Tag Archive for Alternative medicine

Web pages, including ours, deemed “critical” of Universal Medicine removed from Google Search results

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Well, well, well, looks like a certain alternative and controversial “esoteric healing” group was busy for a year or more trying to scrub their image on the internet. Doubtful News is one of many pro-consumer blogs that have reported information about Serge Benhayon’s questionable health treatments resulting in complaints to Google initiated by Universal Medicine (UM) and…

From Alternative to Integrative, the NIH changes a branch name

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You KNEW this rebranding stuff was coming. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has changed its name to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Because alternatives to medicine DON’T work and they finally got that point. What the point of the rest of this is, I still don’t see. NIH complementary and integrative health…

Alt med practitioner faces 16 months in jail. Yells, “Conspiracy!”

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It’s a funny thing that people who think they have the special cure really have no authorization to treat at all. And, when they get caught skirting the law and making questionable claims, they yell “conspiracy”. Fake doctor receives 20-month sentence. Kathleen Helms was once considered by her patients to be on the forefront of alternative…

The “great” and “doctorful” Oz admits he doesn’t have miracle solutions

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No kidding! This truly is great. I wish I’d seen it. But Consumerist has an excellent summary that sounds like when Dr. Oz went to Congress he got more trouble than he bargained for. McCaskill deserves applause. Dr. Oz Grilled By Senator Over “Miracle” Weight-Loss Claims – Consumerist. Since he started appearing on pal Oprah…

Doctors in Pakistan feel threatened by anti-science proponents

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More trouble in Pakistan. Doctors who stand up to quackery claims are feeling threatened. Anti-quackery: Doctors uneasy after colleague evades kidnapping attempt – The Express Tribune. Medical practitioners in the city have expressed unease after the recent attempt to kidnap the general secretary of the anti-quackery committee of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Dr Abdul…

“Medical research in clown shoes” (UPDATE)

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Oh, this has caused a stir… The Australian site The Conversation has seen fit to take down this piece by Mick Vagg. It has been preserved here. FreezePage: Conversation suspended page — Quackademic medicine…coming soon to a uni near you The recent memorandum of understanding signed between supplement company Swisse and La Trobe University to establish…

UK paper stumbles big time with credulous article on local homeopath

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Lancashire Telegraph has credulous and irresponsible article up about natural medicine. Blackburn doctor takes the natural way to health (From Lancashire Telegraph). PATIENTS are travelling from as far as New York and Oslo to seek out a Blackburn doctor’s alternative cures. At the Bios NatureCure Clinic in Darwen Street, Dr Dos Adele is carrying on…

Turkey’s health ministry takes important steps to regulate alternative medicine

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Turkey organizes a way to regulate alternative medicine practitioners. POLITICS – Turkish health ministry forms legislation regulating alternative medicine. The Health Ministry has completed legislation on alternative medicine practices, taking a big step toward regulation of the currently disordered field. The legislation on “Traditional Supplementary and Alternative Medicine Practices” has been finalized after four years…

Legitimizing occult healing in Russia

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Wait… this just makes the practice of occult look official! Not the way you want to go. Russia Considers Certification for Witch Doctors | Russia | RIA Novosti. Risking a hex, an opposition lawmaker in Russia has drafted a bill to regulate the country’s lucrative occult medicine industry. The bill, posted on the State Duma’s…

Chiropractors pitch you dubious “cure” for diabetes

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Be aware of such scams. Call 12: Promise of diabetes ‘cure’ has a catch. Diabetic Solutions MD promises it can help cure diabetes through a step-by-step process and nutritional supplements that could cost you thousands. Don’t be misled by the MD in the title. The doctors pitching the supplements are licensed chiropractors whose practices revolve…

Hospital fights parents to continue chemo for leukemia victim (UPDATE: Reconsider)

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Earlier this week we covered the case of parents getting a slap on the wrist for refusing their child proper treatment for burns. He died. Now, another case in the Ohio Amish community. Ohio hospital: Force Amish girl to have chemo. An Ohio hospital is fighting to force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to…