Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

In a strangely incoherent article in The Mail yesterday, the journalist, Daniel Martin, epitomises the current confusion about alternative medicine that reigns in the UK and its NHS. This time it's acupuncture that gets it in the neck - or perhaps in the back as the article speaks a lot about back pain. Calling acupuncture [...]

By | 2009-05-26T12:12:17+01:00 May 26th, 2009|Health|Comments Off on Acupuncture works! But still they whine about ‘theatrical placebo’…

Today is Duck Day!

The Daily Telegraph, Front page 21.05.2009 Scanning through the front pages of the newspapers today, I came across something refreshing and extraordinary – a gorgeous picture of a duck’s head on the front page of The Daily Telegraph. Now apparently this is all about the ‘revelation’ that an MP claimed expenses concerning a 'duck house'. [...]

By | 2009-05-21T18:49:04+01:00 May 21st, 2009|Current Affairs, Musings|1 Comment

Why eminent doctors accuse CAM practitioners of lying to their patients.

In my last post I promised to give my view of why eminent physicians have grossly insulted practitioners of CAM by accusing them of lying to their patients. For example: Prof. David Colquhoun:  Under the heading The Lying Dilemma "To maximise the benefit of alternative medicine, it is necessary to lie to the patient as [...]

By | 2009-05-10T17:37:11+01:00 May 10th, 2009|Homeopathy|Comments Off on Why eminent doctors accuse CAM practitioners of lying to their patients.