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Points of Interest 05/23/2017

Future of Alternative Medicine May Lie in Microdosing of Hallucinogens, Advocates Say Anti-vaxxers spread fear with help of history Is dry needling a safe acupuncture replacement, or a shortcut around years of essential training? Trick question? Both are nonsense.
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Points of Interest 05/20/2017

World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr 28;23(16):2928-2939. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2928. Comparison of the analgesic effects between electro-acupuncture and moxibustion with visceral hypersensitivity rats in irritable bowel syndrome. Int J Rheum Dis. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13091. Use of complementary and alternative medicines is associated ...
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Points of Interest 05/19/2017

  The Anti-Vaccine And Anti-GMO Movements Are Inextricably Linked And Cause Preventable Suffering Shakopee Hospital Among First to Offer Acupuncture in ER Anti-vaccine activists are playing with fire in Minnesota What's Kept the Society Against Quackery Going for 137 Years The Charity Commission's Consultation on CAM Charities. My Submission .
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Points of Interest 05/17/2017

'First Ever' Study Comparing Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Shows Harm from Vaccines? This study, with its suspect statistics and devil-may-care attitude toward methodological design, has now had the honor of being "unpublished" by not one, but two journals. Here's How the Anti-Vaccination Movement Hurts Autistic People An overview of systema...
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Points of Interest 05/16/2017

The finer points of acupuncture This ancient practice can be used alone or with conventional therapy to help ease your pain . Complete garbage from Harvard. Naturopaths looking forward to licensing in Mass . An autopsy case of fatal acute peritonitis complicated by illegal acupuncture therapy . Why is WHO guilty of WOO?
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Points of Interest 05/14/2017

The effectiveness of long-needle acupuncture at acupoints BL30 and BL35 for CP/CPPS: a randomized controlled pilot study.  The needles are pushed in 75–90 mm and electricity applied. "Placebo effect is probably what we refer to as patient healing power": A qualitative pilot study examining how Norwegian complementary therapists reflect on thei...
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Points of Interest 07/07/2017

Effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus on Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits. " Rectal temperature was measured with digital thermometer hourly." Poor bunnies J Integr Med. 2017 May;15(3):165-171. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60338-8. Can a science-based definition of acupuncture improve clinical outcomes? . No. Texas Ho...
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Points of Interest 05/11/2017

Stockholm clinic probed for discouraging vaccination, says measles is good for child's development Minnesota measles outbreak linked to anti-vaccine rhetoric hits 50 cases When it comes to vaccines, rich parents get away with child neglect FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management Endocrinology vs. Naturopathy—Steel Cage...
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Points of Interest 05/08/2017

Discredited doctor who falsely linked vaccines to autism is now Texas' toxic export Updated: Vaccine-autism study retracted — again Old Koala Tries to Climb Tree After 9 Weeks of Recovery and Acupuncture . Trying to escape the acupuncture?
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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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Points of Interest 04/28/2017

  Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness Ridgecrest Herbals to Phase out Homeopathics in Their Formulas, Beginning with ClearLungs Extra Strength PLoS One. 2017 Apr 27;12(4):e0176394. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176394. eCollection 2017. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and delays in presentatio...
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Points of Interest 04/26/2017

FDA Takes Action Against Fraudulent Cancer Products DSHEA Allowed 23 Yrs Of Disgraceful Cancer Claims By Supplement Makers J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0323. Acupuncture for Pain and Nausea in the Intensive Care Unit: A Feasibility Study in a Public Safety Net Hospital. " The most common single TCM diagnosis was Qi an...
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Points of Interest 04/25/2017

  Bill would let chiropractors do physical exams for student athletes Nearly eight in ten Canadians have used alternative medicines: survey States with the highest child vaccine rates Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1002/acr.23262. Self-Acupressure for Older Adults with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlle...
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Points of Interest 04/23/2017

RFK Jr vaccine beliefs – why experienced journalists don't take him seriously Steinberg: Bebe Vio raises her foil against anti-vax hysteria Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s11655-017-2753-9. Conventional acupuncture for cardiac arrhythmia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials . Acupuncture as population control? The Amer...
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Points of Interest 04/22/2017

Chiropractor Discovers The Cause Of Diabetes . For real. Not the Onion. Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis . For real Not the Onion. Bill Nye Reminds Anti-Vaxers of the "Paradox of Protection" Anti-Vaxxers Are Furious With Sesame Street "Normalizing" Autism What kind of heartless jackass sees a much-needed advocate for autis...
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Points of Interest 04/20/2017

Naturopathic medicine's role in fighting the opioid crisis Scientists, Stop Thinking Explaining Science Will Fix Things Can Tea Bags Help With a Vaginal Tear? Here's How To Use Them Publicly funded chiropractic care should have strict limits, leaked report says Paper which was never made public calls previous report on chiropractic health-care savi...
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Points of Interest 04/13/2017

Progress on health coverage for acupuncture in Vermont. Patients Who Need Treatment Beyond the Spine Many D.C.s coordinate their patients' overall healthcare and see patients with conditions not traditionally associated with chiropractic care. 9 ridiculous things Rocky anti-vaccers said in measles scare The Texas Department of State Health Services...
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Points of Interest 04/12/2017

Legal opinion could curb 'dry needling' practice by physical therapists . But they wear gloves. The Immunity Community A Community Engagement Strategy for Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Dec 24;194:774-780. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.11.012. Epub 2016 Nov 10. Safety of essential bee venom pharmacopuncture as assessed in a randomized ...
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Points of Interest 04/11/2017

Homeopathy: Be Aware Of Its Three Insane Principles World Homeopathy Awareness Week: Try homeopathy for these 7 diseases that usually need surgery, suggests an expert . Evidently an expert in lunacy. Why debates with alternative health gurus so often turn ugly People Who Don't Vaccinate Their Kids Are Selfish Kaiser Permanente study tests new way t...
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Points of Interest 04/08/2017

J Korean Acad Nurs. 2016 Apr;46(2):249-59. doi: 10.4040/jkan.2016.46.2.249. Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Obesity in Women with Abdominal Obesity . Treatment vrs control. Always positive results. State acupuncturists celebrate new regulations Cooling kidney and spleen heat through acupuncture . In traditional Chinese medicine, obesity can be ...
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