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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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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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