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The Naked Chiropractor exposes everything you need to know about back pain and the facts Chiropractors and Alternative Medical Practitioners prefer that you did not know. The inside story of the wars between unscrupulous practitioners and insurance companies.
Behind the scenes stories about what's really going on at State chiropractic boards across the nation.
Chiropractic Practice - Odds 'n Ends
We're always under de-construction
- People's Chiropractic Clinic - This chiropractor does iridology on her own patients along with a long list of bogus and/or dubious procedures. One of the product lines she sells, Nature's Sunshine, is a really slick operator. A more recent comment from NCAHF says the following:
NATURE'S SUNSHINE EXPOSED
Jack Raso, MS,RD, exposes Nature's Sunshine subterfuge of practicing medicine and pharmacy without licensing as they employ
invalid methods of assessment such as "applied kinesiology" and iridology to diagnose and prescribe herbal products for various
diseases and conditions. Practitioners are taught to ostensibly evade the law by "teaching" rather than diagnosing. Raso's article,
"The shady business of Nature's Sunshine," appeared in the May/June, 1992 Nutrition Forum. Nature's Sunshine is
headquartered in Spanish Fork, Utah.
- Recent SEC filings and links - they are now in Provo. Check out the links, especiallyh the quiz for lifestyle analysis.
- What about the E-tea? - sounds like Essiac stuff to me, and we all know what the FTC said about companies that sell that stuff.
For even more information on Essiac - use this search.
- Here's a web site that still has Essiac information that is wrong
- Try this link, an obituary of an Essiac victim.
Some folks use their stuff on pets, like Essiac. Where did she learn this stuff?
Governor Vetoes Chiropractic Access Bill - Of course the chiropractic
lobby still says that their treatments are cheaper and more effective.
The governor disagrees.
- Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons - A Report to the
National Institutes of Health on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices
in the United States - Prepared under the auspices of the Workshop on Alternative
Medicine, Chantilly, Virginia September 14-16, 1992 (This
is, as far as I am concerned a totally uncritical review of chiropractic
and many other modalities. It appears that the review of chiropractic may
have been written by Dana Lawrence, a chiropractor. Also participating
in that conference were those who practiced "psycho-medical chirology",
Anthony L. Rosner, Ph.D. Director of Research of the Foundation for Chiropractic
Education and Research, Dr. Oscar Carl Simonton, who believes he can teach
people to "will" cancer away, and others. The report fails to
mention any controversy at all regarding chiropractic recommendations against
immunizations, avoids any discussion of the growing trend and promotions
in areas of pediatrics, and there is not one word of the dangerous or deceptive
practices by some chiropractors.)
to choose a chiropractor - by John Badanes, DC; Seek a chiropractor
who may or may not choose to treat, and who emphasizes patient empowerment
by teaching you how to take better care of yourself.
National Forum on Health: There was consensus among participants that
the cost of alternative and complementary medicines and therapies, such
as acupuncture and chiropractic procedures, should be covered by the health
care system if they were proven to be effective. Such a pragmatic
approach was largely based on the participants' generally positive personal
experience with these therapies. However, most agreed that mere consumer
demand did not constitute sufficient grounds on which to base a decision
to use public funds for an alternative/complementary health service, treatment
or medication. There was general agreement that "scientific proof"
or "medical evidence" was required before public funding of such
a procedure. (So why does the Canadian government
still provide Federal tax dollars to fund chiropractic care? Prove that
it is effective for any condition, show that it is safe, and tell the Provinces
that tax dollars earmarked from the Federal government should not be spent
on chiropractic care, especially on children and infants.)
doesn't Clarica cover chiropractic care at all in their health plan if you live in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island,
Quebec, North West Territories, Nunavut & Yukon:?
The Mysterious Placebo - John E. Dodes is the president of the New York
Chapter of the National Council Against Health Fraud - "Contrary to
popular belief, placebos can be harmful. Placebo responses can "teach"
chronic illness by confirming and/or reinforcing the delusion of imagined
disease (Jarvis 1990). Patients can become dependent on nonscientific practitioners
who employ placebo therapies. Such patients may be led to believe they're
suffering from imagined "reactive" hypoglycemia, nonexistent
allergies and yeast infections, dental filling amalgam "toxicity,"
or that they're under the power of Qi or extraterrestrials. And patients
can be led to believe that diseases are only amenable to a specific type
of treatment from a specific practitioner"
does the court call "reasonable" in chiropractic claims?
- Minnesota lawyer says, "As advocates for our clients we tend to
tar all chiropractors by presuming their treatment is not reasonable or
necessary. In my experience, a well-managed chiropractic care plan can
help the employees with low-back injuries successfully return to work.
Once the worker returns, however, the defense professional should carefully
analyze whether the chiropractor is manipulating both the spine and the
for Responsible Medicine - ARM
P. O. Box 270986
Tampa, Florida 33688
Ray McEachern's E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- American College of Chiropractic Consultants (ACCC) - Protocols, Documentation
Tools & Other Useful Items
"The knowledge that you can have is inexhaustible,
and what is inexhaustible is benevolent. The knowledge that you cannot
have is of the riddles of birth and death, of our future destiny and the
purposes of God. Here there is no knowledge, but illusions that restrict
freedom and limit hope. Accept the mystery behind knowledge: It is not
darkness but shadow." Northrop Frye
- rated medical sites, just plug in anything you want. -
silver - Colorado chiropractic group endorse 19th century quackery
- products - Medical doctor advises Lametco
"Health is a balanced state achieved by focusing
on two areas: detoxification or cleaning out the body and the building
up of the blood and the immune system. As I travel, teaching people how
to get healthy and how to stay healthy using LAMETCO'S all natural products,
I stress the four "No Choice" foundation products. The products
no one should go without" - Dr. Donald Verhulst (Wayne State University
- Class of 1982)
- The National Association for Chiropractic Medicine
NACM is a consumer advocacy association of chiropractors
who confine their scope of practice to scientific parameters and seek to
make legitimate the utilization of professional manipulative procedures
in mainstream health care delivery. The NACM offers consumer assistance
in finding member practitioners.
Board of Chiropractic Examiners report - Religning chiropractic oversight
- During the past four years, TBCE received 960 complaints and took
86 disciplinary actions. About a third of the complaints concerned allegations
of unprofessional conduct.
Chiropractic Society Code of Ethics
Chiropractic Oath - Where God is with a big "G"
Island chiropractic regulations - grounds for revocation of license
Attorney General Carla Stovall Rules Manipulation is Outside the Scope
of Medical Practice