Sysiphus Speaks 395: Let The Infections Continue

The results are in from the hearing to adopt a rule in Oregon that would require Oregon licensees practicing acupuncture to follow clean needle technique and require the use of only disposable, single-use acupuncture needles.
It was decided not to adopt the rule
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Sysiphus Speaks 394: Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 05/28/2017.

More measles in Minnesota. Yet another form of acupuncture: Snafu. CAM cancer studies are of poor quality. The future of CAM is LSD. Read More…

Sysiphus Speaks 393: The Mind Boggles

Oz, 55, shared part of an audio conversation he had with Chachoua, who revealed he was so confident in Sheen's treatment that he injected some of the actor's blood into himself.
"I drew some blood from him and I injected myself with it and I said, 'Charlie, if I don't know what I'm doing, then we're both in trouble now aren't we?' " Chachoua told Oz by phone.

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Sysiphus Speaks 392: Plus c'est la même, plus c'est la même

If they were to show photographs of the practice of acupuncture, reiki, homeopathy, traditional Chinese pseudo-medicine from the same period, the fashions worn by the practitioners would be different, but the practice would be identical. Read More…

Sisyphus Speaks 391: Corrigendum. The Week in Review for 05/21/2017

Choosing CAM leads to bad outcomes the world over. How deep can an acupuncture needle go? Measles continues and Minnesota and will be welcomed in Texas. Rat rectal stimulation for Science. And more. Read More…