Claims chiropractors can treat ADHD, allergies ‘misleading’ customers

In the absence of news papers doing any investigative reporting the Society for Science based Health Care has been researching the ridiculous claims continually made by chiropractors.

The comments made after the article are informative (for once). Many were supportive but a few continued to support the “good work” done by chiropractors. Clearly the message about evidence isn’t getting through.

Remember, of the four types of evidence: anecdotal, analogical, testimonial, and statistical, anecdotal carried the least weight.

As they say “the plural of anecdote is not data”

http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/health/78433012/claims-chiropractors-can-treat-adhd-allergies-misleading-customers–study

Now consider the following:

http://i.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/9223578/Chiropractor-breaks-babys-neck

Had the chiropractic industry been evidence based, this wouldn’t have happened.

Additionally the New Zealand government spends $43,000,000 on chiropractors annually.

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