Points of Interest 09/24/2016

Acupuncture And Herbs Gain International Recognition. Perpetuating the myth that Otzi had acupuncture.

Being insensitive isn't a crime. "…former journalist Sidek Kamiso was arrested simply because he allegedly tweeted this, presumably over the death of faith healer and PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Dr Haron Din: "Someone who made his career out of selling air jampi for any illness succumbed to his illness in a modern hospital in San Francisco. #irony

The Rogue Doctors Spreading Right-Wing Rumors About Hillary's Health

Profits from unproven supplements 'a conflict for pharmacists'

Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(38):e4723. The effectiveness of complementary manual therapies for pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain: A systematic review with meta-analysis. "Meta-analyses found positive effects for manual therapy on pain intensity when compared to usual care and relaxation but not when compared to sham interventions." So it doesn't work if no better than sham.

J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Sep 23. Relevance of Quality Measurement to Integrative Healthcare in the United States. "…quality measurement and quality improvement activities are not common practice among integrative health providers." What a surprise

Tainted milk, a death and the Feds drag midstate organic farm into a movement

AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database. A data base for pseudo-medicine.

Homeopathy. 2016 Feb;105(1):66–70. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2015.09.003. Epub 2015 Oct 31. A randomized controlled trial comparing Pentazocine and Chamomilla recutita for labor pain relief. Both were no better than placebo.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 21;98(18):1578–85. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.00620. The Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis. "only short-term pain relief in patients with chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis."

Swine Flu Vax and Birth Defects: No Causality

Trials. 2016 Sep 20;17(1):457. doi: 10.1186/s13063–016–1580–1. The effect of chiropractic treatment on the reaction and response times of special operation forces military personnel: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. "A goal of CMT is to maximize the functionality and integration of the neuromusculoskeletal systems. Therefore, chiropractic treatment may be able to optimize the capacity of the numerous components of those systems, resulting in improved reaction time. The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that CMT improves reaction and response times in asymptomatic SOF personnel."

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