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Oregon, of the 18 states that allow naturopaths to legally practice at all, is the only state that grants naturopaths the same scope of practice as a primary care physician (PCP) MD or DO. The state also mandates that naturopaths be credentialed as PCPs by insurers. (Again, it is the only state to do so.) Obviously concerned about the inadequ...
Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classesAcupuncture becomes popular as battlefield pain treatmentA Naturopath's Human Experiment Ends In DeathVaccination debate flares on NSW north coast after 7yo contracts tetanusGarfield Therapist Specializes In Mankind's Oldest Medicine: LeechesJ Altern Complement Med. 2017 Feb 22. doi: 10.1089...
Int J Nanomedicine. 2017 Feb 28;12:1663-1671. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S126968. eCollection 2017. Proteomic analysis of tears following acupuncture treatment for menopausal dry eye disease by two-dimensional nano-liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. Such a study makes we want to cry.Gwyneth Paltrow drank only goat milk for a week (a...
Resisting the Suppression of ScienceWill an American-Led Anti-Vaccine Movement Subvert Global Health? We've made great gains in fighting infectious diseases in the last 50 years—but those gains are fragile.EVANGELICAL ALTERNATIVE MEDICINEOxford University college accused of 'lending credibility to quackery' by hosting homeopathy conference Good Thi...
Holistic healers to get state approvalBMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Feb 17;17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1613-7. An interpretive review of consensus statements on clinical guideline development and their application in the field of traditional and complementary medicine. "Despite … an emerging scientific evidence-base for traditional and com...
Sydney chiropractor Hance Limboro fined $27,500 for cancer cure advertisementsSpinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work?Robert De Niro and RFK Jr. have joined forces to push vaccine nonsense350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe'I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymor...
Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmfulThe Cochrane Library Acupuncture for acute hordeolum. "The certainty of the evidence was low to very low mainly due to small sample sizes, inadequate allocation concealment, lack of masking of the outcome assessors, inadequate or unclear randomization method, and a...
Not even Sen. Josh Hawkins, the author of a bill licensing naturopathic "physicians" for the first time in Mississippi, could tell his colleagues what sort of education and training naturopaths have. (Previous naturopathic licensing attempts in the state have failed.) His colleague, Sen. Hob Bryan, admitted he didn't know what naturopathy is. ...
The World's Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the rejection of real science.The healing power of Tong Ren. THE goofiest form on acupuncture when you hit a doll with a magnetic hammer. Sponso...
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6520475. doi: 10.1155/2016/6520475. Epub 2016 Dec 26. Potential Health Benefits of Deep Sea Water: A Review.. " It is usually associated with the following characteristics: low temperature, high purity, and being rich with nutrients, namely, beneficial elements, which include magnesium, calcium, potassi...
Last week the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law bill 2335 establishing a Naturopathy Board. As noted by the American Council on Science and Health, Massachusetts is now the 20th state where the legislature has legalized Naturopathic pseudo-scientific harm. As someone who has spent more of my life in Massachusetts than in any other state, be...
Be Aware of Seven Questionable Clinics. From the SBM crew.The evidence shows that chiropractors do more harm than goodPhysicians group unhappy over new alternative medicine lawAcupuncture sessions offered in wake of airport shootingA Brief History of Vaccine Conspiracy TheoriesJefferson wants to make a bigger push into integrative medicine5-Star Fr...
Naturopaths get their own licensing board in Mass. They are as relentless as climate change.Convicted for using natural remedies to treat dying son, father back promoting alternative medicineColorado Health Department warns of possible measles exposure in Denver metro area An unvaccinated adult contracted the diseases overseas and brought it ...
Dodgy claims for complementary medicines? Here's how the drug watchdog could have more biteNaturopathic medicine is good for Massachusetts. "It is time for Massachusetts consumers who seek out complementary therapies to be protected from unscrupulous practitioners, who can now falsely present themselves as naturopathic doctors."Cleveland Clinic Do...
Why infants need chiropractic care.Unproven, potentially dangerous — and possibly licensed under a new bill. Naturopaths at it again.It's not just politics: 2016 was an epidemic year for fake news in science, tooEvid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:6190285. doi: 10.1155/2016/6190285. Epub 2016 Dec 5. Clinical Trial Research on Mongolian Me...
9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For YouThe Naturopathic Approach to Fertility: Dr. Julissa Hernandez. A "master in the field as a classical herbalist and holistic iridologist"Minn. parents let son, 7, suffer wounds, inflamed pancreas with no medical attention before he died, police say. "The parents had "issues with going to doctors...
Salt Shams Salt lamps cure everything -- if by "everything" you mean a lack of cozy mood lighting.21 Charged in Minnesota Chiropractic Fraud ConspiraciesAdv Neonatal Care. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000371. Nonopioid Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. "Strong evidence does not exist to recommend acupuncture as a routine NAS tr...
ACUPUNCHER Anthony Joshua acupuncture: Bover reveals he had 950 needles in his body before taking on Eric MolinaAMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care. "Many insurers don't adequately cover or reimburse for non-pharmacologic therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, relaxation, and other inter...