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    Chirokinetic therapy Subscription

    21 Sep 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Have you heard about chirokinetic therapy (CKT) yet? If not, you need to know about this new alternative therapy which is currently being promoted in the UK and elsewhere. Sooner or later, one of your patients is going to ask you about it.

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    Herbal medicine during pregnancy Subscription

    05 Sep 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    As soon as a woman finds out she is expecting, she thinks twice about taking ‘dangerous chemical drugs’. This cautious attitude is, of course, laudable but it also makes pregnant women easy victims for the ‘natural’ supplements industry.

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    Rational debate is productive; irrational debate, not so much Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Most of my readers are healthcare professionals of some type or another, and as such, we all have a lot in common

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    Acupuncture for whiplash Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Whiplash injuries are both common and difficult to treat. They frequently become chronic and can cause much suffering and high cost. Given these facts, an effective treatment would be more than welcome.

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    What is Ernst's Law? Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    It was Andy Lewis, a fellow blogger, who first formulated a notion which he called ‘Ernst’s law’.

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    Why is complementary medicine so popular? Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Anyone who has followed this blog knows that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remains a hotly debated and divisive subject.

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    How effective is individualised herbalism? Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    If a patient consults an herbalist in the UK or anywhere else he/she will, in all likelihood, not be treated according to the principles of ‘rational herbal medicine’

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    I'm retiring - so critics should watch out Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    But he's not going anywhere...

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    How to CEASE autism Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Most patients suffering from conditions which we cannot yet treat effectively will be tempted at some stage to consider alternative medicine.

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    Are observations ever more meaningful than clinical trials? Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    The field of alternative medicine (AM) is littered with surveys and other observational studies

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    Even massage therapy is not without its risks Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    It might be best to start this article with a declaration of conflict of interest: I am quite fond of massage therapy and, many years ago, learnt the techniques of Swedish massage myself.

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    Homeopathy - the legal view Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    During recent months the critics of homeopathy have raised their voices repeatedly. Usually they come from doctors or scientists. Now the legal profession seems to join the chorus.

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    Problems with Chinese acupuncture trials Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    A recent systematic review included 44 trials of acupuncture as a treatment of obesity

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    What are the core values of integrated medicine? Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    ...and how 'valuable' is it?

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    Am I really a chiropractic's 'nemesis'? I'm flattered, but... Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Edzard Ernst questions the truth found on Wikipedia

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    Twelve reasons people take an anti-vaccine stance Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    for many years, there has been a vocal movement protesting against immunizations

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    Safety reporting in CAM studies is inadequate Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    Patients often view treatments which are 'natural' as devoid of risks.

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    Acupuncture is nothing more than an elaborate placebo Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    A group from Southampton randomised 221 patients awaiting joint replacements because of osteoarthritis into receiving real acupuncture or placebo-acupuncture (non-penetrating needles) or mock electrical stimulation.

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    Physiotherapists and complementary therapies Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    I sometimes receive correspondence from people who think that I unfairly target certain groups of alternative practitioners

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    The Chinese are giving up their own medicine Subscription

    25 Aug 2012 By Edzard Ernst

    China have published a comparison of Chinese hospitals practicing traditional Chinese medicine and those practising conventional Western medicine.edz

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