7 October 2016
Iatrogenesis (harm caused by medical treatment) is one of the biggest causes of sickness and death in the world. In America it is the second leading cause of death.
A recent study has found that the regular use of ibuprofen - one of the most commonly used over-the-counter painkillers - was found to be associated with a 20% increased risk of heart failure (with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increasing the risk even more).
Acupuncture is a proven treatment for the management of many types of pain.