Thursday, June 22, 2006

Skeptics' Circle is up at Autism Diva blog

The 37th Skeptics' Circle has been posted to Autism Diva blog and it looks great.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The road from foolishness too healthfraud

Penn and Teller are looking for "bullshit" and takes a look at chiropractic medicine, reflexology, magnet therapy and alternative medicine

Penn and Teller: Bullshit - Alternative Medicine (part 1)

Penn and Teller: Bullshit - Alternative Medicine (part 2)

Penn and Teller: Bullshit - Alternative Medicine (part 3)

The power of suggestion is wonderfull and expensive too...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Watch the video about Chiropractic neck manipulation

Dr. William Kinsinger's video presentation at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City in April 2004 focuses on the real dangers of highest neck manipulation. Interviews with the parents, and survivors of this technique that has no therapeutic value tell the terrible tale of what can happen if your chiropactor performs this procedure
Deadly quacks: Neurologists have long protested the practice of 'highest neck manipulation,' which in some cases has resulted in lethal strokes

Dr. William Kinsinger is an American physician, and a member of a professional group monitoring government support for alternative medicine.

Monday, June 05, 2006

If it quacks like an alien ...

Interestingly an alien has now been found in the stomach of a duck.

The good thing is that we obviously have nothing to fear from an alien invasion.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Migraine suffers would be victims of health fraud

It seems that migraine (headache) sufferers would be likely victims of health fraud in that the cause is poorly understood, unpredictable and often triggered by unknown factors, and can be difficult to treat.

As with me, my doctor told me to visit a chiropractor to get relief. As I think massage and relaxation does wonders for headaches of all kinds, I would rather find a good PT or massage therapist.

I have discovered that several PT's have fallen for the latest new-age treatments: Cranio Sacral Therapy. An osteopath started CST and the method are used by many chiros.

CST is just another weird belief without any therapeutic value:

In 2002, two basic science professors at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine concluded:

Our own and previously published findings suggest that the proposed mechanism for cranial osteopathy is invalid and that interexaminer (and, therefore, diagnostic) reliability is approximately zero. Since no properly randomized, blinded, and placebo-controlled outcome studies have been published, we conclude that cranial osteopathy should be removed from curricula of colleges of osteopathic medicine and from osteopathic licensing examinations [10].
(Source: Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine Interexaminer Reliability And Cranial Osteopathy)

Migraine suffers have to be careful to find a clinic or an individual therapist who they can trust, a theraphist who does not fall for this so-called therapy.

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