A science-based medicine skeptic struggles with his as-yet medically unexplained pain and resists alternative quack treatments
Paul: “For three years I kept my faith that relief had to be just around the corner, but my disappointment is now as chronic as my pain. Hope has become a distraction.”
Power pose: I. Demonstrating that replication initiatives won’t salvage the trustworthiness of psychology
An ambitious multisite initiative showcases how inefficient and ineffective replication is in correcting bad science.
Reflections on the debate with David Gillanders about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at the British Pain Society, Glasgow, September 15, 2017
Embargo broken: Bristol University Professor to discuss trial of quack chronic fatigue syndrome treatment.
An alternative press briefing to compare and contrast with what is being provided by the Science Media Centre for a press conference on Wednesday September 20, 2017.
No, JAMA Internal Medicine, acupuncture should not be considered an option for preventing migraines.
….And no further research is needed. These 3 excellent articles provide some background for my blog, but their titles alone are worth leading with: Acupuncture is astrology practice with needles. Acupuncture: 3000 studies and more research is not needed. Acupuncture is theatrical placebo. Each of these articles helps highlights an important distinction between an evidence-based … Continue reading "No, JAMA Internal Medicine, acupuncture should not be considered an option for preventing migraines."
The most interesting things to be learned from a recent clinical trial of mindfulness-based stress reduction to cognitive behavior therapy for chronic back pain are not what the authors intend. Noticing that some key information is missing from the study illustrates why we don’t need more studies like it. We need more studies of mindfulness-based … Continue reading "Mindfulness-based stress reduction versus cognitive behavior therapy for chronic back pain"