Monthly Archives: September 2010

Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

September 24, 2010
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Just goes to show how little Professor Edzard Ernst knows about chiropractic

  Professor Edzard Ernst is professor of complementary medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and in his latest article in Pulse he announces to GPs the revelation that “There is a Division in UK Chiropractic” . Correct me if I am wrong here. Is this the same Edzard Ernst who for...

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Did BCA finally find its spine and tell the General Chiropractic Council, its not fit for purpose?

September 19, 2010
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Did BCA finally find its spine and tell the General Chiropractic Council, its not fit for purpose?

I have heard through the grapevine, that BCA members passed a vote of no confidence in the GCC at their AGM on Saturday, if that is the case its the beginning of the end for Coats and Dixon. Watch the rats on the GCC ship try and dump them in the coming months to...

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To Those going to AGMs in the coming weeks this is my official complaint against the General Chiropractic Council

September 16, 2010
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To Those going to AGMs in the coming weeks this is my official complaint against the General Chiropractic Council

  “The  joint statement “Working Together” http://www.gcc-uk.org/files/page_file/WorkingTogether_FINAL_16July10.pdf is rather amusing considering all that has happened in recent years. How many statements do chiropractors need before the penny drops, the GCC is not fit for purpose. The statement explains “the roles of the General Chiropractic Council,the chiropractic professional associations and the College of Chiropractors. My...

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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

September 15, 2010
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I can see the headlines. Its because chiropractors are prescribing Diclofenac to the wrong people.

Study links Diclofenac to strokes By Alison Caldwell Updated Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:20pm AEST Video: Study links painkiller to strokes (7pm TV News NSW) There are calls today for one of Australia’s top-selling painkillers to be banned, after another study linked it to an increased chance of stroke in healthy people. Commonly sold...

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The General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose, how many times do chiropractors need to be told this before they act?

September 14, 2010
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The General Chiropractic Council is not fit for purpose, how many times do chiropractors need to be told this before they act?

It is fair to say having a complaint made against you that alleges you are guilty of “professional incompetence” must be pretty stressful. Margaret Coats and her team of Rottweiler’s spend 18 months putting a case together. Then some months ago they would have allocated three days in September for the hearing, appointed a...

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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

September 8, 2010
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A true skeptic does not reserve their skepticism for alternative and complementary medicine.

  The article below was published in Pulse “MHRA under pressure to withdraw Rosiglitazone”.  and another article was published earlier in the week in the Independent newspaper This is another example of why “evidence” does not necessarily make something true and should be the principle guideline for scope of practice. It is also interesting...

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Dawn of a new age or more smoking mirrors from Coats,Dixon and General Chiropractic Council.

September 6, 2010
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Dawn of a new age or more smoking mirrors from Coats,Dixon and General Chiropractic Council.

  The McTimoney Association seems very optimistic about the latest discussions with the GCC. The fact that members of the Alliance and the BCA sent out their own interpretation of the meeting should start bells ringing. I would advise everbody to read Tony Blairs autobiography before getting too excited. Blairs biggest regret is not...

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