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Keeping winter ailments away with acupuncture

As the Christmas holidays approach and as we look forward to gatherings with friends and family, we may neglect our health due to packed social calendars.

Vhi Healthcare pays €26.8 million in claims for Mayo customers

Vhi Healthcare paid out €26.8 million in claims for the healthcare needs of its customers in Mayo. The biggest spend involved claims for the treatment of cancer amounting to almost €4.6m, including just over €1m spent on claims for breast, bladder, and prostate malignancy. Orthopaedic procedures including replacement knee and hip joints, fractures, and back problems accounted for a further €4.2m of total spend, followed closely by heart and circulatory conditions which cost €3.2m to treat. Claims benefit of €1.45m was allocated to cover 750 claims for arthritis and rheumatism.

Treating rheumatism and related syndromes with acupuncture

Normally, once you have been diagnosed with rheumatic disorders such as different arthritises, neck/back pains from disc problems, or fibromyalgia, you will be told to ‘live with’ these diseases, take drugs that may risk some unexpected, even dangerous, side effects, change your lifestyle, and even accept loss of mobility. In addition, the long-term pain may also cause related psychiatric symptoms including anxiety and depression, which are recognised as chronic pain syndrome.

The advantages of arnica

Do you suffer from muscular aches, pain, stiffness, sprains, or bruises? Vogel Atrogel arnica gel could be the answer, especially for those who prefer a natural, organic product. Arnica has been used for many years to ease the symptoms of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises, and swelling after injury.

What is homeopathy?

Connie Menezes, a registered homeopath will this week explain to Mayo Advertiser readers how homeopathic medicine works.

 

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