The Secret that “Dr” Joseph Cipriano Doesn’t Want You to Know

A lot of people don’t know this, but chiropractic adjustment is a scam! It’s pure hocus pocus, that at its very best is a technique of pain management that time and time again, it’s been shown to be ineffective, with most credible research putting it on a par with a good massage. Yet, despite these well-documented facts, chiropractic adjustment remains a $15-billion industry, with the largest number of chiropractors (approximately 75,000 of them) found in the United States. There, this quackery has wormed its way into the health care system and the psyche of the general population, who have been conned into thinking that this pseudo-medical alternative therapy has real health benefits, and who allow these charlatans to perform potentially fatal manipulations upon them. In an attempt to counter this perception, earlier in the year I published a video discussing chiropractic’s quasi-mystical origins, as well as the findings of systematic reviews investigating spinal manipulation, which – spoilers – time and time again conclude that it is pure quackery. The video starred “Dr” Joseph Cipriano, or to give him his full medical title, “Joseph”, a chiropractor who adheres to D.D Palmer’s “innate intelligence” and who specialises in using what I can only describe as a mediaeval torture device called a “Y-strap”. Joseph was clearly unimpressed with my video warning the viewer about his profession and the very real dangers associated with spinal manipulation. Rather than counter my arguments with a well thought-out, logical, and referenced response, he resorted to abusing copyright law and filed an illegal DMCA takedown notice on my video. Although I’m furious that Joseph has taken this course of action, I think it’s provided us with an example of just how indefensible his flavour of chiropractic is. Essentially, by filing this DMCA, he’s projecting to the world that he’s unable to defend his profession, and must silence opposition out of fear that his customers might find out the truth, his secret that he doesn’t want them to know – that he’s a quack, that chiropractic is a scam, and that you should not let him anywhere near you with his Y-strap.

About Myles Power (751 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

2 Comments on The Secret that “Dr” Joseph Cipriano Doesn’t Want You to Know

  1. I can’t believe people actually pay money to be tortured in this way.


  2. I don’t understand why we need a chiropractor, when they claim the body is self-healing anyway. They’re sort of making themselves obsolete, really.


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