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 12/30/2016

Traditional Medicine Won't Cure China's IllsSpine (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 wa...
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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 TagFrom cow urine to a North Korean wonder drug: the weirdest alternative health stories of 2016Auricular Acupuncture for Exam Anxiety in Medical Students—A Randomized Cross...
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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.Theyaimed 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 pote...
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Points of Interest 12/28/2016

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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. Wh...
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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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Points of Interest 12/26/2016

Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain DamageLack 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. Epub ...
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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 ConspiraciesAdv 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 tr...
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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 KetteringVibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This con...
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Points of Interest 12/20/2016

Geriatric Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Market driven by Rising Aging PopulationAnti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This YearFake News Epidemic Started With Alternative Health News SitesVampire therapy: Can blood from the young fight aging?Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7482587. Epub 2016 Nov 20....
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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 MolinaAMA, 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 inter...
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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 treatmentRomania 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 Mar ...
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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. "D...
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Points of Interest 12/15/2016

6 Steps to DIY Cupping Therapy for Clear SkinFront 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 to ...
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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 are...
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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.Consumers...
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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestockKinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flowMore foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in ChinaApple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than ScientificModern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchises ...
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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 realitiesWestern medicine is based on the application of medical science to practice, and is mainly used to cure diseas...
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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 used ...
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Points of Interest 12/10/2016

New evidence gives supporters of chiropractic a headacheVanderbilt 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 'mora...
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