MaxRedline: NCCAM

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NSCAMThanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn’t do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could not.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, or NCCAM, also helped pay scientists to study whether squirting brewed coffee into someone’s intestines can help treat pancreatic cancer (a $406,000 grant) and whether massage makes people with advanced cancer feel better ($1.25 million). The coffee enemas did not help. The massage did.

One and a quarter million dollars to “study” whether or not a massage makes people feel better. No word on whether or not it came with a “happy ending”.

They get nearly $130 million each year – and Congress can’t figure out where to make cuts in what they laughingly refer to as “the Budget”.

Unsurprisingly, the director of the center and other beneficiaries at the trough claim it’s worthwhile – and perhaps even important – to pee away millions of our dollars each year on such ground-breaking “research”.

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