We Looked Into the Real Benefits of Acupuncture

The deal with acupuncture's effect on pain, fertility, depression, and everything else people use it for.


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A 3,300-year-old mummy's healthcare, a blood test that can read your body's internal clock, and predicting who will respond to sugar pills for pain.


My Day of Wellness Made Me Feel Like Crap

Cupping. Guided Meditation. Alternate nostril breathing. Cryotherapy. Sensory deprivation float tank. I did it all—and more—on the same day.


Cows in Switzerland Could Be Given Acupuncture Instead of Antibiotics

Following the World Health Organisation’s warning that the overuse of antibiotics in meat causes antimicrobial resistance in humans, Swiss vets are trialling alternative medicine.


Why the Olympics Are an ‘International Festival of Sports Pseudoscience’

Cupping is just one science-free ‘therapy’ on display in Rio.


The Latest New Age Trend Is Tapping Your Fingers and Mumbling to Relieve Pain

The Emotional Freedom Technique is the New Age therapy of the moment and involves tapping yourself over your body to cure physical and mental ills.


Semi-Public Acupuncture Penetrates a Museum

On pins and needles for social activism with artist Simone Leigh.


A Therapist Told Me I had a Demon in my Vagina

After a lifetime of chronic endometriosis a Chi Tsang Nei practitioner informed me I had a demon in my vagina.