Society for Science-Based Medicine
Positioning chiropractic as a family healthcare lifestyle. "I have always said that chiropractors are trained to care for the whole body, therefore they are the most qualified to take care of children."
If you have been looking at the Points of Interest, you might have noted a pattern in one kind of entry: the meta-analysis/systematic reviews of various pseudo-medicines.
They virtually always have the same conclusion: there is some information to suggest efficacy, but all studies are fatally flawed by bias or other errors, so further large scale studies with better methodologies need be done.
It would appear that no meta-analysis that demonstrates that improbable therapies only show efficacy in poorly done trials is convincing in a manner that would lead to the conclusion that the particular pseudo-medicine should be abandoned.
Medical trials are complicated. There is not only the treatment being evaluated, but there is the complex, dare I say it, biopsychosocial components of the interaction that can make efficacy difficult to determine. Interactions between the patient and the medical-industrial complex can all sorts of benefits and detriments even when there is no change in the underlying physiology.
People will usually perceive themselves as improved after a positive intervention with a provider. At its core it is probably no different than when a parent kisses an injury to make it better.
It is in part why we do placebo controlled clinical trials. They are not treatment vrs placebo/sham treatment. They are the entirety of the medical experience plus treatment vrs the entirety of the medical experience plus placebo/sham.