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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Acupuncture

Introduction

(02/10/2014)

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.

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How acupuncture is performed

(17/07/2014)

An initial acupuncture session will involve an assessment of general health, a medical history and a physical examination, followed by insertion of acupuncture needles into the skin.

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Common uses of acupuncture

(17/07/2014)

Acupuncture practitioners use the treatment for a wide range of health problems.

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Safety and regulation of acupuncture

(09/03/2015)

There is no statutory regulation of acupuncture in England, but many non-medical acupuncture practitioners are required to register with their local authority.

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Evidence for and against acupuncuture

(17/07/2014)

There is some scientific evidence acupuncture has a beneficial effect for a number of health conditions.

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