Surely The Virginian-Pilot will be interested.......

Coming soon.......

Chiropractors Seem Proud of Their 100-Plus Years History...What Aren't They Telling You?

What they aren't telling you is that since 1895 absolutely nothing has changed...well, that's not true. They've added a bunch more of bogus and pseudoscientific so-called treatments, but the basic subluxation stuff is still around and is still being taught in chiropractic schools.

Hmmm. What would you say if you went for an appointment with a real doctor and, they said they were only using treatments and knowledge prior to 1895. Yes, no blood tests, no vaccines, no up-to-date surgical EEG, no EKG...well, you get the idea.

What am I Trying to Accomplish Here?

The main purpose of this blog is to educate consumers by providing information about the so-called chiropractic profession.

At the same time I am going to work as hard as I can to bring before The Virginia Department of Health Professions how chiropractors are violating many of the rules of practice. The weirdest aspect of all of this, is surely someone must know that most of what the chiropractors are doing is not evidence-based and provides no value at all: therapeutic, medical, treatment, or diagnostic. I just can’t understand this. Time will tell ladies and gentlemen…..

The Chiropractic Avenger

Hell no! We Aren't Going to Pay for That Crap!

American Speciality Health (ASH) is one of the largest administrators of complimentary and alternative treatments, including chiropractic.
Out of the 81 so-called treatments that are listed with ASH, 53 of them would make the chiropractor ineligible to be one of their providers. Forty-eight of the treatments are termed scientifically implausible. Yep, they don't work, they do nothing, and there is no scientific evidence to support their use.
You know, you couldn't make this stuff up...and, it's gets better. As I'm writing this, students all over the country are in chiropractic colleges being taught this stuff.
Should we believe that all of those teachers actually believe this stuff works? Or, would it be worse that they teach what they know to be junk science? Either way it seems that they'd be at least to some extent deluded or just outright charlatans.
I'm sure their students must stand tall and proud....

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Virginia Department of Health Professions: Their Mission.....

The Virginia Department of Health Professions, is directly responsible for making sure its citizens have a safe environment which they can seek health care. Later, we'll take a look to see if they are living up to their mission......

This is their mission as shown on their Web site.....

To enhance the delivery of safe and competent health care by licensing qualified health care professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to both practitioners and consumers of health care services.

Notice the word competent......... I wonder what The Virginia Department of Health Professions' definition is?