Monthly Archives: May 2009

GCC is using the ASA to define the chiropractic scope of practice

May 30, 2009
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This is another sceptic blog; The Lay Scientist who has put all the ASA decisions against chiropractic together. The bloggers can’t figure out why the GCC do not pursue these cases themselves. Margaret Coats began using the ASA to define scope of practice after Dafid Byfield got a hammering for trying to define the...

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Richard Brown Vice President of British Chiropractic Association argues that the criticism of his profession is wide of the mark

May 30, 2009
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Richard Brown Vice President of British Chiropractic Association argues that the criticism of his profession is wide of the mark

New Scientist INCE the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) decided to sue science writer Simon Singh for libel, scientists and journalists have unleashed a torrent of criticism against chiropractic. Much of this is misinformed and needs to be corrected. Many critics – including Edzard Ernst (New Scientist, 30 May, p 22) – hark back to...

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Rather than stand up to the GCC some chiropractors are blaming me for this mess

May 30, 2009
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Rather than stand up to the GCC some chiropractors are blaming me for this mess

Today I got lots of emails from people who seem to think I am looking for some kind of revenge on the chiropractic profession. They seem to forget I have many good friends who practise chiropractic. I still practise chiropractic and am a passionate advocate of chiropractic. This mess is not my doing and...

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Nice guidelines for back pain draw criticism from sceptics

May 29, 2009
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Nice guidelines for back pain draw criticism from sceptics

Chiropractic has been been the recommended for the management of back pain in Denmark for over 15 years, in Cuba acupuncture is usually the primary intervention, the blockade forbids American chiropractors to go to Cuba, some Europeans like myself have worked with great success in their health system. I was seeing twelve patients an...

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Zenos original complaint against BCA chiropractors

May 27, 2009
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Zenos original complaint against BCA chiropractors

The letter of complaint being sent to the GCC has been posted on ZENOs blog with a list of 524 chiropractors, their registration number and their websites. For fifteen years I tried to get chiropractors to work together and now chiropractic sceptics seem to be demonstrating how effective co-operation is over competition. The complaint...

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Sceptics use the GCC to attack chiropractors.

May 27, 2009
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Sceptics use the GCC to attack chiropractors.

Since the BCA got the decision in the libel  case against Simon Singh two weeks ago Simon Sings supporters on his facebook profile have doubled  to 4,500. Its one thing sceptics not liking chiropractic now they have a cause to rally around. “Simon Singhs use of the word Bogus”. The problem is not Simon...

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Advertising Standards Authority decision on Colic and Carl Irwin.

May 23, 2009
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ASA Adjudications Dr Carl Irwin & Associates 96 Edgware Way Edgware Middlesex HA8 8JS Number of complaints: 1 Date: 20 May 2009 Media: Magazine Sector: Health and beauty Ad A magazine ad, for Chiropractors, stated "Dr Carl Irwin and Associates CHIROPRACTORS. Back, Neck, Shoulder, Arm and Leg Pain, Sports Injury, Joint Problems, IBS, Colic,...

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Council for health and regulatory excelence give GCC a glowing report

May 13, 2009
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Council for health and regulatory excelence give GCC a glowing report

If you took a poll you would find few who think the GCC are doing a good job,the four Chiropractic associations, the Chiropractic Patient Association, the GCC have no evidence that patients who made complaints were satisfied with their job. I would guess the confidence in the GCC is now less than when the...

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