Simon Singh and the British Chiropractic Association

April 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, Law, Legal Chill) (, , , , , , , )

Having co-authored a book about alternative medicine with Edzard Ernst, popular science writer Simon Singh penned an article for the Guardian about one of the alternative therapies covered in the book. The article was published at a time when chiropractic was being promoted. This newspaper article then became the subject of a complaint from the chiropractic association, the BCA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chiropractic “For Sceptics Only” Pages

August 31, 2009 at 7:53 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , )

Here (and here), we have chiropractors providing “For Sceptics Only” pages on their websites. Let’s take a look… Read the rest of this entry »

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Chiropractic Refusal to Engage

June 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , , , , , , , )

[BPSDB] You may recall my recent correspondence with Bassett Chiropractic Clinics (the chiropractors whose website claims to be able to help with whiplash, contrary to the guidance given by the ASA – their clinics include St Albans Chiropractic Clinic, The Hertford Chiropractic Clinic, Watford Chiropractic Clinic, and Kings Langley Chiropractic Clinic). My most recent post is here and I have now received an email responding to my latest missive. It took this chiropractor three days to come up with this response: Read the rest of this entry »

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A Gentle Reminder for the BCA

May 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , )

Despite my email of 19th May, the BCA research page remains unchanged. (Nor have I had a reply to my original email.) There are still no citations of systematic reviews of the therapy and the only peer-reviewed evidence published in reputable journals that is cited are a handful of trials picked out by the BCA from the many that are available. The citation of the RCGP guidelines remains. I’ve emailed them again to ask if they are standing by their research page, the evidence cited, the failure to cite systematic reviews, and the page’s claim that “Research Supports Chiropractic”. The email is republished below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Helping the BCA

May 19, 2009 at 4:54 pm (Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic) (, , , )

I like to think that I’m a helpful person. So when I found that the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) had missed systematic reviews from their research page it occurred to me that they may be unaware of the existence of these reviews and I could help them out and send them some links. I’ve now done so. I also helpfully pointed out that the 1999 RCGP guidelines had been withdrawn in 2005 but were still listed on the BCA’s research page, which is titled “Research Supports Chiropractic”. Read the rest of this entry »

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