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 […]
It seems like every time I have lunch with my friend Stephen, he spends half the time going to the toilet. When I asked him about it, he admitted that he has an “overactive bladder.” Herbalists have several botanical remedies that can help curb overactive bladder symptoms. Acupuncture is also an option. That’s the easy […]
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.
The European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Big Pharma may all seem to be in cahoots to veto the future of alternative medicine and the use of natural remedies but one study from down-under brings hope for all of us.
Australian researchers, from the University of Western Sydney, have found that herbal preparations and omega-3s are effective treatments against an array of illnesses including osteoarthritis, heart disease and depression. Best yet, the study also found that these treatments could save Australia more than $220m every year!