What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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"Chiropractors almost never accept or react constructively to criticism. When specific wrongdoings are exposed, they typically claim that their critics are biased, the criticism is unbalanced, and that the medical profession does things that are much worse." Here, a well-reasoned criticism of chiropractic quackery triggers an angry response from the profession. (The response from the programme's producers is also included.) By Stephen Barrett, MD, National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF)

Watch the PBS broadcast (Scientific American Frontiers’ documentary called 'Adjusting the joints).  It features an ex-chiropractor, John Badanes, who challenges the claims of his former colleagues. (Scroll to 3rd link down)  Also available to view on YouTube here.

Read responses to some of the questions from viewers forwarded to John Badanes by the producers of A Different Way to Heal? after the show aired nationally in the United States in June of 2002.  [Background: John Badanes trained as a chiropractor at Life Chiropractic College West (LCCW) in San Lorenzo, California, and graduated summa cum laude in 1984. He is now committed to science-based intervention and has sharpened his criticism of the arbitrary diagnostic and therapeutic methods that proliferate within the chiropractic profession and characterise ‘alternative’ medicine.]