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 11/19/2016

Bunnies and penguins get arthritis too. How Seattle's zoo treats them. Poke the poor beasts with useless needles. So sad.'Slapping therapy' death: don't say alternative medicine is harmlessThe US government is finally telling people that homeopathy is a shamSci Rep. 2016 Nov 17;6:37316. doi: 10.1038/srep37316. Efficacy of cupping therapy in pa...
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Patients Protected from Naturopaths from a Unexpected Source: Insurance Companies

As was noted todayComparing 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 similarities end there. And that is education for a degree.Of course, as has been discussed at length at Science-Based Medicine an...
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Points of Interest 11/17/2016

Alternative medicine, supplement promoters selling pseudo-science 'genetic-based' treatmentsWhy '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 similaritie...
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Points of Interest 11/15/2015

Chiropractic therapy is key to helping patients recover from addiction. By State Rep. Joshua Peters. " When misalignments, what are termed subluxations, occur in a patient's spine, the neurotransmitters' functions are interrupted and can inhibit a person's sense of well-being. In addition, releasing stress along the spine improves the functioning o...
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What is good for the drake isn't good for the hen.

A physician in California, Dan Orville Harper, MD, has been charged with negligence, gross negligence, and unprofessional conduct by the Medical Board of California.For what?For practicing homeopathy, energy therapy, ozone therapy, and craniosacral therapyWe call that Naturopathy and those pseudo-medicines are part of the basis of their edjuma...
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Points of Interest 1114/2016

Meet Jun Mao, MSK's Chief of Integrative Medicine. Quackademia continues apace.Three arrested after grandmother dies during a Chinese 'slap therapy' course: Diabetes sufferer, 71, did not take her insulin because she 'had faith' in the alternative medicine. "'toxins' causing illness can be eradicated from the body by hard, repeated slapping and pai...
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Points of Interest 11/12/2016

A massive nonprofit rejected a bunch of donated vaccines from Pfizer — and now the drug giant is offering them at a lower priceParents are insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinationsChiropractic Adjustment Video Is Getting Loads Of Attention, And We Can't Figure Out Why. I have noted that manipulation demonstrations are almost always done on pr...
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Points of Interest 11/11/2016

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Points of Interest 11/10/2016

Positioning chiropractic as a family healthcare lifestyle. "I have always said that chiropractors are trained to care for the whole body, therefore they are the most qualified to take care of children."

How to fool the public with a clinical trial that can't fail

3 reasons researchers are terrified about Donald Trump's presidency

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Points of Interest 11/09/2016

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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 acupuncture: im...
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Points of Interest 11/04/2016

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Points of Interest 11/03/2016

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Points of Interest 11/02/2016

Is Naturopathic Medicine Safe And Effective? Leading Naturopathic Researchers Cannot Even Say. "How did these seemingly qualified researchers conclude naturopathy was effective based on shoddy studies? Easy. Oberg and colleagues ignored the conventions for conducting systematic reviews and made-up their own rules for critically evaluating research....
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False Balance/False Equivalency

One of the issues that separates medical science from the rest the sciences is that pseudo-science is rarely given equal billing with science.The opinions of astrologers do not accompany the findings of astronomers. Advances in chemistry are not reported with commentary by alchemists. But so often pseudo-science and pseudo-medicine is reported alon...
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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 unet...
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Real doctors are 'holistic'. Alternative practitioners are anything butKids and chiropractic care: does it work?. "Just remember that the benefits are specific to every care, and so each person may experience effectiveness in a slightly different manner."'Embodiment of pseudoscience': Deepak Chopra bad choice for Edmonton autism conference says exp...
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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 workCranberry for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection?. Time to Move OnSupport 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.. "The m...
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Points of Interest 10/27/2016

State risk discourse and the regulatory preservation of traditional medicine knowledge: The case of acupuncture in Ontario, CanadaClin J Sport Med. 2016 Nov;26(6):471–477. No Effect of Acupuncture in the Relief of Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. "Participants were randomly allocated to needle, laser, sh...
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Points of Interest 10/26/2016

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5284234. Epub 2016 Sep 28. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Same as it ever was: "This review suggested that CHM was safe and effective in the treatment of PPD. However, this could not be proven conclusively. To ensure evidence-...
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