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  1. Massage Therapy rubs me the wrong way
    Massage therapy? Pranic healing? Polarity therapy? Zero balancing? Back in my days of practicing law, one of my escapes from reality was a good massage. It was a great treat, exchanging the high-octane atmosphere of the law office for the soothing music, subdued voices and pastel tones of the trea…
  2. Here be Dragons: Caring for Children in a Dangerous Sea of sCAM
    As a pediatrician working in a relatively sCAM-inclined region, it is not uncommon to find myself taking care of patients who are also being followed by so-called alternative medicine practitioners. This often creates a major obstacle to providing appropriate care and establishing an atmosphere of …
  3. The price of a naturopathic education
    Editor’s Note: I’m on vacation in London and won’t be doing my regular Monday post this week. In its place, here’s another guest post from Britt Hermes of NaturopathicDiaries.com, about her extraordinary student debt from her abandoned naturopathy career. If you’re in London, join me at th…
  4. Medicine in the Magic Kingdom of Cascadia
    Beautiful Cascadia, where science goes to die. When the Pacific NW secedes from the Union it is to be part of a new country, Cascadia. The capital would be Portlandia, I suppose. Somehow, I think not. But when I watch the devolution of health care in Oregon, I think back to The Onion (?) when they…
  5. ND Confession, Part II: The Accreditation of Naturopathic “Medical” Education
    Editors’ note: Britt Marie Hermies of NaturopathicDiaries.com returns to SBM to continue her series on naturopathy from the point of view of someone who has left that profession. If you missed it, the first post was “ND Confession, Part 1: Clinical training inside and out“. She has…
  6. Learning quackery for Continuing Medical Education credit
      The Integrative Addiction Conference 2015 (“A New Era in Natural Treatment”) starts tomorrow in Myrtle Beach, SC. Medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, naturopaths and other health care providers will hear lectures on such subjects as “IV Therapies and Addiction Solutions…
  7. An Alternative to Appendectomy: Antibiotics
    An appendix, mid-appendectomy. My title doesn’t refer to alternative medicine, it refers to an alternative within medicine: treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery. You may be surprised to learn that patients with appendicitis don’t always automatically need an append…
  8. Do You Believe in Magic? Oregon Does.
    Pictured: OHP and HERB picking “evidence-based treatment options” Do You Believe in Magic? Do you believe in magic for a back pains fix How the needles can free her, where ever it pricks And it’s magic, if the chi is groovy It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie I’l…
  9. Bastions of quackademic medicine: Georgetown University
    The cover of Georgetown Medicine Spring/Summer 2015 issue. This image will drive Mark Crislip crazy, as it features yet another acupuncturist not using gloves while sticking needles into people. Dr. Gorski loves watching Dr. Crislip’s reactions to such photos. We frequently discuss a disturb…
  10. Naturopathic Medical Magic in the NW
    Me and my lovely wife Phyllis Schlafly, amazed at what naturopaths will believe.From the Wikimedia Commons, because we’re that famous. As regular readers know, I live in the great Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, Oregon. I am at home in the organic/hippy/environmental mind-set. It i…
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