A staggering one in four chiropractors in Britain are now under investigation for allegedly making misleading claims in advertisements, according to figures from the General Chiropractic Council.
The council, which is responsible for regulating the profession and has 2,400 chiropractors on its books, informs me that it has had to recruit six new members of staff to deal with a fifteenfold increase in complaints against its members – from 40 a year to 600. While it declined to comment directly on the costs inflicted by the reaction to the BCA's actions, it is clear that a six-figure sum will be involved for the extra staffing costs alone, to which will have to be added the considerable costs of any misconduct hearings.
The legal battle between BCA (British Chiropractic Association) and Simon Singh gotten allot of publicity from science bloggers and free speech advocates and now the chiropractors are starting to feel the heat. Chiropractors are starting to be called out on their bullshit (in Britten at least). Its about frekin' time.
For those who don't know: Chiropractic is a baseless, pre-scientific, pseudoscience, alt-med bullshit. Its based on the idea that there is a vital force flowing though you and that misalignments of the spine can cut off the flow of this force and that causes sickness. Really.
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