Tag Archive for chiropractic

3Cs: Christian, chiropractor, cult

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A charismatic chiropractor is fronting a doomsday cult, say parents of college-aged girls now involved in his massage therapy practice. Christian chiropractor’s ‘commune’ of women part of discount massage ‘cult,’ parents say. Parents and friends of college-age women in Michigan believe that a local chiropractor uses his business as a front for a doomsday cult.…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

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In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…

Chiropractors brazenly adjusting babies can cause serious injury (UPDATE: CAA wants retraction)

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An exclusive by the Sydney Morning Herald calls for immediate drastic measures against chiropractors. Call for age limit after chiropractor breaks baby’s neck. A baby’s neck has been broken by a chiropractor in an incident doctors say shows the profession should stop treating children. Melbourne paediatrician Chris Pappas cared for a four-month-old baby last year…

Chiropractors in Australia disassociate with anti-vax claims

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A positive sign but how can you take the idea out of their heads when their practice is based on nonsense to begin with? Chiropractors pushing anti-vaccination line face crackdown, audits. Chiropractors will be forced to stop making anti-vaccination and other misleading claims in a crackdown on shonky operators from the profession’s governing board. Earlier…

Bill in Virgin Islands would increase scope of practice for chiropractors

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This is so not a good idea. Bill would give chiropractors some physician status – News – Virgin Islands Daily News. A medical doctor voiced concerns at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday about a bill that would expand the scope of practice for chiropractors in the territory, while local chiropractors testified in support of the…

Animal chiropractic: Not all it’s cracked up to be

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It sounds all nice and lovely – no surgery, no drugs, ease the animal’s pain… but, it makes no sense. Animal chiropractors say their drugless, non-surgical adjustments are cheaper than vet care – The Washington Post. Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he’s…

Chiropractic care for kids called into question

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This is a very poorly written article but it illustrates an issue all parents and caregivers should be aware of. ‘Extreme’ chiropractors’ practices ‘child abuse’ | 3AW Tom Elliott. A group of ‘extreme’ chiropractors have been called into question, with one senior doctor believing claims chiropractic treatment can cure serious paediatric illnesses were effectively ‘child…

Family claims dog is better through chiropractic

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Hmm. Me thinks this isn’t so straightforward as they say. Family Uses Chiropractor To Save Dog’s Life « CBS Los Angeles. Chomp started having problems with his legs shortly before the family noticed that they started giving out. In addition, he became excessively sensitive to the touch, and would wimper loudly when anyone tried. Mike…

Another push for quackery in the military

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Army urged to do more with alternative medicine techniques. When the pills didn’t work, Army Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead teamed up with her chiropractor to find a holistic solution to her chronic pain. And that worked. “Success is a team sport,” she said at last week’s Foundation for Chiropractic Progress 10th anniversary gathering at the…

Obamacare covers alternative medicine treatments

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This sounds disturbing. Obamacare to cover acupuncture, alternative medicine. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare,” what is now called alternative medicine may become as accessible and as widely accepted as conventional medicine. The controversial act specifically mentions complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative healthcare in seven different…

Child “holistically” starved, mistreated, and lacked medical care

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Minnesota couple accused of starving, abusing adopted son; 8-year-old is malnourished | StarTribune.com. A Minnesota couple are accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted son, feeding him only liquid and putting an alarm on his door so he would not steal food, according to criminal charges that say the boy was so malnourished his bones protruded…

Texas school allows chiropractors to give physicals after they complained

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WFISD waffles on physicals by chiropractors » Times Record News. In a flip-flop decision, the Wichita Falls Independent School District will recommend to board members Monday that chiropractors be allowed to give pre-sports physicals to junior high and high school students. This comes after WFISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney recommended Aug. 21 to bar chiropractors…

Stroke after neck adjustment – Woman claims she was not warned of risk

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Another case of a stroke after chiropractic adjustment. This one ends in settlement of a suit. Chiropractor forged consent form after patient’s stroke | CTV News. A chiropractor forged the signature of an Edmonton woman on a patient consent form, after she suffered a massive stroke that her family blamed on a neck adjustment, CTV…

Skeptvet threatened with legal action by self-proclaimed dog cancer expert

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The skeptical vet draws the ire of a self-proclaimed dog cancer expert after his authority and methods are questioned. Engage widespread internet exposure, otherwise known as the “Streisand Effect“. Dr. Eisen Takes Legal Action to Suppress Criticism In the true spirit of quackery, which cannot bear criticism or the exposure of its absurdities, Dr. Steven…

Chiropractor claimed a blue light laser could cure food allergies

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A very disturbing story about chiro(mal)practice: Chiropractors Offering Unproven Laser Treatment For Food Allergies An estimated six million American children have food allergies. Those who are highly allergic can get deathly ill if they eat the wrong thing. Some chiropractors claim they can cure allergies through the use of a laser. Zack Jones was game…

Neck manipulation outed as “clinically unneccessary”

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A piece in the British Medical journal states that neck manipulation seems to be clinically unnecessary and potentially too risk compared to other treatments. Chiropractors don’t like that, obviously. Why having your neck clicked could do more harm than good – Telegraph. Physiotherapy lecturer Neil O’Connell, of Brunel University, Uxbridge, and colleagues said cervical spine…