Lies, damned lies, and statistics" (.........or is Acupuncture Safe? )

Lies, damned lies, and statistics" (.........or is Acupuncture Safe? )

Watching brekfast television this morning, I was surprised to hear there was an 18% chance of having an adverse reaction to acupncture. Some people bruise a little, some might feel a little light headed, but the chance of you having an adverse reaction to acupuncture is 1 in 10,000 So why such a discrepancy?

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How DOES Acupuncture Work?

How DOES Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is often dismissed by western scientists because they don’t understand how it works. That’s understandable. Chinese medicine practitioners talk a different language. We ramble on about Qi, Zang Fu organs, channels, extraordinary vessels and the like. But, at the end of the day, we’re treating the same body and there is plenty of evidence that acupuncture works well for a wide range of conditions (see my “Does Acupuncture Work” blog).

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Does Acupuncture Work?

Does Acupuncture Work?

If only I had a pound for every time someone asked me that question! It usually comes up when someone is trying to decide how to deal with a health issue and is not sure what to do.

Not so long ago, you went to your family doctor if you were ill. Nowadays, there is a wealth of choice. That’s great in one respect, but it can also be confusing.

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