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


DEC
14

Are the Chinese Building a B Ark?

There was an advertising feature a recent issue of Science called Achieving Leadership in China's Medical Research through a Convergence of Topnotch Talent . It is the usual nonsensical gibberish that somehow there are two different realities Western medicine is based on the application of medical science to practice, and is mainly used to cure dis...
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DEC
13

Points of Interest 12/12/2016

Are Chiropractors Backing The Anti-Vaccine Movement? . "Today Andrew Wakefield was a keynote speaker at the International Chiropractors Association's Annual Conference on Chiropractics and Pediatrics in Maui, Hawaii." Anti-vaccine bogans create a whooping cough 'hotbed' on Gold Coast . Bogan ? is a derogatory Australian and New Zealand slang word u...
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DEC
11

Points of Interest 12/10/2016

New evidence gives supporters of chiropractic a headache Vanderbilt praises Spring Hill responders for quick recognition of stroke symptoms . "Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year" Mother who treated son with holistic remedies is 'm...
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DEC
10

Points of Interest 12/09/2016

Health Experts: Don't Treat Child's First Sign of Fever . I hate agreeing with ND's. It feels unnatural. Chiropractic Care Now Covered By Most Insurance Plans . Opportunity knocks: Ocean County chiropractor accused of insurance fraud This will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating . "The treatment...
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DEC
09

Points of Interest 12/08/2016

Mr. Trump: Don't become the first anti-vaccine president Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV . Just not successfully.
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DEC
08

Points of Interest 12/07/2016

An outbreak of mumps? Blame the anti-vaxxers J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Jul 20;23(1):35-45. eCollection 2016. Chiropractic Identity: A Neurological, Professional, and Political Assessment. . " have shown increasing commitments to research." J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Sep 3;23(1):68-76. eCollection 2016. Toxins, Toxicity, and Endotoxemia : A Historical an...
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DEC
07

A Functional Medicine Case Report

Over at Respectful Insolence is an article entitled What "functional medicine" really is . Read it first. The come back. I'll wait. You back? One take home quote from Orac was They can always find ways to justify any form of treatment, be it science-based or quackery, simply by invoking the "biochemical individuality" of the human being whom they a...
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DEC
07

Points of Interest 12/06/2016

Traditional Chinese Medicine in China . Sisyphus had it easy: "Traditional Chinese medicine has been spread to 183 countries and regions around the world. According to the World Health Organization, 103 member states have given approval to the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion, 29 have enacted special statutes on traditional medicine, and 18 ...
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DEC
06

Points of Interest 12/05/2016

Telling People What They Want To Hear Alt-Med And Donald Trump When should you see an integrative medicine specialist? Might I suggest never? Texas Doc: Anti-Vaxxers Risk 'Measles Time Bombs' in 2018
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DEC
05

Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:219-228. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.010. Epub 2016 Oct 11. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of traditional Chinese medicine as an add-on therapy to oral montelukast in the treatment of mild persistent asthma in children . Improved the symptoms but not the actual lung function. Hmmmm. Complement Ther Med. 2016 ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Children's Mercy doctor uses acupuncture in addition to standard medicine to treat young headache patients ."She used to think that acupuncture simply harnessed the power of placebo, but not anymore. "As a physician, I actually don't have a great explanation for how it works, but I can't deny what I see," she said." Chiropractic and Spinal Manipula...
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DEC
02

Points of Interest 12/02/2016

The new UK NICE Guidelines on Low Back Pain: Bias against acupuncture increases risk to patients . "This decision reverses the one made by the 2009 committee, who included acupuncture on the basis of robust evidence." I would say the robust evidence says acupuncture does not work. Alternative medicine kept Ronnie Wood young? You could hav...
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DEC
02

Acu-whatever and Nausea: It too is placebo

There are many acupuncture meta-analysis that say the same thing: poor quality studies, not compelling evidence of efficacy, better studies need to be done. It is the manta for the pseudo=medical meta-analysis. The one outlier is acu-whatever (acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, laser stimulation, capsicum plaster, a...
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DEC
02

Points of Interest

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms . Remember the wise words of Edzard Ernst concerning studies that compare an intervention to usual care. It is "a study-design which is virtually sure to generate nothing but positive results." Chiropractor responds to lawsuit . "A lawsuit alleges that a Twin Citie...
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DEC
01

Points of Interest 11/30/2016

The New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines on Acupuncture: Wrong on Evidence, Wrong on Ethics . "The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published an update to its guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain that removes acupuncture as a recommended treatment....
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NOV
30

How can you tell if a Naturopath is promulgating gibberish?

The answer is similar to the old saw, how can you tell if 'x' is lying? Their lips are moving. In Oregon ND's can be primary care physicians. Given the ND education and training, this is little short of making the minimum requirement for patient care the possession of  a Doctor Play Set . Our ND Play Set is filled to the brim with al...
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Points of Interest 11/29/2016

poi 11.29.16 Have A Migraine? Get A Back Rub - Skip The Chiropractor.  It is all placebo. Trump met with prominent anti-vaccine activists during campaign Stopping the Spread of Japan's Antivaccine Panic . "Japanese women's health is increasingly at risk as public-health policy is driven by conspiracy theories, misguided political interference ...
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NOV
29

Points of Interest 11/28/2016

Chiropractic - is it all it's cracked up to be and do the benefits outweigh the risks? Mirror columnist Dr Miriam Stoppard discusses how she's learned to be sceptical about chiropractic 4 Posture Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Can Use . "Get Regular Chiropractic Treatment". I think that should be avoid Chiropractic Treatment. Find out if non-conve...
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NOV
28

Points of Interest 11/27/2016

Death from acupuncture . From poor technique leading to bloodstream infection. Spine J. 2016 Nov 22. pii: S1529-9430(16)31063-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.11.003. The quality of placebos used in randomized, controlled trials of lumbar and pelvic joint thrust manipulation - a systematic review. . "Imperfect placebos are ubiquitous in clinical trial...
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NOV
24

Points of Interest Thanksgiving 2016

Chiropractic is back in the Medicare crosshairs again . "The OIG has started another round of audits to recapture money paid out inappropriately to chiropractors by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) system." ALL money paid to chiropracters is inappropriate. J Clin Anesth. 2016 Dec;35:96-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.07.02...
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