Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sceptic Chris French’s article on chiropractic in the Guardian

June 30, 2009
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The McTimoney advice to its members has to have been the worst advice in chiropractic history.   ‘Witch hunt’ forces chiropractors to take down their websites 20 Jun 2009: A chiropractic association has told its members to remove websites and withdraw patient leaflets or risk prosecution. Why the panic, wonders Chris French who is...

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The McTimoney Chiropractic Association would seem to believe that chiropractic is “bogus”. Posted June 2009

June 26, 2009
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The McTimoney Chiropractic Association would seem to believe that chiropractic is “bogus”. Posted June 2009

This posting had 1,700 views after only two days and over 200  blogs were linked to it on my old blog platform. This e-mail was the shot of adrenaline supporters of the campaign to grant Simon Sing leave of appeal against Justice Eaddys defamation ruling needed as can be seen from the comments to...

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Chiropractor Damien O Dwyer says this is a great opportunity to claim cultural authority

June 19, 2009
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The Real World Sadly, the world is not full of well-intended people all working for the common good. This is reflected in all walks of life, including research, medicine, bureaucracies and chiropractic. I worked in medical research, in a public teaching hospital, for over 10 years, which culminated in completing a PhD in Medicine....

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The BCA stood by as the GCC destroyed the chiropractic profession

June 18, 2009
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The BCA stood by as the GCC destroyed the chiropractic profession

   I received an e-mail today asking how much did I think registration fees would have to be increased because of the complaints. That would depend on whether the complaints are followed through and itemised by Zeno et al. Right now the co-ordinated messages coming from the GCC and BCA is these complaints are...

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Sceptics are making complaints

June 15, 2009
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  Nature News Complaints converge on chiropractors – June 15, 2009 At least two bloggers have taken credit for independently making hundreds of formal complaints against British chiropractors for false advertising. British chiropractors have drawn extra attention in the wake of a libel case brought by the British Chiropractic Association against science writer Simon...

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GCC amend the Chiropractic Act to keep their coffers full.

June 15, 2009
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GCC amend the Chiropractic Act to keep their coffers full.

  Its amazing how jobs worths can get their fingers out and get the chiropractic Act amended when it affects them personally. The depressing thing is chiropractors accepted this kind of crap from the GCC for years, the sceptics wont. The GCC has reassured the chiropractic associations today that it has asked the Privy...

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If Simon Singh is not allowed to express his opinions in the UK, chiropractic is finished, in fact it would never have started.

June 15, 2009
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Think tank: Costly libel suits are stifling science Simon Singhs article in the Sunday Times 14/6/09: Last year I published an article in The Guardian about chiropractors who claim to treat childhood conditions such as asthma, colic and ear infection. My views on that treatment clashed with those of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA)...

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Chiropractor Jonathan Clarke has the courage of his convictions and evidence supporting chiropractic.

June 10, 2009
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In recent weeks it has been much easier explaining to patients why I no longer call myself a chiropractor. The incompetent regulator, associations making claims about chiropractic which they have removed from their websites under challenge from chiropractic sceptics. I was so proud when I graduated as a chiropractor and still feel proud to...

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A Belgian chiropractor is in charge of the AC Milan sports medicine department

June 9, 2009
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A Belgian chiropractor is in charge of the AC Milan sports medicine department

David Beckham can thank Milanello training regime for return to fold As David Beckham emerged after a massage and an hour of Pilates on his last day at the renowned Milanello ‘laboratory’, he looked like a man who had just spent five months on a health farm rather than undergoing the most thorough training...

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The BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh will be a disaster for the profession

June 4, 2009
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The BCA’s decision to sue Simon Singh will be a disaster for the profession

It would be funny if it was not so tragic for the chiropractic profession, and the BCA leadership will not have the sense to call off their dogs. On the other hand it could turn out that the BCA council knew exactly what they were doing and their action was deliberate so chiropractic sceptics...

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