Osteopathy: Making a valid point…

July 31, 2011


 Based on the information you provided, it appears you have a valid point ! In April this year I commented (Be Careful What You Wish For) on an article called ‘If the CAP fits’ that was published in the British Osteopathy Association Journal .  In this article, osteopathy Mary Monro expressed her the view that a lack […]

Posted in: ASA, Osteopathy

CHRE annual report: Regulation meets Quackery.

July 1, 2011


The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence have recently published their 2010/2011 annual report  http://www.chre.org.uk/media/18/405/ Volume II covers the performance reviews of the 9 healthcare regulators who come under their remit. Volume II can be found here   http://www.chre.org.uk/satellite/402  Or the PDF is here:  http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/hc1012/hc10/1084/1084_ii.pdf This document contains lots of  detail on issues surrounding health care regulation, many […]

Osteopathy: For Crying Out Loud..

May 17, 2011


Of all the conditions that Cranial Osteopaths claim to treat, infantile colic  is perhaps one of the most common. We can see just how common by using a very handy Google Custom Search, this tool can be used to search GOsC members websites for specific search phrases, in this case colic: (See Note at bottom […]

Posted in: ASA, Osteopathy

Correcting Subluxations

April 27, 2011


Back in May 2010, the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) stated that the Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) was lacking any research that could associate it with any diseases and that it exists today as an historical concept. It would be an understatement to say that this was not welcomed by chiropractors, both here  in the UK and further […]

Posted in: ASA, Chiropractic

Osteopathy: Be careful what you wish for …

April 24, 2011


Be careful what you wish for ...... That is something that BOA member, Mary Monro should keep in mind when writing articles for Osteopathy Today, the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) journal. The article called ‘If the CAP fits” was published in the April 2011 edition of Osteopathy Today.  It covers the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) […]

CranioSacral Challenged!

April 1, 2011


This month the Nightingale Collaboration are looking at CranioSacral Therapy CST) and the wildly extravagant claims therapists routinely make for this unproven treatment. I thought this would be an opportune moment to take a quick look at how the ASA view the evidence for this treatment and the claims being made. In the past I […]

A Homeopath gets the message…

March 27, 2011


On 5 March 2011 I sent a complaint to the ASA regarding the website content of homeopath Helen Saunders.  This was done for a number of reasons: First: This was done because homeopathy lacks any reliable evidence to support the claims being made.  Those claims range from minor, self limiting conditions, through to far more […]