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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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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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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 can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

April 19, 2010
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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

Professor Edzart Ernst is proclaimed as the first professor of complementary medicine and the “expert” usually quoted in negative articles about chiropractic. It took me five years to train as a a chiropractor and another five years in practise before I felt anything like an expert. So how can Professor Ernst present himself as...

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Ezard Ernst is blaming Prince Charles for costing him his job? Seems Ernst can dish it out, but not so good at taking it.

April 5, 2010
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Professor Ezard Ernst states in Saturdays Guardian that the field of complementary medicine would benefit greatly, if “the Foundation for Integrated Health ceased to exist and the funds thus freed were directed towards rigorous research." Presumably this would enable professor Ernst to keep his title as the only professor of complementary at Exeter University....

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Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

March 16, 2010
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Check out sceptics blogs, they are getting very emotional about the fall of their great leader.

Sceptics seem to get rather upset with anyone who criticise the pope of Scepticism the infallible professor Ezard Ernst  I have never met Edzard Ernst, however I can say with confidence he has very little understand of what goes on in my practice. Because  I do not find professor Ernst a “sweet and mild...

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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

February 1, 2010
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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

The Guardian’s health editor Sarah Boseley announced yesterday “We need this voice to fight quackery”                                                                                            Apparently celebrity professor, Edzard Ernst is in danger of losing his job as the only professor of complementary medicine. Sarah Boseley laments the fact that there are not many job opportunities for former medical doctors who dabbled in...

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BCA and GCC member David Byfield would seem to concur with Simon Singh that the BCA were making bogus claims about the efficacy of chiropractic

May 1, 2008
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BCA and GCC member David Byfield would seem to concur with Simon Singh that the BCA were making bogus claims about the efficacy of chiropractic

Many of the statements made by Simon Sing and Edzard Ernst about chiropractic in their book “Trick or treatment” could have been lifted from David Byfields report and testimony in the GCC V Jesper Jensen case in 2002. I have always believed the Jensen case was brought by the GCC in an effort to...

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Incompetent leadership unable to put Ernst down.

December 20, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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The chiropractic profession has not been very effective at defending itself from sceptics

December 12, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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