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Doctors, Alternative medicine and Snake oil and Pain relief
We all have a duty of care to our selves, and your GP should always be your first port of call with any health issues. With the drain on the NHS it is not always easy to see a GP and there is a trend to cut opiates for pain relief, so where do we go from here ?
There are many Alternative and Complimentary medicines and therapies, sadly not usually available on the NHS.
Do any of these offer real alternatives ?
Common are Herbalistic, Chinese, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy and probably many more but are they of real help to us ?
Have you tried any with any degree of success ?
Then there are the Snake oil sales men, offering magical cures with little or no evidence that they are safe.
Have you been tempted to try any of these magic potions ?
CBD or cannabis oil has been in the news.
There is a solvent commonly available, DMSO, that claims to offer excellent pain relief but with little in the way of medical back up or licence.
MSM is a spin off suppliment of DMSO claiming to relieve arthritic pain and more. Neither of which are said to be harmful.but are they helpful.
I make no recommendation other than talk to your GP before changing or adding to your treatment
Have you come across any other pills, potions, practices or psuedo- pharmaceuticals ?
The more weird and wonderful the better
Be all you can be, make every day count. Namaste