Points of Interest 11/09/2014

  • BMJ Open. 2014 Nov 7;4(11):e006140. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006140. Bee venom acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials.. "There is low-quality evidence, based on one trial, that BVA can significantly reduce pain, morning stiffness, tender joint counts, swollen joint counts and improve the quality of life of patients with RA." Low quality. Of course.
  • BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Nov 7;14(1):436. [Epub ahead of print][Changes in attitudes toward and patterns in traditional Korean medicine among the general population in South Korea: a comparison between 2008 and 2011.](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25380563). Over time more Koreans have a positive opinion towards TKM. They say "The attitudes toward and usage of TKM in South Korea have improved between 2008 and 2011." That is NOT an improvement.
  • Homeopath threatens public health with fake flu clinic. "Sylvia Collins Homeopathic Practitioner is providing this clinic as a safe and effective alternative to the conventional flu vaccinations."
  • The Mind Body Soul Experience: a celebration of good posture, human credulousness and the placebo effect. Britain’s biggest gathering of alternative healers is a bewildering mix of crystals, yoga and magic books. Can any of them convert a sceptic?
Points of Interest 11/09/2014
Ms. America, Doctor of Chiropractic