Points of Interest 05/16/2016

How Therapists Use Dry Needling to Relieve Pain. No. Not acupuncture. Not here.

Public Health Takes on Anti-Vaccine Propaganda: Damage done, Challenges Ahead

Anti-Vaxxer Arguments Taken Down In Scorching Sex Party Letter'. Choosing not to vaccinate your children amounts to medical neglect'.

Acupunct Med. 2016 May 13. pii: acupmed–2016–011056. doi: 10.1136/acupmed–2016–011056. A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors. "High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use."

Chiropractic Care as Preventative Medicine . "Often, chiropractic practitioners were viewed as con artists practicing a "fake" medicine in order to line their pockets.' Yep. That sums it up.

Ontario Will Begin Forcing Anti-Vaxxers to Actually Read a Book

Popular health guru Kathleen Wills accused of 'misleading' on Linkedin

J Integr Med. 2016 Jan;14(1):44–50. doi: 10.1016/S2095–4964(16)60241–8. Studies on metals and pesticide content in some Ayurvedic formulations containing Bacopa monnieri L. "Out of 12 samples, Pb, Cd, Cr and Ni were present in all samples but below the permissible limit. Although atrazine, aldrin, dialdrin were in below detection limit, but other pesticides were detected in some samples as oxamyl, hexachlorocyclohexanes (α-HCH, β-HCH and γ-HCH), dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane and dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene."

J Holist Nurs. 2016 May 11. pii: 0898010116648456. The Emotional Freedom Technique: Finally, a Unifying Theory for the Practice of Holistic Nursing, or Too Good to Be True?

Points of Interest 05/18/2016
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