Earlier this month I told you how the popular painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) lands 78,000 people in A&E every year and how it is the leading cause of liver failure in the US. I also told you that how, when used as a hangover treatment (even after drinking a small to moderate amount of alcohol), paracetamol […]
In recent years, research has linked the popular painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) to Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver damage, asthma, developmental defects (like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children) and even excruciating skin reactions… and when used as a hangover treatment (even after drinking a small to moderate amount of alcohol) paracetamol increases the risk of kidney disease by […]
Back pain can destroy your day in a blink of an eye. From one sharp turn, your back just seizes up. And you’re lucky if you can even make it back up the stairs to bed. The first thing you probably do is reach for your prescription pain pills and hope you can fall asleep […]
I have regular acupuncture and the benefits I get from those tiny needles are tremendous… Some of my friends on the other hand think I’m a bit of a mug to have bought into this quackery…
Turns out many people feel the same way about acupuncture. Recently I watched a television programme, which debated the benefits of natural medicine. However, acupuncture came up with such frequency that it became a battleground issue.
There was no “winner” in this debate. I expect some viewers went away with respect for acupuncture, after the programme. I’m sure others remained sceptical.
To those sceptics I would just say this: I don’t blame you. Your scepticism is reasonable. After all, we’re talking about using needles to move energy through invisible channels in the body.