Pneumologie. 2014 Dec;68(12):799–801. doi: 10.1055/s–0034–1390876. Epub 2014 Dec 9. Bilateral pneumothorax following acupuncture. “We will present a patient who suffered from bilateral pneumothoraces after acupuncture into the paravertebral area. This complication was not considered as a differential diagnosis thus even worsening the patient’s life-threatening condition.”
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2014 Dec 8. pii: 2156587214561327. Tai Chi as an Alternative and Complimentary Therapy for Anxiety: A Systematic Review. Same conclusion as always: lousy studies show it is of benefit: “Despite the limitations of not all studies using randomized controlled designs, having smaller sample sizes, having different outcomes, having nonstandardized tai chi interventions, and having varying lengths, tai chi appears to be a promising modality for anxiety management.”
Alternative medical options now sought throughout NFL. “Quite frankly, if there’s a placebo effect, I don’t really care,” said Dr. Matthew Matava, the St. Louis Rams’ head team physician and president of the NFL Physicians Society. “As long as it’s not harmful to the patient and as long as it makes him feel better within the rules of the game and it’s legal and there’s no long-term or short-term side effects, then certainly, the mind is a powerful contributor to a player’s overall health and well-being.”
Ask the Doc: Should I bring my newborn in for a chiropractic check-up?. They say “Remember, if a child has brainstem pressure because of a misaligned atlas, this will compromise the brain’s control over important activities such as digestion, crawling, speech development and spinal development. In addition, parents become stressed when baby isn’t comfortable. Chiropractic is an important part of the newborn’s care.” I would suggest NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 3;5:CD007689. Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome.. "At present, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treatment of ovulatio...
Pseudo-Medicines combine and recombine in a continual fantastical dance. Pick any two alternative medicines and someone, somewhere, has combined them into a unique treatment modality. My favorite is T...
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