Feng Shui for California Nurses?

May 28, 2009

This story will eventually appear in   Skeptical Inquirer magazine in its entirety.

 In the meantime, go   here for a taste of the craziness in California…



#1 asanta on Sunday May 31, 2009 at 7:11pm

I am a California RN and I am ashamed at the amount of woo that is being taught as science and therapy.
It started with the whole ‘therapeutic touch’ scam and branched out to acupuncture/pressure and herbal therapies. It is almost IMPOSSIBLE for me to go to a conference without seeing a class in woo, dressed as science. Nurses at work talk about their acupuncturist and chiropractic adjustments, the vitamins and herbal medications they take and the latest feel good bad tasting magic juice. One nurse had a vaccine reaction, and won’t get another vaccination (it sounds like a contamination), but if she’d gone to a favorite restaurant and gotten food poisoning, I’m sure she would have chalked it up to bad luck and gone back. The doctors I work with are not immune.As someone who subscribes to many research journals and love to read about the latest studies, when I ask for the studies purporting to show the results they claim, and I can’t find, they resort to the “because I ordered it” line. While I love my profession, I am becoming very disillusioned.

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