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  • Harriet Hall { That case report is typical of so many “studies” published in the chiropractic literature. They commit the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Whenever a… } – Mar 27, 12:10 PM
  • mouse { Thumbs up here! If it’s anything more unusual than ibuprophen or tylenol, I really appreciate it when a doctor writes down the name of the… } – Mar 27, 11:54 AM
  • NotADoc { Looking at the demographics of the “provers” makes me wonder if more than a few of them showed up at the session high. A few… } – Mar 27, 11:46 AM
  • Woo Tang Clan { True, none of these were biologists but the “data” used today to justify the use of procedures and pharmaceuticals is based on both chemistry and… } – Mar 27, 11:46 AM
  • Bill C { Have you ever lost a child? It’s the worst possible anguish a parent can feel, if one can hold on to any shred of hope… } – Mar 27, 11:39 AM
  • GShelley { But we know homeopathy is false (in so far as it is possible to know anything). The failure to see any effect when tested properly… } – Mar 27, 11:31 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Read through the abstracts at the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Rivals The Onion. } – Mar 27, 11:31 AM
  • EBMOD { It’s for this reason that if I recommend an OTC medication, I will write down the name of it, rather than just say ‘go find… } – Mar 27, 11:22 AM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { “This is incorrect. Psora, gonorrhea, tuberculosis were the basic miasms. Syphilis and Cancer were added later. And all these diseases are hereditary – which is… } – Mar 27, 11:17 AM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { What makes a person (chiropractor) think that they can manipulate the bony plates in an infants skull? Especially if there is a suspected fusion? Are… } – Mar 27, 11:05 AM
  • goodnightirene { It is more than upsetting to think of infants and small children being dragged off to chiropractors, and equally upsetting that politicians have allowed this… } – Mar 27, 10:55 AM
  • Chris { Avijit, where is that less than fifty year old PubMed indexed animal study showing homeopathy works better for rabies than the modern vaccine? } – Mar 27, 10:23 AM
  • Nell on Wheels { FWIW, The New York Times had an op-ed piece this morning, “Give Breast Milk” as a follow-up to last Friday’s “Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity,… } – Mar 27, 10:18 AM
  • mouse { Simba – Thanks! I know I’m not a good writer, but I do enjoy it, so it makes me happy to see I’m not a… } – Mar 27, 10:01 AM
  • simba { ” I have known any number of people who swear by their chiropractor or their acupuncturist, but their complaints never really resolve. They feel better… } – Mar 27, 9:45 AM
  • mouse { Sadmar”So, “like cures like” means if you’re feeling psychologically oppressed, ingesting a dilution of a physical manifestation of oppression will free your mind?” Well -… } – Mar 27, 9:05 AM
  • simba { Good advice. But you have to read the fine print- a fair number of ‘herbal’ or ‘homeopathic’ remedies don’t actually call themselves that, or call… } – Mar 27, 8:43 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Significant sufficed. } – Mar 27, 8:15 AM
  • mouse { The paper’s name is “Absence of Black Holes at LHC due to Gravity’s Rainbow” I’m totally jealous of physicists. If it weren’t for the whole… } – Mar 27, 8:09 AM
  • simba { ” I said that some seem unable to grasp the role of unmet medical needs in CAM use often due to limitations of mainstream care.”… } – Mar 27, 8:08 AM
  • Windriven { “We should be somewhat curious as what human needs are being satisfied in such a relationship.” I am curious as to what human needs are… } – Mar 27, 7:59 AM
  • Windriven { Avijit, the delusional Boiron shill says: “[Homeopathy] works every time [for nausea]. It is a condition documented under a remedy. But the evidence says it… } – Mar 27, 7:35 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Why should our public face be so different to our private one? Seriously Peter? Firstly it is not that different. Secondly, they are vastly different… } – Mar 27, 6:33 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { My opinions, or more accurately the set of hypotheses that I am testing out a possible, There’s that painfully obviously false humility. No Peter, you’ve… } – Mar 27, 6:16 AM
