Acupuncture, chiropractic, diets, and more…


Acupuncture for back pain: an open letter by a Canadian therapist: Concerned about the new ACP guidelines on ‘Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians’, Andrea MacGregor asked me to publish her ‘open letter’.

Warnings of controversial chiropractor adjustments on pregnant women: Medical experts are accusing chiropractors of disregarding warnings about using a controversial technique on pregnant women.

Dr Tom Goyer now in cosmetic medicine after working in two discredited clinics: A medical doctor who worked in two discredited clinics — one for weight loss and the other for erectile dysfunction — is still plying his trade in cosmetic medicine with the knowledge of health regulators.

Acupuncturists mistake insufficient rigor for bias against them: Of all the modalities of alternative medicine currently in use, arguably acupuncture is the one that has achieved the most mainstream acceptance in medicine, despite the evidence being overwhelmingly in favour of the conclusion that it is nothing more than a theatrical placebo.

Professor King says pharmacists are agents of government: Pharmacists are agents of government, according to Professor Stephen King, who has apparently delivered his interim remuneration and regulation report to the minister of health.

People with cancer being sold idea of ‘healing diets’ that can damage their chances of survival: ‘People who lose weight during cancer treatment do not live as long and weight loss is preventable.’

Acupuncturist Complains About Wikipedia: An acupuncturist complains about Wikipedia, saying it is under the control of self-styled skeptics who bias the content and bully anyone who disagrees. She only demonstrates her own bias; Wikipedia had good reason to ban her from editing.