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MAR
18

Points of Interest 03/18/2017

A physician's take on Alberta regulators clearing naturopath of misconduct in toddler's deathFor scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personalBiomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9614810. doi: 10.1155/2017/9614810. Epub 2017 Feb 14. The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control Gr...
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MAR
07

Points of Interest 03/06/2017

The donkeys Kenyan families need to survive are heading to China for medicine promising longer lifeTo Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study ShowsJ Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. Integrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative Therapy...
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MAR
04

Reports of Interest 03/03/2017

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...
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JAN
14

Points of Interest 01/13/2017

Fakery on a massive scale means we can't trust studies from ChinaCleveland Clinic's Cosgrove responds to doc's anti-vaccine rantTrump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children3 Myth Busters for Vaccine-Hesitant ParentsWellness is all about being holistic, says US celebrity doctor. But Dr Andrew Weil, known for being a proponent of...
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JAN
14

Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine: The Lies of Lying Liars

It has long been noted that there is a discrepancy in outcomes of Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine (TCMP) between those studies that have been done in China and those done in the US and Europe.99% of acupunctures studies in China for acupuncture are postive and No trial published in China or Russia/USSR found a test treatment to be ineffective. ...
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DEC
28

Points of Interest 12/27/2016

Will 2016 Go Down As The Beginning of a Vast Conspiracy Age?

China passes law to boost traditional medicine. "The new law aims to protect and facilitate the development of TCM, requiring regional governments to set up TCM institutions in public-funded general hospitals and mother-and-child care centres."

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DEC
26

Points of Interest 12/26/2016

Scientists Call Bullshit on Study Linking HPV Vaccine to Brain DamageLack of regs a sticking point for acupuncturists, who hope the Legislature will adopt a bill. Wyoming has become a sort of haven for acupuncturists who have lost their licenses in other states, J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Dec;9(6):330-334. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2016.09.020. Epub ...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestockKinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flowMore foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in ChinaApple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than ScientificModern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchises ...
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DEC
14

Are the Chinese Building a B Ark?

There was an advertising feature a recent issue of Science called Achieving Leadership in China's Medical Research through a Convergence of Topnotch Talent.It is the usual nonsensical gibberish that somehow there are two different realitiesWestern medicine is based on the application of medical science to practice, and is mainly used to cure diseas...
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DEC
10

Points of Interest 12/09/2016

Health Experts: Don't Treat Child's First Sign of Fever. I hate agreeing with ND's. It feels unnatural.Chiropractic Care Now Covered By Most Insurance Plans. Opportunity knocks: Ocean County chiropractor accused of insurance fraudThis will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating. "The treatment aims...
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DEC
09

Points of Interest 12/08/2016

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DEC
05

Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Dec;29:219-228. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.10.010. Epub 2016 Oct 11. A randomized placebo-controlled trial of traditional Chinese medicine as an add-on therapy to oral montelukast in the treatment of mild persistent asthma in children. Improved the symptoms but not the actual lung function. Hmmmm.Complement Ther Med. 2016 De...
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NOV
19

Points of Interest 11/19/2016

Bunnies and penguins get arthritis too. How Seattle's zoo treats them. Poke the poor beasts with useless needles. So sad.'Slapping therapy' death: don't say alternative medicine is harmlessThe US government is finally telling people that homeopathy is a shamSci Rep. 2016 Nov 17;6:37316. doi: 10.1038/srep37316. Efficacy of cupping therapy in pa...
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NOV
15

Points of Interest 1114/2016

Meet Jun Mao, MSK's Chief of Integrative Medicine. Quackademia continues apace.Three arrested after grandmother dies during a Chinese 'slap therapy' course: Diabetes sufferer, 71, did not take her insulin because she 'had faith' in the alternative medicine. "'toxins' causing illness can be eradicated from the body by hard, repeated slapping and pai...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/26/2016

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5284234. Epub 2016 Sep 28. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Postpartum Depression: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Same as it ever was: "This review suggested that CHM was safe and effective in the treatment of PPD. However, this could not be proven conclusively. To ensure evidence-...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/20/2016

Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 5. pii: S0735–6757(16)30690–8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.001. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review.. "In conclusion, for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular LBP, available evidence does not support the use of spinal manipulation ...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/16/2016

What is homeopathy? "Homeopathy was founded approximately over two hundred years ago and also established itself as one of the safest and cheap methods of treatment." Yet totally worthless.Medical Mystery: Chest pain, a heart attack, and odd bruises. Moxibustion for a heart attack is not such a good idea.The deadly love of natural cures. "GREG Melh...
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OCT
15

Points of Interest 10/14/2016

BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 4;6(1):e008973. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen–2015–008973.  Evidence of Chinese herbal medicine Duhuo Jisheng decoction for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Same as it ever was: "However, the effectiveness and safety of DJD is uncertain because of the limited number of trials and low method...
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OCT
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Points of Interest 10/13/2016

Higher cardiovascular risk seen with calcium supplementsWhat's the Role of Homeopathy in Treating Epilepsy? A funeral?The economic burden of unvaccinated adults: $7.1 billionNaturopathic Medicine Week And The Problem Of Endemic Quackery, Like Ozone TherapyWhy Words Matter (In And Out Of The Locker Room). "But I'm pretty sure that Einstein's famous ...
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OCT
12

Applying Science to Fiction: Hyperspectral Imaging and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Moxibustion.

I think the Chinese have too much time and money on their hands. I keep seeing these articles where modern technology is applied to Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine.There is computer analysis of tongue diagnosis and fMRI for acupuncture. It is weird, the most high tech of tooth fairy science, and the weirdest example yet is Analysis of the Spect...
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