Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Chiropractic

I have always been skeptical about the chiropractic efficacy, so it was interesting to read Sceptics question alternative claim: More chiropractors are treating more Australians every year. My favourite quote in this article was from Loretta Marron, a science graduate with a business background, who was Australian Skeptic of the Year for 2007:
Pediatric chiropractic is a form of faith healing and it should be in theology, not health science.
Reading this article led me to Chiropractic - A Cure-All or Con?. I agree with Loretta: unproven treatments should not be government-funded in any way. This also applies to medical benefit funds who cover chiropractic and "complementary therapies"—especially homeopathy and naturopathy—passing on the cost to all members.

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