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Posts Tagged ‘chiropractic

Alan Breen in praise of chiropractic and democracy

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We were pleased to see a call from Prof Alan Breen (at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, and on two GCC committees) for a move beyond or supplement to evidence-based medicine in order to achieve a “more democratic and inclusive…age” in “musculoskeletal practice”. However, it is unfortunate that Breen fails to follow through on the implications of his demand. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by oatmealts

June 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm

British Chiropractic Association and The Plethora of Evidence for Paediatric Asthma

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British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has issued a third update in the matter of BCA v. Simon Singh. Leaving aside the BCA discussion of the legal aspects of the case, the BCA has risen to the challenge so famously issued by Professor Frank Frizelle when he was entrammelled in a dispute with chiropractors in New Zealand: “let’s hear your evidence not your legal muscle”. The BCA is to be commended for releasing the details of the research papers they rely upon for their stance that “chiropractic can help various childhood conditions” such as asthma. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Chiropractors accuse critics of “witch hunt” for examining evidence

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The case of Simon Singh vs the BCA (British Chiropractic Association) is prompting calls for a re-examination of the UK’s libel laws. Bloggers are responding by scrutinising some of the chiropractic claims that triggered this case and this has already resulted in changes to what chiropractors are willing to claim. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by oatmealts

June 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm