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 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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OCT
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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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Points of Interest 10/22/2016

J Mol Sci. 2016 Jan 15;17(1). pii: E114. doi: 10.3390/ijms17010114.Herb-Induced Liver Injury in the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study.Cranio. 2016 Oct 20:1–7. Relationship between craniocervical orientation and center of force of occlusion in adults. Chiropractors do the weirdest tooth fairy science: "This case controlled study discerned if oc...
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S0735–6757(16)30690–8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.001. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review.. "In conclusion, for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular LBP, available evidence does not support the use of spinal manipulation ...
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OCT
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Homeopaths and Chiropractors really don't care if they kill you.

The last several weeks have been hard on pseudo-medical providers.First, a homeopathic teething product that was not so dilute that it could have contained deadly nightshade was removed from the market by the FDA. It may have killed 10 children and harmed 400 more. One would think pulling the product would be a good thing. In real medicine we tend ...
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Points of Interest 10/18/2016

Homeopathy Lost This One To Science. "we have chosen to discontinue the distribution of our Hyland's teething medicines in the United States."How herbalism is regulated. In Ireland  Herbal medicines are licensed on the basis that the remedy has been in 'longstanding use'World first porous acupuncture needles enhance therapeutic propertiesWhy b...
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OCT
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Nature: Measuring Rat Screams with Hierarchical Micro/Nano-Porous Acupuncture Needles

Harriet Hall invented the term "Tooth Fairy Science" doing research on a phenomenon before establishing that the phenomenon exists. Which describes the bulk of the research done on pseudo-medicines covered by this blog.But there is another process which I have discussed before that is not quite tooth fairy science. It is the application of modern s...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/17/2016

Local Chiropractor Talks About Alternative Solutions In Preventing Flu. Demonstrating yet again they know knowing. All CAM providers should be named Jon Snow.Acupuncture ineffective as infertility treatment in women with polycystic ovary syndromePediatrician Explains Why Anti-Vaxxers' 'Big Pharma' Paranoia Makes Zero SenseReview: Plant-Based Estrog...
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Points of Interest 10/16/2016

What is homeopathy? "Homeopathy was founded approximately over two hundred years ago and also established itself as one of the safest and cheap methods of treatment." Yet totally worthless.Medical Mystery: Chest pain, a heart attack, and odd bruises. Moxibustion for a heart attack is not such a good idea.The deadly love of natural cures. "GREG Melh...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/14/2016

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 4;6(1):e008973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen–2015–008973.  Evidence of Chinese herbal medicine Duhuo Jisheng decoction for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Same as it ever was: "However, the effectiveness and safety of DJD is uncertain because of the limited number of trials and low method...
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OCT
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Homeopathy: Killing People Now or Killing People Later

Homeopathy occasionally kills people.Usually it is death by omission. The patient has a disease that requires real medicines like a streptococcal infection and instead gets homeopathy.The result is deathThe family of a Calgary woman facing criminal charges in connection with the death of her seven-year-old son say they're in shock over the allegati...
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Points of Interest 10/13/2016

Higher cardiovascular risk seen with calcium supplementsWhat's the Role of Homeopathy in Treating Epilepsy? A funeral?The economic burden of unvaccinated adults: $7.1 billionNaturopathic Medicine Week And The Problem Of Endemic Quackery, Like Ozone TherapyWhy Words Matter (In And Out Of The Locker Room). "But I'm pretty sure that Einstein's famous ...
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Points of Interest 10/12/2016

A LOOK AT INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN FLORIDA. "Stan Welch, a regular patient at Dr. Monhollan's center, said he pays about $1,200 for a series of chelation treatments every couple of years. He believes in it, along with eating only whole foods and fasting now and then."Homeopathic Teething Products Might Have Killed 10 Kids UpdateGood Effects Of Homeo...
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OCT
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Applying Science to Fiction: Hyperspectral Imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Moxibustion.

I think the Chinese have too much time and money on their hands. I keep seeing these articles where modern technology is applied to Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine.There is computer analysis of tongue diagnosis and fMRI for acupuncture. It is weird, the most high tech of tooth fairy science, and the weirdest example yet is Analysis of the Spect...
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Points of Interest 10/11/2015

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1057878. Epub 2016 Sep 19. Analysis of the Spectral Characteristics of Pure Moxa Stick Burning by Hyperspectral Imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.State: 'Integrative Medicine' Doc Left Woman's Cancer UntreatedLynnwood chiropractor placed on 3 years probation. "However, chiropractors ar...
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Points of Interest 10/10/2016

Should researchers study bunk science? Among respected scientists, a debate ensues. "The debate centers on whether it's still valid — or even ethical — to do research on products called nosodes, which are marketed as homeopathic "vaccines.""FDA Hammers Homeopaths, And More Media Links This WeekGermany's 'alternative' clinics offer false hope to can...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/09/2016

Chiropr Man Therap. 2016 Oct 5;24:39. eCollection 2016. Awareness of radiographic guidelines for low back pain: a survey of Australian chiropractors.. "Only 50 % of Australian chiropractors report awareness of current radiographic guidelines for low back pain."In the Pink: Combining traditional, alternative medicine to treat breast cancer. Helping ...
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Points of Interest 10/08/2016

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