  • Graham { Be specific. Which doctors here that your perceptions show you are those that would heavily criticise patients for CAM use? } – Mar 27, 6:02 AM
  • PMoran { ” What is said on a blog about the evidence and rationality of a treatment is not representative of what is said to patients in… } – Mar 27, 5:02 AM
  • Britt Hermes { Patrick, I enjoyed reading your insights and stories. Thank you for posting. } – Mar 27, 3:49 AM
  • Avijit { WilliamLawrenceUtridge says: ..Except, the thing is – it won’t. When you test homeopathy as a treatment for nausea, it doesn’t work any better than an… } – Mar 27, 2:49 AM
  • PMoran { As a surgeon I have little direct experience of CAM use, W. My opinions, or more accurately the set of hypotheses that I am testing… } – Mar 27, 12:32 AM
  • Beatrice C. { *significant other. I hate typos. } – Mar 27, 12:27 AM
  • Beatrice C. { My significant was a lab scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. There are days it feels like I need his expertise to go to the drug… } – Mar 27, 12:03 AM
  • Frederick { ( Going to test the nerd/gamer out here) I wonder how Xenu and his crowd could have survived to the 50 000 years harvesting cycles… } – Mar 26, 11:19 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { /endthread } – Mar 26, 11:00 PM
  • simba { Not taking the piss out of you, it just seemed like a weirdly-appropriate place for this comment! I was only reading through old threads the… } – Mar 26, 10:17 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { :-D } – Mar 26, 10:09 PM
  • ScienceMonkey { Spectacular! The Physical Symptoms section reads like an ee Cummings poem. Did I make a mistake when I switched from engineering to business? Some of… } – Mar 26, 9:56 PM
  • Windriven { I’ve been registered for many years. In WA and also in LA (maybe this is throughout the country) donors have a notation on their driver’s… } – Mar 26, 9:55 PM
  • simba { Please note, before more misrepresentation starts (seriously, last nerve got on with the apparently-deliberate misrepresentation of my post earlier)- the patients are referred to as… } – Mar 26, 9:38 PM
  • Harriet Hall { You continue to misrepresent and erect straw men. What is said on a blog about the evidence and rationality of a treatment is not representative… } – Mar 26, 9:28 PM
  • simba { This is, of course, a response to the sum of PMoran’s comments and not to just that specific statements. Because, it’s funny, it starts off… } – Mar 26, 9:27 PM
  • George Martin { I found out recently that Galaxo Smith Kline which makes the Advair Diskcus has has a plan which provides patient assistance if your income is… } – Mar 26, 9:12 PM
  • simba { Yup, I’ve started going more for the small independent pharmacies because there is a better chance they won’t stock all that stuff. It can sometimes… } – Mar 26, 9:10 PM
  • Lytrigian { It’s children’s cold medicine in general. All multi-symptom otc medication is bad, since it can lead to inadvertent overdosing. However, the state of the market… } – Mar 26, 9:07 PM
  • simba { I doubt your ability to read the CAM user’s mind, or decide what is best for understanding CAM use, for the reasons I’ve outlined previously… } – Mar 26, 9:05 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Peter says: There is no doubt…. that I am am absolutely right. Just think about it…. exactly as I do and you will see that… } – Mar 26, 8:42 PM
  • mouse { hear, hear? Oh well. } – Mar 26, 8:39 PM
  • mouse { Here, here, MadisonMD } – Mar 26, 8:38 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { IMO, donation should be the default, with opt out option. Agreed. } – Mar 26, 8:30 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { That is a very impressive “woo of the gaps” argument you got there, antidogma. Yes, medicine and biology is a very young and difficult science…. } – Mar 26, 8:24 PM
  • Sawyer { I’m curious which OTC drugs you’re referring to. The scientific literature is ever-evolving and always being disputed, but off the top of my head I… } – Mar 26, 8:17 PM
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