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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 realitiesWestern medicine is based on the application of medical science to practice, and is mainly used to cure diseas...
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DEC
11

Chiropractic journal article: adjustment of vertebral subluxation should be chiropractic’s distinct identity

​A few months ago, Mark Crislip wrote a post over on SBM titled The New Chiropractic. And I thought SBM had an uphill battle. The post focused on the efforts of an Australian chiropractor, Bruce Walker, to promote the "new chiropractic," an evidence-based spine specialty that would eschew "all the pseudo-scientific baggage." Said baggage inclu...
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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 are ...
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DEC
04

Disgraced former physician Andrew Wakefield is keynote speaker at upcoming chiropractic "pediatrics" conference

Disgraced former British physician and anti-vaccination crank Andrew Wakefield will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Annual Conference on Chiropractic Pediatrics, December 9-11 (at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, in Maui, no less), put on by the ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. The topic o...
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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, an ...
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