Monthly Archives: April 2010

Simon Singh supporters take campaign onto Britain’s got talent

April 30, 2010
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Simon Singh supporters take campaign onto Britain’s got talent

Can Margaret Coats sing? She represents chiropractic everywhere else.

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These are my comments on the article professor Edzard Ernst had published in the New Scientist last summer about chiropractic.

April 30, 2010
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These are my comments on the article professor Edzard Ernst had published in the New Scientist last summer about chiropractic.

My comments on this article are in red. What you should know about chiropractic ? 29 May 2009 by Edzard Ernst in New Scientist 29th of May Just what is chiropractic, and do the claims of chiropractors stand up to scrutiny? FOR many people, chiropractic appears almost mainstream. Some chiropractors even call themselves “doctor”....

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Chiropractors are like turkeys paying for Christmas.

April 30, 2010
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Chiropractors are like turkeys paying for Christmas.

This is one of my favourite posting from the forums, written by a chiropractor I had always seen as an establishment figure. Unfortunately few had the courage to walk away. 17.5% VAT is a lot to give up. I left Tony Gilmore did, Dana Greene, Frank McBride, . Ten years ago there was such...

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Would Herbert Ross Reaver have remained on the register of the General Chiropractic Council

April 30, 2010
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Would Herbert Ross Reaver have remained on the register of the General Chiropractic Council

Chiropractic has a rich history of activists who were prepared to go to jail for the chiropractic profession.When the iron doors of the Scott County Jail shut on D.D. Palmer in the spring of 1906 he was destined to be the first of hundreds of chiropractors who would “go to jail for chiropractic” through...

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Foundation for Integrated Health charity shut down with immediate effect.

April 30, 2010
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Foundation for Integrated Health charity shut down with immediate effect.

‘Fraud’ sees Charles charity shut A health charity founded by the Prince of Wales is to close following a fraud inquiry, its trustees have announced. The shutdown of the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health came days after a former official was arrested on suspicion of money laundering. A spokesman said the formal closure process...

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Effects of acupuncture largly due to placebo. So what as long as it helps some women through childbirth.

April 29, 2010
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Effects of acupuncture largly due to placebo. So what as long as it helps some women through childbirth.

Yesterdays Guardian reports that Professor of Complementary Medicine, Ezard Ernst discovers another placebo. I am all for placebos that help people throug a crisis, must be better than drugs. “Acupuncture does not relieve childbirth pain, says study” Research suggests results from complementary therapy during labour may be placebo effect Denis Campbell, health correspondent The...

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Margaret Coats may have chiropractors attending the ECU conference in London arrested

April 29, 2010
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Margaret Coats may have chiropractors attending the ECU conference in London arrested

  The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), the chiropractic regulator in the UK have hired Private investigators to try and find evidence to present  to the police and have me arrested for practising chiropractic without a “medipractor” licence from Margaret Coats and Peter Dixon DC the GCC management. After I left the register in January...

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If its not the spinal care, how do you control for these variables in a “scientific study” of CAM

April 27, 2010
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If its not the spinal care, how do you control for these variables in a “scientific study” of CAM

Laughter really is the best medicine as doctors find it can be as healthy as exercise Laughter can do as much good for your body as a jog around the park, scientists have claimed. By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent  Daily Telegraph Published: 5:00PM BST 26 Apr 2010 Doctors describe “mirthful laughter” as the equivalent...

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Wellness and the Biopsychosocial Model of health care.

April 27, 2010
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The fact that words like “wellness” and “philosophy” can be viewed as pejorative in the chiropractic profession merely shows how insular the chiropractic profession is. The omission of philosophical teaching from chiropractic education may explain why the extreme wings of the profession are guided by dogma and the evangelical teachings of their leaders. Another...

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How a few motivated "Geeks" defeated an apathetic profession

April 22, 2010
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How a few motivated "Geeks" defeated an apathetic profession

Having created this mess by not consulting the profession BCA leaders will put their head in the sand hoping the problem will go away. I suspect this is just the beginning rather than the end. Reading articles like Nick Cohen’s one can only feel embarrassed calling oneself a chiropractor Now charlatans will know to...

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