CAM

The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

May 19, 2011
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The flowers smell beautiful and its great to be alive.

At about two in the afternoon, on November 21, 1920, the players of Tipperary lined up for a team photograph before the match against Dublin. At the rear three good friends from the village of Grangemokler stand side by side, In the centre my grandfather Richard (Dick) Lanigan, to his left Gerry Shelly and ...

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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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Who are the real “real” Doctors?

December 24, 2010
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Who  are the real “real” Doctors?

  Medical doctors fail to provide vital nutrition counselling Nutrition counselling can make a difference in the health of high-risk patients, yet a research study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that most medical doctors never even mention it to patients. "The need for nutrition counselling is pressing in light of...

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What is your subluxation?

July 21, 2010
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What is your subluxation?

Mischievous as ever, I thought I’d launch into action on a topic that is very close to my heart and mind: the concept of the subluxation. Now (and I am being very serious now) although you may read this as provocation or me just generally messing around it is really not intended as such....

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Psychotherapists have learned from Chiropractors mistakes

May 5, 2010
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Psychotherapists have learned from Chiropractors mistakes

  When The GCC refused to reveal to lawyers representing  psychotherapists, why the GCC’s former deputy registrar Greg Price ( Mr Price was administering complaints for the psychotherapist regulator UKCP) had to leave the GCC and whether he was a suitable person to be involved in the administration of complaints, the psychotherapists smelt a...

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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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What motivates CAM sceptics?

January 5, 2010
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What motivates CAM sceptics?

I have often wondered what motivates the CAM sceptics, I suspect the majority are intolerant angry people looking for a cause. In the event that I am wrong and sceptics are idealists who do care about improving peoples health let me explain what makes people healthy so sceptics could use their undoubted talent on...

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Sir David Frost interviews Simon Singh

April 25, 2008
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  One of Simon Sings first interview promoting the book he co-authored with Edzard Ernst Trick or Treatment. I dont think anyone would disagree with the position he has taken on homeopathy. However he also believes that chiropractors think they can treat all diseases so the profession should brace themselves and be prepared to...

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