The QuackCast

Science-Based Reviews of SCAM: Supplements Complementary and Alternatue Medicine

Quackcast 33. Update on Acupuncture, Chiropractic and Herbal Remedies

The following are evaluated:

A Randomized Trial Comparing Acupuncture, Simulated Acupuncture, and Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(9):858-866

SPINE Volume 34, Number 11, pp E405–E413
Safety of Chiropractic Interventions
A Systematic Review

Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients
A Randomized Trial
David J. Becker, MD; Ram Y. Gordon, MD; Steven C. Halbert, MD; Benjamin French, PhD; Patti B. Morris, RD; and Daniel J. Rader, MD
Ann Intern Med. 2009;150:830-839.