Points of Interest 04/17/2016

This Ex-Naturopath Turned Back To Science-Based Medicine, And Paid A Price For It

Naturopathic pediatrics is not safe

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 11. pii: S0895–4356(16)30074–9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.023.The design, analysis and meta-analysis of N-of–1 trials: A tapestry of heterogeneity.

Chiropractor combines physical and emotional treatment. "The idea is that each organ stores a particular type of stress, and as he presses on my raised arm he lightly touches different areas—kidneys, bladder, lungs, etc.—to see which one triggers a weakness in my arm. The bladder holds feelings of general anger (being pissed off, if you will), the heart harbors feelings of romantic distress and the stomach takes on being spread too thin and trying to fix other people's problems."

Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Apr 13. Is Sham Acupuncture as Effective as Traditional Chinese Acupuncture? It's too Early to Say.. Denial continues to flow.

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Med Clin (Barc). 2016 Apr 11. pii: S0025–7753(16)00182–2. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2016.02.029. Medical indications for acupuncture: Systematic review. "Current evidence supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, migraines, back pain, cervical pain and osteoarthritis. The remaining pathologies still require further good quality studies." Except for the "headaches, migraines, back pain, cervical pain and osteoarthritis" part they got it right.

Homeopathy Now Consigned to Dustbin of Ideas. Officially.

TCs warned about 'hope peddlers'

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