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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Real doctors follow the $$$ evidence

December 24, 2010
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Real doctors follow the $$$ evidence

The advert below and other versions of it were published in the magazine “Popular Science” and the Journal of the American Medical Association  throughout the 50s. Then you had all the TV ads. Camel contributed millions of dollars to the AMAs efforts to destroy chiropractic in the 70 because it was not based on...

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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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A traditional world

December 23, 2010
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A traditional world

  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s !! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin. Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints....

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B.I.G.O.T.S.

December 21, 2010
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B.I.G.O.T.S.

Who's the puppet who's the puppet master?

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The ass keeps digging

December 13, 2010
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The ass keeps digging

Got another  letter from Peter Dixon, apparently I am infringing copyright laws using pictures of him from the GCC Newsletter and must stop. In addition I have been printing malicious gossip about Margaret Coats a  “valued employee” who he has “absolute confidence” in. Dixon States my report that Margaret Coats position is under threat,...

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Surrey police are looking for a bald middle aged man about 6 feet tall, who was caught on CCTV stealing grit from one of Surrey Councils £2,500 grit bins in Esher.

December 5, 2010
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Surrey police are looking for a bald middle aged man about 6 feet tall, who was caught on CCTV stealing grit from one of Surrey Councils £2,500 grit bins in Esher.

How do people with little wisdom end up in positions where they are supposed to help improve the quality of peoples lives?? Two years ago we had snow, having lived in Copenhagen for 12 years it was hard to believe how a few inches of snow could bring the country to a halt. I...

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Unfortunately Peter Dixon and the General Chiropractic Council are 3 years and 700 complaints too late.

November 30, 2010
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Unfortunately Peter Dixon and the General Chiropractic Council are 3 years and 700 complaints too late.

  This interesting little ditty in Peter Dixons Newsletter to the profession proposing  consensual disposal of vexatious complaints(see below). This is something I was pushing for in November 2007 when I was on council, I know for a fact Dana Greene proposed a similar system a number of times during her time as a...

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Its getting harder and harder for Coats and Dixon to mislead the profession. There is a paper trail, You just need to know where to look in GCC “closed” minutes.

November 25, 2010
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Its getting harder and harder for Coats and Dixon to mislead the profession. There is a paper trail, You just need to know where to look in GCC “closed” minutes.

Coats and Dixon were in Birmingham today telling the gathered chiropractors how passionate they are about chiropractic. Apparently Margaret Coats sees a chiropractor regularly, I am sorry I dont buy that, she knows so little about chiropractic and  who would be stupid enough to take on a patient, who might write to Alan Hennes...

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