MAY
02

Points of Interest 05/01/2017

Acupuncturists using traditional bee venom therapy cause controversy . "The Chinese government has invested great effort in promoting TCM. But despite these efforts, in recent years, more and more young people are coming to question these traditional therapies. Many believe the therapies are not empirically tested and cannot be regarded as medical ...
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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 death For scientists, research cuts proposed by Trump are alarming — and deeply personal Biomed 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 ...
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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 life To Debunk Autism Myths, Study Folklore 10 Million Lives Saved by 1962 Breakthrough, Study Shows J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0161-4754(16)30077-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.01.002. I ntegrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative The...
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MAR
04

Reports of Interest 03/03/2017

Resisting the Suppression of Science Will 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 MEDICINE Oxford University college accused of 'lending credibility to quackery' by hosting homeopathy conference Good ...
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JAN
14

Points of Interest 01/13/2017

Fakery on a massive scale means we can't trust studies from China Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove responds to doc's anti-vaccine rant Trump's vaccine conspiracy theories are a threat to your children 3 Myth Busters for Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Wellness is all about being holistic, says US celebrity doctor. But Dr Andrew Weil, known for being a proponen...
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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 Damage Lack 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. Epu...
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DEC
14

Points of Interest 12/13/2016

Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestock Kinesiology: Tapping into your body's energy flow More foreign health professionals are learning and practicing traditional Chinese medicine in China Apple cider vinegar use more anecdotal than Scientific Modern Acupuncture to open first store in Scottsdale in January, with 150 franchi...
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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 realities Western medicine is based on the application of medical science to practice, and is mainly used to cure dis...
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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 fraud This will definitely make you wince! Doctor drills into a woman's back with a spike in excruciating . "The treatment...
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DEC
09

Points of Interest 12/08/2016

Mr. Trump: Don't become the first anti-vaccine president Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV . Just not successfully.
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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 ...
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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 harmless The US government is finally telling people that homeopathy is a sham Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 17;6:37316. doi: 10.1038/srep37316.  Efficacy of cupping therapy ...
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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 ...
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OCT
26

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 evidenc...
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OCT
21

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
17

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...
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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 meth...
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OCT
14

Points of Interest 10/13/2016

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