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  • Sebastian Rushworth is a physician from Sweden, and a proponent of evidence based medicine. He thinks that medical diagnosis and treatment should be guided by the scientific evidence, not by expert opinion, personal anecdote or by salespeople working for pharmaceutical companies.

    His most recent blog post is again very interesting. The honesty with which dr. Rushworth evaluates pharmaceutical medicines commonly used in Industrial Medicine and the way he rigorously discusses their benefits and harms is an example that the traditional Chinese medicine profession should heed.

    As well as anybody involved in decision making about pharmaceutical drugs, either as a doctor or a patient, they should read it, too.

    #science #drugs #pharmaceuticals #ntt #nnh #evaluation #medicine #decisionmaking

    We need new stories. Our society so badly needs new stories.
    Here is a link to a crowdfunding campaign for a documentary film that explores birth beyond the industrial model and restores the mystery and miracle of birth. The way our culture does childbirth is a microcosm of everything else it does. All the wrongness (such as the desecration of the feminine and the body, the splitting of the human being, the technological program, etc.) and all of the possibility for transformation and healing, is present in holographic microcosm in modern childbirth.

    A really beautiful short movie depicting fertilisation and what happens in the womb.

    Acupuncture therapy as an Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Comprehensive Acute Pain Care: the Academic Consortium Pain Task Force White Paper Update

    A crisis in pain management persists as does the epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, addiction, and diversion. Pain medicine is meeting these challenges by returning to its origins: the Bonica model of multidisciplinary pain care.The 2018 Academic Consortium White Paper detailed the historical context and magnitude of the pain crisis, and the evidence-base for nonpharmacologic strategies. Over 50% of chronic opioid use begins in the acute pain care setting. Acupuncture may be able to reduce this risk.