Points of Interest 01/24/2017

Homeopathy medicine, liquor mix sold to victims. "Investigation into the recent hooch tragedy that claimed six lives has revealed that the the prime suspect, Sheela, had mixed homeopathy medicine in the liquor mix she sold to the victims, "

Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying. "The term alternative medicine arose in 1974 to describe unorthodox or scientifically unproven methods of healing and care. As Alan Levinovitz notes, the word alternative often serves to "collapse epistemologies"—to destabilize the foundations of our knowledge and make us feel that traditional sources of information cannot be trusted."

J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0155. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.. " Acupuncture regimens, control conditions, and outcome measures differed among studies, and various methodological issues were identified. Still, the majority of RCTs showed benefit for acupuncture over control in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, Bell's palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome."

J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0288. Inpatients' Preferences, Beliefs, and Stated Willingness to Pay for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments. "were most willing to pay for healthy food (71%)," Food is not CAM.

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