Monthly Archives: January 2011

In 1895 Harvey Lillard had his hearing improved after a spinal adjustment by DD Palmer, scientists may be closer to understanding the mechanism.

January 19, 2011
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In 1895 Harvey Lillard had his hearing improved after a spinal adjustment by DD Palmer, scientists may be closer to understanding the mechanism.

  Research in rats suggests that stimulating the vagus nerve could help stop persistent ringing in the ears. Question for lover of science is would the stimulation of mechano receptors in the spinal joints of the cervical spine or pelvis have an affect on afferent impulses of the Vagus nerve. This is in todays...

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Mind Body Spirit – the placebo effect. By Ben Goldacre

January 19, 2011
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Mind Body Spirit – the placebo effect. By Ben Goldacre

  It always makes me laugh when Skeptics talk about the placebo effect as if it was something practitioners of WOO or alternative practitioners did not understand. Being friendly, taking your time, smiling must have beneficial effects for the patient. I do three things, I have a laugh with my patients I share my...

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Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’

January 18, 2011
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Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’

  Must make it a bit easier presenting the argument to chiropractors who want to start prescribing From BBC NEWS: Legal aid cuts ‘deprive drug claimants of day in court’ Legal aid cuts will make it impossible to challenge pharmaceutical companies in the courts, the BBC has been told. The Law Society fears the...

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Skeptics do more to “promote” chiropractic than most chiropractors do.

January 17, 2011
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Skeptics do more to “promote” chiropractic than  most chiropractors do.

For two year now I have resisted the temptation of  twittering, seeing no reason to share my thoughts as I take a peek at page three on the table next to me. A friend who is a big honcho in the “Social Media” world convinced me otherwise, so as of yesterday I have stopped...

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Sooner or later the General Chiropractic Council will have to give the dogs a few bones.

January 13, 2011
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Sooner or later the General Chiropractic Council will have to give the dogs a few bones.

The “Nightingale Collaboration” is up in arms because no charges were brought against pharmacists who recommended homeopathy as a protection against malaria. Having seen the Newsnight programme I would say they have a point. However what will be interesting is when they try to make the comparison with chiropractic and the evidence debate gets...

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The Department of Health tells an Osteopath that health regulators are only accountable to themselves.

January 12, 2011
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The Department of Health tells an Osteopath that health regulators are only accountable to themselves.

  Julia Spivack is a qualified osteopath,  a few years ago she had a vexatious complaint made against her and since has devoted much of her time  to exposing the way health regulators operate. She used all the proper channels as advocated by the chiropractic associations who have stated the have no confidence in...

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Any nutter can make a complaint to a regulator, its the idiots who act on vexatious complaints you have to wonder about.

January 8, 2011
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Any nutter can make a complaint to a regulator, its the idiots who act on vexatious complaints you have to wonder about.

For year people have been making vexatious cases against chiropractors. The five people who nominated me as a candidate for council all had vexatious complaints made against them that were dismissed. My favourite vexatious complaint was the one against Bridgit Gilmore because her cat left a few hairs on the floor. None of these...

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