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Norwegian doctor loses her medical license, starts alt med practice. "So now after 25 years, and now with no medical license, she immediately started her own alternative treatment practice mostly to make a living she claims, even though she already has a new job at a local burger joint."

FDA & FTC mull homeopathy's future

More women choosing alternative medicine to treat menopausal symptoms and Growing number of parents are turning to chiropractors to treat their kids. You would think that after years of this explosive growth by now everyone would be doing it.  "With drugs, you either give them the sugar pill or the real deal, but you can't fake an adjustment." I thought every adjustment was a fake.

Catupuncture in the park. Ever see a cat deflate?

Galapagos tortoise, aged 150, put down in California. "Keepers at San Diego Zoo had used acupuncture and hydrotherapy to treat his arthritis and other ailments." The torture probably hasten the poor things demise.

J Physiother. 2015 Jun 17. pii: S1836–9553(15)00058–2. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2015.05.018. Massage therapy has short-term benefits for people with common musculoskeletal disorders compared to no treatment: a systematic review. "Low-to-very-low-level evidence from single studies indicated no clear benefits of massage over acupuncture, joint mobilisation, manipulation or relaxation therapy in people with fibromyalgia, low back pain and general musculoskeletal pain….Massage therapy, as a stand-alone treatment, reduces pain and improves function compared to no treatment in some musculoskeletal conditions. When massage is compared to another active treatment, no clear benefit was evident." Suggesting non-specific, ie placebo, effects.our text here ...

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