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    Canadians visit chiropractors about thirty million times a year, and surveys show that patients are generally satisfied with them. But Paul Benedetti and Wayne MacPhail have another opinion. This book is available from and you won't regret the purchase. Remember, the cost of the book is in Canadian dollars, so you really will save a whole lot.

    This is Sam Homola's latest book. What a relief to find a book that is an honest appraisal of how to treat the aches and pains of everyday living. If you are high on chiropractic, then this book should be on your shelf. Dr. Homola practiced for years as a chiropractor and his knowledge is based on those years of practice. Order it today

    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.

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    • 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?

    • Arizona Governor Vetoes Chiropractic Access Bill - Of course the chiropractic lobby still says that their treatments are cheaper and more effective. The governor disagrees.
    • Manual Healing Methods - 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.)
    • How 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.
    • Canadian 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.)
    • Why 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:?
    • CSICORP- 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"
    • What 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 system."
    • Association for Responsible Medicine - ARM
      • P. O. Box 270986
        Tampa, Florida 33688

        Ray McEachern's E-mail:

    • ACCC-chiro - American College of Chiropractic Consultants (ACCC) - Protocols, Documentation Tools & Other Useful Items
    • The Chiropractic Page
      • "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

    • Medsite - rated medical sites, just plug in anything you want. -
    • Colloidal silver - Colorado chiropractic group endorse 19th century quackery
    • Lametco - 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.

    • Texas 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.
    • American Chiropractic Society Code of Ethics
    • National Chiropractic Oath - Where God is with a big "G"
    • Rhode Island chiropractic regulations - grounds for revocation of license to practice
    • Kansas Attorney General Carla Stovall Rules Manipulation is Outside the Scope of Medical Practice
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