Applied Kinesiology by Any Other Name... (Harriet Hall) http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/applied-kinesiology-by-any-other-name/ Applied kinesiology is one of the silliest things in CAM: a bogus muscle testing procedure based on vitalistic “energy medicine” ideas and ideomotor illusions. A chiropractor has reinvented it as “Nutrition Response Testing” and is using it to test nutrient requirements and prescribe individualized supplements. Whatever you call it, it stinks.
Teaching Pseudoscience in Universities (Steven Novella) http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/teaching-pseudoscience-in-universities/ A new group in Australia, Friends of Science in Medicine, has been formed to advocate high standards of science in medical academia and to discourage the teaching of CAM pseudoscience in Australian universities. A similar effort spearheaded by David Colquhoun in the UK resulted in removal of CAM courses from universities in that country. The problem is arguably even worse in the US.
Antipodean CAM (Jann Bellamy) http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/antipodean-cam/ A trip “down under” revealed a plethora of CAM nonsense in Australia and New Zealand. Offerings included jjimjibang, a kind of heated bathroom therapy, and bioenergetic flea and tick collars for dogs. But there were also encouraging signs of a pushback.