should be able to come up with a form of pseudo-medicine that is both ridiculous yet sounds like a 'reasonable' pseudo-medical treatment. And I can't do it. How to compete with homeopathy or reiki or Tong Ren ? There really are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in my p...
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Points of Interest 03/31/2017

Arkansas senators reject Medicaid chiropractic services bill No Scrubs Permitted: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Blog Post Is Not Advertising Actionable Under Lanham Act Here's Where Major Religions Actually Stand On Vaccines Deadly measles outbreak spreads in Europe as vaccinations fall J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0201. A...
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Points of Interest 03/30/3017

Friends for Science in Medicine . Newsletter No 15 The Army is using quack "battlefield acupuncture" based on junk science Trump Leaves Science Jobs Vacant, Troubling Critics Menopause. 2017 Mar 27. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000850 Acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: clinical evidence update and its relevance to decision making. . "Acupuncture...
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Points of Interest 03/29/2017

Man dead after acupuncture treatment Measles outbreak spreads across Europe as parents shun vaccinations, World Health Organisation warns The border won't protect Canadians against American anti-vaxxers Homeopathic medicines to escape NHS prescribing ban 4 Natural 'Cures' That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
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Points of Interest 03/28/2017

Global Chiropractic Care Market Projected to be Worth USD 39.58 Billion by 2021 : Technavio. Worth is not the same as cost. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-0302(17)30249-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11805. Randomized, blinded, controlled clinical trial shows no benefit of homeopathic mastitis treatment in dairy cows . The results indicated no addi...
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