Taking “touchy-feely” to a whole new level

And, worse, this is from my home state as well:

LANSING – A Rochester Hills chiropractor defended the techniques of a Fenton chiropractor accused of performing unorthodox breast treatments.

The teen girls treated by Robert J. Moore have spinal curvatures that may have caused their bodies to tilt and force one breast to droop lower than the other, said Dr. Robert Ducharme, a chiropractor who testified Tuesday in Moore’s defense.

Moore risks losing his chiropractic license after four women, including two teenage girls, claim he fondled them during office and after-hours visits.

Moore, 41, denies touching the girls inappropriately, and his defense attorneys are working to prove his treatment was good chiropractic care, and not for sexual gratification.

“If a person has chest wall pain, we need to see if it’s a chiropractic problem or medical malady that needs to be referred,” Ducharme said. “In men and women, ribs travel under the breast tissue. We can’t ignore the area because (the breast) is there.”

Chiropractors provide manipulations of the spine and nervous systems to help the body heal itself without medicine or surgery.

“After hours” visits? That should raise red flags right there.

I suppose that, given the fact that some doctors can’t resist abusing their position of trust to cop a feel or do even worse, it would be surprising if “alternative” practitioners didn’t sometimes do the same thing. The thing that really irritated me about this article, though, was the last sentence of the quoted material. It should have read:

Chiropractors provide manipulations of the spine and nervous systems that they claim without much evidence can help the body heal itself without medicine or surgery.