Another kicking for chiropractic – well done Catalyst!

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It’s seems an age since I’ve ranted about that other favourite ‘therapy’, chiropractic. I’ve put the word therapy in quotes, because in this context it means ‘completely bogus time-wasting, money-sucking, and potentially dangerous non-profession’.

I finally caught up with a recent episode of Catalyst, which did a lovely job of exposing the nonsense that is chiropractic. I’ve said it all before: for example here and here, but it’s always nice to have one’s own understanding re-affirmed by people who know what they are talking about.

Have a look at the episode – I particularly enjoyed the look of exasperation on the face of one of the neuro-surgeons as they ask him to explain what a chiropractor has just said about ‘static’ in the spinal chord – that happens at about 6:26 into the show.



3 thoughts on “Another kicking for chiropractic – well done Catalyst!

    Dan Rea said:
    July 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    They want to replace GPs but are anti-vaccination. Let’s just nod, smile, back away slowly and laugh at them when they have to get a real job.

    Joe R. said:
    July 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Chiropractic services for children is ridiculous , what are these parents thinking . For adults its fine but yoga would probably benefit better. I thought that adjuster tool was pretty funny lol

      rationalbrain responded:
      July 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Yes, the adjuster is just a gimmick. They used to use their thumbs to ‘adjust’ pressure points, but that was obviously too much work.
      Just imagine – if that adjuster is any guide – how delicate the human body’s balance is. As I once said to a chiro, if that’s all it takes to strengthen/weaken muscles, every time I played a game of footy I would be adjusting my body all over the place, and clearly that never happened. Response? Oh, it’s the way you do it. Yeah, right. Completely bogus.

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