Tagged: Chiropractic

Finding Power and Balance: Proving and Disproving Claims - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Apr 09, 2015

I’m very happy to have had an article published on the website of the New Zealand Science Teacher, the official publication of the New Zealand Association of Science Educators. My article is about applied kinesiology, I’ve embedded the introduction below and you can read the whole thing on the NZST website: Finding Power and balance: […] … Read More

ACC and Alternative Medicine - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna May 24, 2014

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is part of the healthcare system in New Zealand. To quote themselves on their purpose, they provide “comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand”. To put it simply, if you hurt yourself in an accident in New Zealand, ACC will likely pay […] … Read More

Modern chiropractic therapy is based on evidence, and here it is - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 09, 2011

by Peter Tuchin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chiropractic, Maquarie University Chiropractic has copped some criticism this week, with a group of prominent Australian doctors and scientists urging Central Queensland University to reverse its decision to offer a chiropractic degree from 2012. The group claims chiropractic isn’t based on evidence and therefore … Read More

Simon Singh & Prof. Ernst – The Truth About Chiropractic Therapy - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 06, 2010

Some readers may recall that some time ago I wrote about Simon Singh being sued by the British Chiropractors’ Association. Simon Singh and Professor Ernst are author of a book, Trick or Treatment, which presents the background and evidence, or rather lack of it, for a number of suspect therapeutic practices including acupuncture, … Read More

Vitalism ideology in chiropractic advertising - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 25, 2010

A dissection of an advertisement in which a local chiropractor tries to make vitalism sound credible It’s been a very long time since I have taken the local chiropractor to task over one of his advertisements. I’m not able to give a full dose of Respectful Insolence in Orac’s inimitable style, but the chiropractor’s … Read More

Breaking news: Singh wins appeal in chiropractic case - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 01, 2010

Simon Singh (Source: wikipedia) This news awaits formal confirmation, but early reports are that the Court of Appeal judges found that: Singh’s assertion that there was “not a jot of evidence” that chiropractic could treat certain conditions was “a statement of opinion, and one backed by reasons”. “bogus”, which Justice Eady defined as being an allegation of … Read More

Simon Singh, leaving job to deal with chiropractic legal case - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 13, 2010

Science writer and journalist Simon Singh, who faces a libel suit from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) for writing that a number of chiropractic claims of treatment of disorders unrelated to the spinal cord such as asthma were ’bogus’ has written in his column that it will be the last. He is resigning his job in order … Read More

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